Stay up to date with the latest on-campus wellness initiatives for employees at Langara College. Check out our Wellness Classes page for details on the complimentary wellness classes offered to employees each semester. Want to share your ideas for future events and activities? Send us an email at wellness@langara.ca.


UPCOMING OFFERINGS

To register for any of the workshops or groups listed below, please email us at wellness@langara.ca with the following information:

  • Subject Line: (Name of Offering) Registration
  • Body: Full name, Employee ID, and email address (if different than one used to register) 

In a culture where we sit in one posture for hours on end, the muscles in our body tend to tense up. Looking to ease the stress and strain that comes along with a regular workday? The Registered Massage Therapy Certificate Program is offering one-hour massage therapy clinics at a rate of $20 for employees. As a participant, you will receive assessment and treatment from a supervised student in a learning setting. In addition to enjoying the treatment, you will also provide student therapists with an opportunity to hone their skills and build confidence. Please click here to visit the Registered Massage Therapy site and access the clinic schedule.

All Langara employees are invited to participate in weekday intramural activities in the Langara gymnasium, including: badminton, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball. Want to coordinate a game of ladder golf, bocce, or croquet with your colleagues instead? Complimentary rentals for lawn use are also available. Check out the schedule and offerings on the Intramurals site.

Bicycling is a healthy, inexpensive, environmentally-friendly, and enjoyable commute alternative. Langara is situated near several traffic-calmed bicycle routes; employees can also combine bicycling with transit use. Bike racks are located throughout campus, and a secure bicycle parking cage is located on level P1 of the underground parkade (access card required). Shower facilities are located next to the secure bicycle parking cage, in the gymnasium, and in the basement of Building C (C012 and C013). To obtain an access card for the parking cage, or to learn about the HUB Streetwise Cycling and bike maintenance workshops for employees, contact Raymond Yeung at ryeung@langara.bc.ca. For help with bicycle route planning or finding a cycle buddy, contact Fulton Tom at ftom@langara.bc.ca.

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Looking for alternative sustainable options? Visit the Transportation page for information on carpooling, rideshares transit, and electronic vehicles. 

BC Commuter Challenge June 4 to June 10

Langara is participating in the 2017 BC Commuter Challenge. The main goal of this friendly competition is to reduce our CO2 emissions as we commute! There are many ways to participate so everyone can get involved. First, you should register for our team here. Next, figure out how you're going to take the challenge. Will you take transit, walk, carpool, bike, skateboard, carshare... paddle? You can do almost anything other than drive! If you already commute sustainably keep it up, join the team and log your commutes! Lastly, record your commutes by logging into the account you've created. You can log your commutes every day or all at once, before, during or shortly after the event.

Prizes

Langara employees who register have a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards. You could also win some amazing sponsored prizes through BC Commuter Challenge, including:

  • Pre-loaded Compass Cards
  • Car share vouchers (Evo, Modo)
  • Products and gear (Patagonia, MEC, Keurig)
  • Lessons and rentals (bouldering, rope course, kayaking)
  • Arts, sports, and entertainment (MOA, VSO, VIFF, Vancouver Canadians)
  • Tour and outdoor activities (Whistler, Sea to Sky Gondola, VanDusen)

Some prizes are awarded based on highest participation, so let’s be a winning team! You’ll be promoting sustainable transportation and healthy living too.

This is a great opportunity to come together as a team, learn about each other and celebrate our accomplishments! If you have any questions about the event, please contact Steve Daniell @ sdaniell@langara.ca. Good luck and happy commuting!

Chartwells has a variety of artisan sandwiches and smoothies available for purchase. The sandwich bar houses fresh baked bread from Monte Cristo Bakery with a selection of roasted meats, delicious cheese options, and an array of fresh and grilled veggies to top it off. Opting for a smoothie? Select from a wide range of fruits, veggies, juices, and yogurts to suit your tastes buds. Next time you need to buy lunch on campus, consider an alternative to burgers, fries, and a soft drink; make a healthier choice and consider these wholesome menu options. Click here to visit Chartwell's Dine on Campus website.

Freshii also offers a discount to Langara employees and students at their Broadway and Ash location. Click here to learn more.