May 31 is World No Tobacco Day and marks one year since the Guelph campus became a tobacco- and smoke-free space.
"As we enter a new month of COVID-19 protocols, the indirect and evolving implications of the pandemic are establishing new norms and roles within our family units for parents, guardians and those tasked with childcare responsibilities."
"Nearly 1/3 of Canadians spend about one hour each day worrying about their finances. Financial worries often top the list of people’s concerns, even more than thinking about their health. It may not be surprising given the world we live in today."
"In a review of forty-eight papers from eight longitudinal studies focusing on women's social and emotional health in the first year after birth, postpartum depression (PPD) was found to be a severe condition that potentially affects ten to twenty percent of women worldwide."
We asked the U of G community to show their thanks to employees who continue to work at one of our campuses or research stations during COVID-19.
The community response was very positive, with many sharing their notes of appreciation and thanks to their colleagues.
See below a compilation of the THANK YOU notes.
Over the last couple of months, there have been so many changes to the way we typically live our lives. We have been forced to find new ways to connect with one another and be innovative in how we keep ourselves entertained while businesses around us have been temporarily shut down.
If you have now settled into your new routine and are looking for some fun ways to keep yourself entertained and connected to others, here are a few ideas to check out:
Watch a Shakespearean Play
May is here and the Wellness@Work Programming Commmittee is challenging you to a new Wellness@Work Bingo game.
Participate in the Wellness@Work BINGO challenge throughout the month of May. Check off any of the activities that you do and submit your BINGO sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of the month.
Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for a prize!
Over the last couple of months, it has been inspiring to see and hear about the ways our U of G community has come together to support one another and our community. The article “U of G Community Helping Build Online Volunteer Connections” outlines just some of the many ways our colleagues have stepped up to support the Guelph community and beyond.
"Self-isolation and quarantine are essential in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, home is not the safest option for individuals and families experiencing domestically violent relationships. As quarantine measures continue, many experts and statistics show domestic violence is increasing.
"As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve beyond physical illness, many are faced with economic challenges as numerous non-essential businesses and their employees have faced temporary closures and subsequent layoffs. Additionally, service-based industries including travel and food preparation are seeing reductions in business as are those in manufacturing and construction. In many instances, businesses have closed in order to reduce the risk of infection.