August 2018 Happiness Calendar

The Greater Good Science Center has release their August 2018 Happiness Calendar. For each day of the month, check out this calendar for links to a variety of resources related to happiness. 

The 8 Domains of Wellness

The Crest is the research, teaching and health care magazine of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Read the Spring-Summer 2018 edition to learn more about new research happening at U of G exploring factors affecting the mental well-being of veterinarians.  Professors Andria Jones-Bitton and Colleen Best, and PhD candidate Jennifer Perret are conducting this research.

Weekly Market on Campus

Have you visited the market yet at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF)? Right on campus you can check out fresh seasonal produce to take home with you. 

Get delicious certified organic produce from the GCUOF at the weekly markets hosted each Thursday from 3 - 6 p.m.

The GCUOF is located off College Ave E. on campus. Free parking in P18 at College Ave E and Dundas Lane.

Learn more: 

Invitation to Smoke-Free Consultation Session

U of G is transitioning to be a smoke-free campus in Spring 2019.  We recognize that this new policy will have an impact on those who smoke on the main campus and we want to hear from you. 

Please join one of the following 1.5h smoke-free consultation sessions to share your questions, comments and concerns:

Wellness@Work Consultation Sessions

We want to hear from you!

Wellness@Work is looking for your input on what our strengths and opportunities are for enhancing the physical and psychological health and safety of our staff and faculty.  As we continue following Excellence Canada’s Healthy Workplace Model, we are looking for opportunities to enhance wellness at U of G.

Come join a 1.5h session and participate in an activity to discuss what we’re doing well and where we can improve in the following areas:

U of G Garden Gander

U of G Garden Gander

Wellness@Work is launching a summer walking series, exploring U of G’s beautiful gardens. Join us every Tuesday until the end of August for a guided walk through the picturesque gardens and landscapes on campus.

John Reinhart, Grounds Manager, will take participants on a noon hour walk to explore different gardens and trees on our campus.  Each week will feature a different area of campus with more to discover.  Come learn about new plantings, plant problems, botany, history of plantings and more!

The 10-5 Way: A Happiness Hack

It's no secret that happiness is contagious.  At work, taking time to acknowledge others and share a friendly smile or greeting can go a long way. 

In Shawn Anchor's book, "Before Happiness: The 5 hidden keys to achieving success, spreading happiness, and sustaining positive change,he shares a simple example that many organizations have now adopted called the 10:5 Way. 

The rules are simple:

More Feet on the Ground: Mental Health Training

Faculty and staff at U of G can help create a caring campus community by learning how to recognize, respond and refer students who may be in need of support. 

More Feet on the Ground has been developed by the Council of Ontario Universities, Brock University and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health as an educational resource to support campus community members to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus. 

Cultivating Self-Care: A Starter Kit

On July 24 we recognize International Self-Care Day, as an opportunity to celebrate the important role self-care plays in maintaining positive mental and physical health.  

Self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity in our everyday lives.  Taking time for ourselves and developing new strategies to enhance our own mental and physical health is an important component to our overall wellness.  Often when we get busy, our basic self-care strategies are forgotten.  

Wellness Bikes Grant Program

These pedal pushers give knowledge mobilization new wheels

Some people are biking to work this week, to help launch the city’s 2018 Bike Month.

But 15 University of Guelph staffers have kicked it up a notch – they’re biking at work.

And in doing so, they’re saving time and pursuing wellness.

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