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September 2022

Get to know your campus Athletic Facilities! - Sept 8, 2022

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 is 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

This Employee O-Month, learn about honey bees and support the future of honey bee health! 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.

U of G on Tour: The Centre of the Campus Plant Walk - September 2022

This Employee O-Month, John Reinhart, Grounds Manager, will take participants on a "Centre of the Campus Plant Walk". John has worked at U of G for 48 years and has been involved with 1/3 - 1/2 of all trees planted on campus. Come learn about new plantings, plant problems, botany, history of campus and more! Take a break to enjoy the fresh air and take a stroll through our beautiful campus. All are welcome, so bring a colleague or friend and don't forget your comfortable walking shoes!

Get to know your campus Athletic Facilities! - September 14, 2022

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 is 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: Get to know your U of G Guelph Campus - September 14, 2022

Looking to learn more about your U of G Guelph campus? This Employee O-Month, take your break and join our tour guide, Hilary Holmes, U of G Pathways Advisor, for a stroll. Hilary was employed as a U of G campus tour guide from 2012-2015 and has toured hundreds of students, staff, and faculty. All are welcome, so bring a friend or colleague. The tour will last approximately 60 minutes and go on rain or shine. Most of the tour will be outside, so please remember to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring your water bottle as needed.

Campus Food Market

The Campus Food Market is back this Fall! Visit the market every Thursday in September between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to buy some fresh produce you may need. By doing so you will also be able to complete an activity in the Wellness@Work Employee Orientation Month Passport Challenge and work towards entering a draw for some amazing prizes! Prize package #3 for the passport challenge includes a $25 credit to the Campus Food Market. 

Get to know your campus Athletic Facilities! - September 20, 2022

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 is 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!

World Gratitude Day - Gryph Gratitude Exhibit

Take your break and share what you are grateful for in our U of G community at our Gryph Gratitude Exhibit on World Gratitude Day. Visit us in the UC Courtyard from 10 am - 3pm on September 21st. 

U of G on Tour: Get to know the OVC - Sept 21, 2022

Looking to learn more about your U of G Guelph campus? Take your break and join our tour guide, Steve Nyman, Director of Physical Resources, for a stroll by the OVC buildings. You'll learn a bit about the OVC history and architecture and see some horses and cows.  The tour will last approximately 60 minutes and be mostly outside, so please remember to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring your water bottle as needed. Register now through Qualtrics!

Fall Equinox Yoga on Johnston Green - September 2022

How can we achieve a still mind amid the chaos of a new school year? Where do we turn to access the voice of our deepest wisdom?   Take a break and join us for a Classical Yoga class on U of G's historical, beautiful and sprawling Johnston Green.  Everyone is welcome: faculty, staff, students, alumni, visitors and retirees. No experience is required! 

Campus Food Market

The Campus Food Market is back this Fall! Visit the market every Thursday in September between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to buy some fresh produce you may need. By doing so you will also be able to complete an activity in the Wellness@Work Employee Orientation Month Passport Challenge and work towards entering a draw for some amazing prizes! Prize package #3 for the passport challenge includes a $25 credit to the Campus Food Market. 

Guided Arboretum Nature Walk - Sept 23, 2022

This Employee O-Month, take your break and join us for an hour-long interpretive nature walk through the beautiful arboretum. Please remember to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring your water bottle as needed. 

U of G on Tour: Get to know your U of G Guelph Campus - Sept 26, 2022

Looking to learn more about your U of G Guelph campus? Take your break and join our tour guide, Hilary Holmes, U of G Pathways Advisor, for a stroll. Hilary was employed as a U of G campus tour guide from 2012-2015 and has toured hundreds of students and their families. All are welcome, so bring a friend or colleague. The tour will last approximately 60 minutes and go on rain or shine. Most of the tour will be outside, so please remember to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring your water bottle as needed.

Get to know your campus Athletic Facilities! - September 27, 2022

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 is 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!

Campus Food Market

The Campus Food Market is back this Fall! Visit the market every Thursday in September between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to buy some fresh produce you may need. By doing so you will also be able to complete an activity in the Wellness@Work Employee Orientation Month Passport Challenge and work towards entering a draw for some amazing prizes! Prize package #3 for the passport challenge includes a $25 credit to the Campus Food Market.