Healthy Workplace Month Blog

Assessing your Ergonomics

The Ergonomics Program at the University of Guelph aims to assist faculty and staff to work safely.  Ergonomics applies scientific theory, principles and methods to explore the relationships between the worker job tasks and the workplace.  Ergonomics removes barriers to quality, productivity, and safe human performance by fitting products (equipment), tasks and environments to people.

Support U of G’s United Way Campaign 2021

The University of Guelph 2021 United Way Campaign will help make our community a better place to live by contributing to 50 different agencies and 72 different programs in Guelph Wellington Dufferin.  The United Way invests in five Impact Areas - Connected Kids, Adequate Basic Needs, Supports for Seniors, Sense of Belonging and Positive Mental Health.  Please join us and show your local love. Last year - in the middle of a pandemic, no less - you amazed us all by raising more than $537,000 to support United Way-funded charities.

Mindful Mondays

Fall is my favourite season. Something about the vibrant colours, falling leaves, and crisp air makes me pause and appreciate the beauty all around us.  For me, October has always brought a renewed focus on mindfulness and gratitude in my everyday life.

This Fall in particular, I am finding the importance of infusing mindfulness into my day and wanted to share a few tips that have helped me over the years.

Support U of G’s United Way Campaign

Each year, U of G joins together to support the United Way.  Typically, there are a variety of in-person fundraising events and activities across the University.  This year will look different due to COVID-19, but the need is still there.

Support U of G’s Student FoodBank

Many students have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The Guelph Student FoodBank provides food for current undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of emergency food.

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