Gryphons Walk for Wellness

The Gryphons Walk for Wellness during Healthy Workplace Month was a big success!

"The tour was interesting and well planned."

"​People that didn’t even attend the event heard about how great it was!"

Creating a Healthy Workplace Climate

On October 10th, 2017 Maureen McKenna facilitated a session on "Creating a Healthy Workplace Climate" during Healthy Workplace Month.  Maureen used her 20+ years of experience in organizational effectiveness to lead an engaging session for leaders on how to create a healthy work climate that can generate positive energy to power actions. She highlighted the importance of examining our behaviours and conversations at work to enhance work climate, and provided a practical tool that has the potential to make a positive difference. 

Celebrate Our Spaces

During Healthy Workplace Month, we asked faculty and staff, "What’s your favourite space on campus and why do you like it so much?" We encouraged our campus community to take a photo of a place they love the best anywhere U of G is and were impressed with the beautiful photos we received. 

The top three photos that were selected by the review committee are shared below: 

First Place

Vicki Shearer’s photo of Macdonald Street 

Marathon Race Image

The Power of Volunteering

A wide variety of organizations and associations rely heavily on volunteers to support their efforts.  Data collected through Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CGSVP) found that 47% of Canadians aged 15 and over provided volunteer work in 2010.  What motivates almost ½ of our population aged 15 and over to give of themselves, their skills and abilities, and their time?  Why is there power in volunteering?

Share your Thoughts on Workplace Wellness at U of G

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Guelph is committed to supporting a whole-person approach to workplace wellness.

The University’s Wellness@Work Advisory Committee aims to create and implement a strategic employee wellness plan based on faculty and staff feedback and employee wellness best practices. You are the expert. Your thoughts about your work environment and wellness initiatives are essential to this process.

Be a Wellness@Work Champion

Do you strongly believe in the importance of workplace wellness? Are you enthusiastic about creating a healthy workplace here at the University of Guelph? Would you like to promote health and wellness opportunities to your colleagues?

If so, you would be an excellent Wellness@Work Champion!

What does a Wellness@Work Champion do?

Wellness@Work Champions help us build a culture of health and well-being at U of G. Champions will:

University Launches New Wellness@Work Initiative

You spend a significant part of your day at work and your experiences here influence your overall health and happiness. To help support a thriving workforce, organization and community, U of G is proud to announce the launch of Wellness@Work, our healthy workplace program.

Workplace health is about more than just physical wellness. The University’s customized program for faculty and staff is based on Excellence Canada’s comprehensive approach, a standard that includes four pillars:

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