Healthy Workplace Month Calendar- October 2019

Through the Wellness@Work initiative we are proud to be hosting our third annual Healthy Workplace Month at the University of Guelph. The Wellness@Work Programming Committee invites you to take part in some of the fun, free activities to help boost workplace wellness across our institution.  

Here are a few featured events:

U of G Art & Objects Scavenger Hunt Activity

Is it art or a historic object?  The scavenger hunt is made up of pictures of Art or Objects on the U of G campus for you to find. Once you have found the item in the picture, enter its name in the crossword puzzle.

When you have completed the crossword puzzle, submit it to or send by campus mail to Sarah Joosse in Human Resources by November 4, 2019.

There will be prizes awarded by random draw from the correct entries. 

Get out there and explore our beautiful campus this October!

READY-SET-binGO: Healthy Workplace Month Contest

What is Wellness Bingo?

It's a way for you to improve your health and well-being at work and get entered to win prizes for your participation!  

How does it work?

View the poster/instructions and the bingo card for Healthy Workplace Month attached.

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

You have an entire month to work towards finishing the whole card!

How do I enter the draw?

Fall Foliage Photo Contest

Snap a photo in October of some fall leaves, trees, branches or plants at U of G for your chance to win a prize!  Include a sentence or two description of the photo.

A panel of judges will select the top three photos and award prizes. 

The winning photo will be framed and added to the collection of other photo contest winners on display in the UC. 

Send your photo to by October 28, 2019. 

September 2019 Wellness@Work Calendar

Hope you have been enjoying the summer and are looking forward to an exciting Fall!  Attached below is the full September Wellness@Work calendar and the Take a Hike! Challenge poster.

Wellness@Work is challenging you to try at least one new hike each week during the month of September for your chance to win a prize!

Here are a few upcoming opportunities to help you find balance during a busy start to the school year :

Suicide Prevention: Uncovering the Signs

September 10 each year is recognized as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day. 

"Explosive - that’s the impact the suicide of a colleague will have within his or her personal network of family, friends, colleagues and co-workers. With 70% of suicides being completed by working-aged men and women between 30 and 64 years old, the collateral damage of such tragic deaths does indeed reach the workplace."

Take a Hike! Challenge

Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors!  Try a new trail or walk (anywhere!) each week in September. 

Share which trails you explored by October 1, 2019 for your chance to win a prize!  Email the list of trails you explore to to be entered in the draw.

The attached poster has some ideas of trails in Guelph, but feel free to explore others! 

The AllTrails website or phone app is a great resource to discover new local trails:

A green space on the University of Guelph campus.

University of Guelph's Top 20 Bucket List for Employees

The University of Guelph has many unique features and activities for employees to enjoy.  We have compiled many of these features into a Top 20 Bucket List. 

Work your way through with a colleague or on your own, and have fun appreciating our campus.

Exploring the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming

Through the Wellness@Work ON TOUR sustainability series, employees were invited to tour the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming.  As one participant shared, "It seems like the farm is UoGuelph's hidden secret just waiting to be discovered!"

Here's some of the feedback we received:

ON TOUR @ U of G Sustainability Series Highlights

Throughout the month of August, Wellness@Work invited employees to explore unique places on campus to learn more about how we are working together to create a more sustainable U of G. 

Staff and faculty were invited to tour the UC Basement Kitchen, the Honey Bee Research Centre, and the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming.  A talk was also hosted by the Sustainability Office, highlighting the different programs U of G runs to create a more sustainable campus.

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