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Gryphons Read- Q&A on Craft

This session will be a question and answer session on the author’s craft (the art of writing). Participants will be able to engage with the author to ask about his writing process, his influences, his use of different literary tools or techniques (e.g. metaphor and imagery.). Registration coming soon. Sign up to receive a free e-book copy of Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy through this link: https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/submitter/form/start/14978. 

LIVE FACILITATED WEBINAR-The Neuroscience of Thriving through Crisis - How to Make Work Sustainable and Leverage the Moment

Hosted by U of G's Learning and Development team. For Senior Leaders, Chairs, Directors, and People Managers In this session, we will listen to a webcast hosted by the Association for Talent Development featuring NeuroLeadership Institute founder Dr. David Rock present on “The Neuroscience of Thriving Through Crisis.” Change is highly disruptive and threatening to the brain. During this webcast you’ll come to understand why your brain and that of your team members is so challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll also hear why the current crisis has...

Gryphons Read- Evening Author’s Chat

When you register for Gryphons Read, you'll receive an e-mail that contains a personalized code to get your free eBook* copy of Funny Boy. You will also get access to online resources to help bring the story and characters to life as you read, and then have the opportunity to discuss the book with other Gryphons in online book clubs in September.  There will also be the opportunity to meet the author!  To register, please complete this form and be sure to hit 'submit'. This year's selected text is ...

Campus Mile: Healthy Workplace Month Launch Event 2020

Staff, faculty and students are invited to celebrate the launch of Healthy Workplace Month with the third annual U of G Campus Mile!  This year, we are going virtual! Join us online for the welcome video, anytime on Thursday October 1st. Participants will walk, run or roll one mile wherever they are working from. If you're a runner, you may want to try the Campus Mile twice! Participants are encouraged to research a one mile route from their starting point in advance of the event.  This is a chance for you to engage in physical activity, connect virtually with colleagues, take in...

Anxiety: Skills and Strategies Program Starts

Offered by Kathy Somers.  This group program meets once a week for 3 weeks to develop and practice skills in decreasing the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety. A variety of long and short self-calming techniques are introduced, along with behaviours that can help prevent escalation of anxiety.  All techniques in this program have originated from research into strategies which decrease anxiety. They have been well studied and the most up-to-date information will be presented. This is not a self-disclosure or therapy group; the purpose is...

Establishing Work/Life Harmony

Homewood Health has partnered with Occupational Health and Wellness to host this webinar. Description: Many of us feel overwhelmed by competing work and family demands. This session helps participants identify their key work/life stressors, clarify their values and develop skills and strategies to effectively prioritize their time and energy. Register today!

Mood Routes Walk

The Wellness Education Centre is hosting virtual Mood Routes walks for students and employees. Online Location Instructions Join the Teams group called "Mood Routes". The link for the video call will be shared in this group each week. Description Join us for a walk at your own comfort level! Our group will meet online prior to embarking on individual walks and will rejoin at the end to debrief our time spent separately, together! This walking group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back...

Wellness@Work Noon Hour Trivia

Join our much anticipated Wellness@Work Trivia hosted by Jennifer O’Neill in Athletics. Win bragging rights by placing in the top 3 teams on the leaderboard! Feel free to bring along your lunch or favourite snacks. How to participate: Play individually or with your partner or family from the comfort of your home.  Have 2 devices ready- your computer to join the Teams meeting and a phone or other smart device with a...

Feeling like a Fraud? Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Thrive

Imposter syndome is a false and sometimes crippling belief that one's successes are the product of luck or fraud rather than skill.  People who experience imposter syndrome may feel like a fake, feel that everything is down to luck or feel undeserving of their accomplishments. Join this workshop to increase self-awareness of imposter syndrome and identify proactive strategies to enhance wellness. Learning Objectives Develop a common understanding of what wellness means Discuss what impacts employee wellbeing Increase self-...

Classical Yoga Class Every Tuesday & Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon Everyone – faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees – Welcome No experience required. Join Zoom Meeting Please contact ljairath@uoguelph.ca to register and access the meeting link. During this classical yoga and meditation class, we will continue to build upon the Pranayama (breath control) practice from last class. Pranayama – life force, life energy – are the underpinnings of connecting with our mind, emotions and feelings and building courage and resilience while removing fear. It’s a step-by-...

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