Over the course of one week, over 140 UBC MD students, residents, alumni, and UBC MAA members from all over BC, and even as far as Ottawa, joined us for the inaugural UBC Medical Alumni Association Wellness Week, a completely virtual opportunity to focus on health and wellbeing. We had students from all four years and from all four distributed sites, as well as alumni from 22 class years.
On August 31st, participants went online to join in on a virtual wrap up party to celebrate their achievements. Dr. Maryam Zeineddin, BSc’98, MD’03, hosted the event to share the results and announce our contest winners. Participants took over 100 selfies, documenting the over 40 unique activities they completed, including things they’ve never done before like jet skiing, go karting, axe throwing, surfing, kite flying, and origami! Together, over 300,000 steps were taken, equivalent to 230 km from MSAC to Clinton, BC.
A special congratulations goes out to our contest winners:
#1 – Photo Scavenger Hunt
Winner: Pavlos K.
#2 – Selfie Contest
Winner: Rebecca L.
#3 – 7 days, 7 Unique Activities Challenge
Winner: Derek S.
#4 – New Activity Challenge
Winner: Jeremy Z.
#5 – Thursday, August 26th Step Challenge
Winner: Michael P.
#6 – Park Activity Challenge
Winner: Mihaela V.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for UBC MAA Wellness Week and we hope everyone is able to incorporate health and wellness into their daily lives.
UBC MAA Wellness Week Organizing Committee
Dr. John Edworthy, MD’77 (Chair), Dr. Jack Burak, MD’76, Dr. Cathy Clelland, Dr. David Jones, MD’70, Dr. Doug Wilson, MD’77, Dr. Jim Boyle, MD’78, Arman Singh, Justin Buttar, Percival Chang (MD Financial Management), Eric Chow (UBC), Tara Newell (UBC)