Healthy Workplace Month - October 2018 Calendar

We are excited to celebrate Healthy Workplace Month this October, alongside a number of other Canadian organizations and institutions. The Wellness@Work Programming Committee has planned dozens of free activities, events and opportunities for faculty and staff at U of G to participate in throughout the month.

View the full event calendar for the Guelph Campus or the calendar for Ridgetown, Simcoe, Guelph-Humber and research stations attached below.

Join the Campus Mile: Healthy Workplace Month Launch Event on October 1st!

Eating to Support Mental Well-being

It’s long been acknowledged that the foods we eat influence our physical health. As we learn more about mental well-being, we’re learning that our food habits can also have a significant influence on our mental well-being. Many of us can relate to the physical symptoms that often accompany stress and anxiety – it’s common to experience an upset stomach or change in bowel habits. If our mental well-being can impact the function of our gut, it makes sense then that what we put into our gut can impact our mental well-being.

Survey Update: Taking a Positive Focus Forward

In October 2017, the University launched the Wellness@Work Survey, to identify and better understand factors within the workplace that affect the psychological health and safety of University of Guelph faculty and staff. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Wellness@Work Survey.  

What have we been up to?

Saturday Farmers' Market

Looking for a fun weekend activity for the summer? Check out the Guelph Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings from 8:00am - 12:00pm to discover seasonal fruits, tasty breads, beautiful art pieces, sustainable fish and more!  

What you’ll discover is a place with a real community feeling where you can bring the whole family and get your weekly grocery shopping done at the same time! There’s something for everyone! 

Leave for Change Participants Announced

Congratulations to the four members of the University of Guelph community who have been selected to participate in Leave for Change in 2018.

Leave for change provides an opportunity for U of G staff and faculty to demonstrate their commitment to global citizenship and international development by contributing their skills and knowledge during short-term volunteer assignments with organizations in developing countries.

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:

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