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U of G on Tour: Get to know your campus Athletics & Recreation Facilities!

Looking to start a new fitness or wellness journey? Did you know that all staff/faculty on campus have access to a subsidized rate to use the on-campus facilities? Join us on a tour of what programming/services and equipment are available to our staff/faculty members and why the Athletic facilities might just be the best fit for you! Attendees of this tour will receive a free day pass for recreation in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, including access to the Fitness Centre and / or a fitness class, to use at their convenience! ...

Wellness Friday: Sexual Identity and 2SLGBTQ+ Mental Health

While every person’s experience with mental health and well-being is unique, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community face additional and exceptional challenges in this area. This is due to the bias that is inherent within Canada and its various systems pertaining to sexual identity. Whether you are a member of this community or an ally, learning more about different sexual identities and the historical and societal causes that contribute to 2SLGBTQ+ mental health and well-being challenges enables you to better support yourself and the people around you – a key step in mitigating the impact of...

Art on Campus: Tour of the summer exhibition season at the Art Gallery of Guelph

Join an informative and conversational tour of the current exhibitions on view at the Art Gallery of Guelph. Exhibitions include Yours in Native Spirit: Richard Bedwash, highlighting works by the Anishinaabe artist created while active in the Native Sons, an organization established at the Guelph Correctional Centre in 1977, and What Remains, an exhibition exploring the texture and nuance of the migrant experience and that of citizens of the borderlands who bear witness. Registration: ...

Wellness Friday: Social Media: The Impact on Mental Health

These days, almost everyone is using social media in one way or another. Online platforms offer a quick and convenient way to connect with others across the world; share photos, accomplishments and opinions; market ourselves and our businesses; and see what our friends, family, colleagues and competitors are up to. With such pervasiveness, it is important to be aware of the impact social media can have on our mental health. This session will introduce participants to both the positive and negative effects of social media on mental health and review some key strategies to promote healthy...

Wellness Friday: Inner Strength

This session will explore self-esteem, self-confidence and self-efficacy, all important components of inner strength, as well as the benefits of practicing self-compassion. Participants will be introduced to a variety of theories and concepts around these topics, have the opportunity to complete self-assessments and learn strategies to help build a stronger sense of self. Register through Qualtrics! Questions? Email wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca

U of G on Tour: Get to know your campus Athletics & Recreation Facilities!

Looking to start a new fitness or wellness journey? Did you know that all staff/faculty on campus have access to a subsidized rate to use the on-campus facilities? Join us on a tour of what programming/services and equipment are available to our staff/faculty members and why the Athletic facilities might just be the best fit for you! Attendees of this tour will receive a free day pass for recreation in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, including access to the Fitness Centre and / or a fitness class, to use at their convenience! ...

U of G on Tour: Honey Bee Research Centre

The University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre is a leader in apiculture, research and education. Honey bees play a key role in agricultural productivity and ecosystem sustainability by providing pollination services to crops and wild plants. Our mandate is to help honey bees continue this vital work. Tour Outline:  Front garden gathering where you will meet the team.  Short interactive presentation on honey bee biology.  Instructions on how to behave around stinging insects.  Outside demonstration in the beeyard on beekeeping...

Power of Fun

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD FUN? This session will reference the book The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again by Catherine Price to explore the impact of "fun" on our mental, physical, and emotional health. We'll complete a personal "fun audit" and brainstorm how to create more fun in our lives at home, work and in our relationships. Research shows fun is essential for a happier, healthier, more energetic, and purpose-driven life, and looks different for...

Mental Health First Aid

Developed by the Mental Health Commission Canada, this 2-day certification course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance-related, mood-related, anxiety and trauma-related, and psychotic disorders. Recommended for: Individuals for whom those in distress are referred to, or who have direct responsibilities for assisting those experience significant difficulties. These are not mental health professionals per se, but who are expected to have professional competency in understanding and monitoring situations...

U of G on Tour: Get to know your campus Athletics & Recreation Facilities!

Looking to start a new fitness or wellness journey? Did you know that all staff/faculty on campus have access to a subsidized rate to use the on-campus facilities? Join us on a tour of what programming/services and equipment are available to our staff/faculty members and why the Athletic facilities might just be the best fit for you! Attendees of this tour will receive a free day pass for recreation in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, including access to the Fitness Centre and / or a fitness class, to use at their convenience! ...

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