Travelling Health Fair 2019 - HP242

Upcoming Health Fairs:

February 12 - Location: Diamond Health Care Centre room 9299 (DHCC)

February 13 - Location: Michael Smith Labs room 101 (Point Grey)

February 14 - Location: CIRS Hydro Theatre (Point Grey)

February 20 - Location: Henry Angus room 292 (Point Grey)

March 5 - Location: Alumni Centre rooms 222 & 224 (Point Grey)

NB: An absence of time-slots underneath the dates indicates all appointments are taken. To be placed on a waitlist, please complete this form: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0TJfP2B1UEHqtNj.

Contact melissa.lafrance@ubc.ca if you have questions.


Kidney Health

Your kidneys have the important job of filtering your blood, removing waste and extra fluid, balancing salts and minerals in the bloodstream, and making essential hormones. On average your kidneys filter your entire blood volume 60 times a day! How are your kidneys doing? 1 in 10 Canadians have kidney disease and millions more are at risk.

The good news is that awareness and healthy choices can maintain the health of your kidneys now and in the future. The 2019 Travelling Health Fair will help you understand your own kidney health. This Travelling Health Fair is open to all staff, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows.

Services are provided by pharmacists from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic and trained students from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

As part of this FREE health fair you will receive the following confidential services:

  • Information about kidneys, kidney issues and risk factors for kidney disease;

  • Blood pressure and BMI (height & weight) measurements that impact kidney health;

  • Small finger prick test to measure kidney function (no urine sample required), and

  • Interpretation of results and individualized kidney health action plan (captured in a health passport to take home).


    UBC's Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team will also be on hand to provide resources, information and freebies!

    Appointments are available every 15 minutes and the screening will last approximately 20-30 minutes.

    All participants will receive a Health Passport in which you will receive confidential and individual results. These results will be interpreted by licensed Registered Pharmacists assisted by Pharmacy students in order to assess risk and make recommendations to improve health and lifestyle factors.

    This event is made possible by a partnership with the Pharmacists Clinic-UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.