Welcome to Wellness@Work at the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is committed to supporting the well-being of the whole person for all University of Guelph staff and faculty through a comprehensive, integrated, evidence-informed workplace health promotion strategy. The Wellness@Work Advisory Committee helps the University to meet this committment. All staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in Wellness@Work programming and initiatives, and feedback is welcome at any time.

COVID-19 Wellness Resources

Monthly Wellness Challenge

  • Wellbeing Waterloo Region have designed a 30 day challenge with daily practices challenging barriers to equity. The U of G Wellness@Work Programming Committee encourages you to do this challenge throughout the month of September and join the de-brief session in October.

Programs

  • Gryphons Read is a tradition at the University of Guelph.  Each year a different book by a Canadian author is selected to be read by the campus community as a way to share a common reading experience to explore diverse identities and lived experiences, and the themes about the human condition that they address.

  • A variety of resources available to support the BIPOC members of our community who are experiencing the effects of racial trauma and our community members who we invite to begin or continue your journey to becoming a thoughtful and effective ally.

  • The Queer University of Guelph (QUofG) Faculty and Staff Network is a campus community with the goal to provide education, resources, programming and support for employees across the spectrums of gender and sexuality.

  • Do you miss the good old days on the playground? We have the solution for you, Recess League runs weekly with a random sport picked each time inspired by school yard games. Recess League is a great way to have a mental wellness break in the middle of the work day!

  • The Wellness@Work Grant Program is designed to further enhance the physical and psychological health, safety and the quality of life for all faculty and staff.

  • U of G offers five different levels of mental health training opportunities for faculty and staff throughout the year, including More Feet on the Ground, Beyond the Books, SafeTALK, Mental Health First Aid and ASIST