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Living Well at the U of L

University of Lethbridge among Alberta's healthiest workplaces.
Contact Us

Wellness & Recognition
Human Resources
Office: SU030 (Students' Union Building)
Phone: (403) 332-5217
Email: suzanne.mcintosh@uleth.ca

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

The University is holding the annual Long Service Awards and Retirement Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms (S.U.B.). We will be honoring 141 employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service. - See more at: Long Service Awards Do you qualify for a long service award in 2015?  check new Calculations Do You Qualify?

-February 11th: Mini Miassage is back! Wellness has teamed up with Lethbridge College Massage Therapy students to bring you 15 minute mini-massage once again! Check out Events calendar for dates, times and locations Events or Register

-QuitCore Sessions Cancelled - For more information regarding the smoking cessation program, email wellness or visit Alberta Health Services.

-Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - customized training to U of L managers, supervisors and employees - recognizing and responding to mental illness in the workplace. The workshop will be held on March 17 from 8:00 AM - Noon.  The session will be held in AH100. Register here

-Help us locate First Aid resources on campus! If you have a First Aid Kit or have First Aid or CPR training please contact Christina Harsch by Feb. 1 for your chance to win prizes!   

Mental Health in the Workplace

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - customized training to U of L managers, supervisors and employees - recognizing and responding to mental illness in the workplace. The workshop will be held March 17 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM in AH100. Register here

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace.pdf

-Mental Health First Aid courses and certification are available free of charge to staff and faculty at the University of Lethbridge. The next course is scheduled for mornings on Oct 15, 17, 22 and 24. For more information email auburn.phillips@uleth.ca

Staying Well at the U of L

February 2015 - Staying Well Profile, Tierah Hinchliffe Staying Well Profile

How do YOU Stay Well at the U of L?  Do you have an interest you enjoy outside of work, something that helps stretch and maintain your physical and/or mental well-being? If so, we'd love to display it in our rotating 'Staying Well at the U of L' feature on our website.

Take a photo of your talent, interest or yourself in action. You could display a quilt, or some wood-turning, a woven scarf, or a jar of jam. Email wellness@uleth.ca with your photo and we will display on a rotating basis on our website and other U of L wellness publications (monthly wellness newsletter, Wellness Facebook, Twitter)

Is there a picture of you with a marathon medal, or a record trout? Maybe you make the world's best nachos, or you've golfed at Augusta?

*Please note your submission will be displayed, along with your name and department, on our U of L Wellness webpage and related publications.  Check this out on a regular basis - You'll learn about the wellness interests of your U of L colleagues, plus maybe even discover a new bridge partner, or mountain biking companion, or someone with a hobby that matches yours.-More info - call Suzanne at 5217 or email wellness@uleth.ca

Mental Wellness Resource Links

EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-663-1142 www.homewoodhumansolutions.com

Some self care strategies and other tips from Great West Life Working Through It

  • Learn healthy ways to manage stress - physical activity, humour, creative self-expression,

mediation using deep breathing, yoga, praying

Dealing with Stress at Work TZ5013 Stress Reduction.pdf

Life Balance Fair

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month is Oct 1 – 31…this year’s theme is 'Living Well at Work' 

Thanks to all who attended this year's 8th Annual Life Balance Fair Oct 22.

The fair was a big success with more than 60 exhibitors, prizes, food, puppies and flu vaccinations!

A BIG Thank You to all the exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and Wellness Committee - we couldn't have done it without you!

Major sponsors were Mercer Canada, SunLife, Canada Safeway, Save-On Foods, Everything Wine and More and the Wellness Committee. 

Check out this year's Prize Winners and Photos!

See you next year!