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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: https://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/news/gcuof-thursday-markets-have-begun 

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!

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