The UofG Free Store is a student-led, office-supported waste prevention initiative that has successfully rehomed over 1500 items this year alone! This waste prevention program allows members of our campus community to give a second life to their unwanted items, which can then be picked up for free by others. Not only does this prevent usable items from ending up in a landfill, but it also provides a unique shopping experience for staff and students alike.
This Winter practice yoga weekly with the U of G Yoga and Meditation Collective.
Everyone is welcome! No Experience is Required. Note: Try not to eat at least an hour before your yoga practice.
Winter 2024 Weekly Yoga Classes
In-Person Class: Tuesday 12-1 PM (PCH, UC, Level 0, RM 001B (Wing B))
This November, Wellness@Work and the GREAT at U of G Initiative challenge you to focus on being kind to yourself and others by completing our November Kindness Challenge. Kindness, the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate can help make our community stronger, more connected, and more resilient.
When supporting animals used in research, it is common for staff to experience emotional distress, fatigue and burn-out due to compassionate caring. Compassion resilience is therefore extremely important to develop and foster by ensuring animal care and use staff feel valued and emotionally supported.
The Compassion Resilience Project is facilitated by the Compassion Resilience Committee (CRC), U of G members of the animal care & use community.
GREAT at U of G is an initiative designed to foster gratitude, recognition and appreciation for all faculty and staff at the University. On September 21, World Gratitude Day, GREAT at U of G relaunched its customized internal system to support faculty and staff success through education, facilitation, and connection. With this relaunch Gryph Posts have been introduced.
Consistent with commitments in the University of Guelph Strategic Plan Priority #5: Supporting Faculty & Staff Success, the Okanagan Charter, and building on previous important work, Wellness@Work is in the process of updating its strategic plan for a 5-year period from 2024-2029. We are seeking feedback from all University of Guelph faculty and staff on how we support a healthy workplace. Throughout the process, we will seek our community's input on priorities and directions they would like to see from Wellness@Work.
Wellness@Work is pleased to welcome you back for the new school year. We invite you to explore the September Wellness Calendar to discover and rediscover all the resources, services, and spaces that the University offers to staff and faculty.
Wellness@Work is coordinating many activities in September to support faculty and staff to build connection, community and familiarize themselves with the U of G campus. This includes a Photo Scavenger Hunt! There are 13 photos provided from locations across the U of G Guelph Campus. Familiarize yourself with our beautiful campus by grabbing a buddy, taking a walk, snap a photo, and enter to win 1 of 5 Hospitality gift cards.