“A Moment in Pixels” Photo Challenge

Congratulations to everyone whose photo submissions were selected. We would like to thank you for entering your awe-inspiring photos and heartwarming descriptions. A big thanks to our judges for their time and for picking photos that demonstrated the guiding principles of the Work(place) Evolution initiative.

Our final step will be to hang the 40 photos at IRC and DMCBH sometime in May. Watch out for it!

Here are the captivating and stunning photos! 

Submit a photo for the IRC and DMCBH photo gallery walls!

Help us celebrate the people of the Faculty of Medicine by submitting a photo that answers the question: What does thriving mean to you?

Faculty & staff based at the P.A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (IRC) and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) are invited to submit up to three photos by Monday, March 11. Selected images will be printed, framed, and prominently displayed at IRC (3rd floor and basement) and DMCBH (3rd floor) Dean’s Office locations in Spring 2024.

This project is an initiative of the Faculty of Medicine Work(place) Evolution program and co-sponsored by the Faculty Affairs and Facilities teams.


Share your interpretation of “What does thriving mean to you?”, inspired by the guiding principles of the Work(place) Evolution initiative. Each of the themes below captures an aspect of the many ways we can thrive in our workplace.

Photos might demonstrate:

  • Individual Flourishing: How you prioritize your wellbeing, take time to rejuvenate, or what you find beauty in.
  • Vibrant Connectivity: Vibrancy through the use of colour or movement, and connectivity through the many ways we are interconnected to one another and the natural world.
  • At the Leading Edge: Seasonal transitions, a bustling lab, communal workspace, or cutting-edge architecture.

Creativity is encouraged. Photos can be from anywhere in or outside of UBC and taken during any time period. Click here for some examples to spark inspiration.

How to Submit 

Complete the submission form and enter up to three photos taken by you based on one of the themes.


  • Deadline to submit photos: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 4:30pm PST

Image Requirements

More Information

  • This call is open to faculty and staff whose primary location is based at IRC or DMCBH that have now transitioned to shared workspaces.*Faculty and staff at other sites may have future opportunities to participate in similar photo challenges as other sites are transitioned to shared workspaces.
  • Selection criteria: reflects one or more themes, quality of photos, visual impact, creativity and presentation
  • Selected pictures will only be used for the purposes of this project. 

Examples to spark inspiration

Individual Flourishing

Vibrant Connectivity

At the Leading Edge