A healthy win: UBC receives Platinum Extra Mile Award

UBC has received the 2018 Platinum Extra Mile Award, the highest honour given by the Canadian Cancer Society to recognize outstanding work in workplace health promotion.

UBC was commended for its commitment to employee health and for using a variety of strategies and approaches to collectively support workplace environments. In particular, the university earned high praise for its holistic and systemic approach to workplace wellbeing.

The UBC model of embedding health and wellbeing – from the department and organizational levels through Focus on People to employee groups and individuals – was seen as unique and reinforced its reputation as a leader in the area of sustainable workplace health and wellbeing.

Due to the calibre of nominees, a Platinum level was created and UBC became the inaugural winners of the award.

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