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Compassion Resilience Project: Support for the animal care and use community!

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. 

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Order Gryph Post Candy Grams for Halloween!

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. 

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Wellness@Work Strategic Planning: We want to hear from you!

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.

The September 2023 Wellness@Work Calendar is now published!

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. 

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Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge: September 2023

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. 

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Gratitude BINGO Card: Healthy Workplace Month Challenge

The Wellness@Work Programming Committee is challenging you to Gratitude BINGO for Healthy Workplace Month. 

Download the bingo card to participate in the Wellness@Work Gratitude BINGO challenge throughout the month of October.  Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for a prize!   

All you need to do is print the bingo card and mark off squares as you complete them.

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Fall 2023 Yoga Programming Schedule

This Fall, 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.

Fall 2023 Weekly Yoga Classes

In-Person Class: Tuesday 12-1 PM (PCH, UC, Level 0, RM 001B (Wing B)) 

Online Classes

Football: Guelph Gryphons vs Toronto Varsity Blues

On Saturday, August 26th at 1 pm, join the community to watch the Guelph Gryphons Football team play their first season home game against Toronto Varsity Blues. Enjoying activities and socializing with your colleagues can contribute to your wellness at work so why not arrange an outing with your colleagues! Staff and Faculty receive discounted tickets for this game. To purchase tickets for 50% off visit the link below and use Promo Code WW2023.

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