THRIVE: Build a Community at Work


AAPS members and volunteers know the importance of participating in the workplace community


Investing time into workplace friendships and your workplace community can have many positive impacts on your career and your mental health. A number of articles and studies have been published in the last few years reminding us about the importance of these social connections for our wellbeing and our productivity.

We are all busy, but pausing from our tasks to connect socially will help build a sense of comradery as well as a civil workplace. You could:

  • Ask a colleague about their weekend or how their project is going
  • Let your team know that you are attending a lunch & learn and see if anyone would like to join you
  • Say hello to people
  • Invite a colleague who you normally talk to over email for coffee
  • Arrive a few minutes early to your next meeting so you can catch up before the meeting starts
  • Go out for lunch once a month
  • Help organize an event

Participating in your work community can also help you to build friendships, professional relationships, and help you to enrich your workplace experience through networking, events, and volunteering.

Of course we strongly encourage you to participate in AAPS Professional Development and Member Engagement events.

UBC Community Resources

Point Grey Campus

Okanagan Campus

Downtown and Hospital Sites