Faculty of Medicine – The Vancouver Sun United Way Day of Caring

Employees within Faculty of Medicine participated in a Day of Caring at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood house. They first were provided a tour of the house and learned how their donations are supporting this agency. Employees found out about the issues affecting people in the Mount Pleasant area as well as the programs and services that are being offered to make their lives better.

The day started off with a craft activity. UBC employees created greeting cards with the seniors of the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood house. These  cards were later delivered to sick kids at the BC Children’s hospital. After the craft session, our employees served lunch to the seniors and joined them in light conversation.


Seniors making cards for Children’s Hospital


UBC employees getting creative.


Making new friends









Myself and the whole room booking facilities team truly enjoyed the experience we had at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House.  Though it was a Day of Caring and giving back to the community, I felt that I got more out of the experience than just giving back.  It was such a nice atmosphere and to see how the Neighbourhood House works to encourage their seniors to be an active member of their community, made me think about my own retirement/senior years and how important it will be to get involved in activities in community centre and to meet and socialize with people on a regular bases. 

This was a great experience to participate in a United Way activity to give back to the community as part of a team building event.  The consensus amongst the room booking team was that we had fun, gave us all a very good feeling to give back and we hope we can do it again next year.

Shirley Yee

Team Lead, Academic Learning Spaces | UBC Faculty of Medicine


The Vancouver Sun United Way Day of Caring is program that brings United Way’s funded agency partners together with United Way donors to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. This is a great opportunity for UBC’s departments to connect with their local community and watch their donor dollars at work. Please email united.way@ubc.ca if interested in this amazing opportunity.