Living Well at the U of L

University of Lethbridge among Alberta's healthiest workplaces.
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Wellness & Recognition
Human Resources
Office: AH188, AH135
Phone: (403) 332-5217, (403) 382-7187
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

- Wellness has moved! Suzanne's new office is AH188 - enter the doors to the east of the Cash Office in Anderson Hall and head down the hallway to the end. Come for a visit!  

- May 1 - June 14  Be(e) Amazing Race is now over for another year!  Thanks to all participants and Champions!  Check out this year's winners and champions - see you next year!

- Employee Health and Wellness survey is now closed - Aggregate survey results will be available for viewing this fall.

Fall Lunch and Learns - We are planning for a campus architectural tour sometime in September, date to be determined. Then our second Sculpture Tour is scheduled for October 7 at noon in the UCA atrium. Join us for a tour and light lunch Register

- Thinking about Quitting Smoking? Fall Quitcore program will be running again - it's free! More info Fall 2015 Quitcore Poster.pdf  

BEE Amazing Race 2015

The BEE Amazing Race is now over for another year!  Check out this year's winners and Champions here.

Thanks for participating once again! Hopefully this will have kickstarted your physical activity plans for the summer.

Bonus Week - Planking and push-up challenge met by: Brent Graveland, Victoria Holec, Emily Brown, Ashley Cowie, Jared Evans and Tom Doyle. 

Make sure you check out the Fitness Funnies and jokes submitted for the Montreal bonus week.

Keep up your steps for the summer - Fitbit's tips for increasing steps FITBIT Thanks to those who  submitted for the 'Staying Well' Badge. Watch for some of these submissions on Wellness and FB 

Mental Health in the Workplace

Wellness in 10: Creative Ways to Reduce Stress.pdf

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. Watch here for the next scheduled workshop - tentatively set for June 2015. 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

Staying Well at the U of L

April 2015 - Staying Well Profile, Housing Services

Check out their article here: Staying Well Housing Services.pdf

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 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).

*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

Mental Wellness Resource Links

EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-663-1142

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

Employee Health and Wellness Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete the 2nd Employee Health and Wellness Survey. Mike Mahon Survey Memo 2015.pdf

2nd Week Prize Draws:

Flowers - Ian Maclachlan; U of L Bookstore Gift card - Susan Pollock; Adult fitness program (SRS) - Kevin Matis; other draw prizes (lunch kits) - Dan Kazakoff, Lucas Neamtu, Daniel Howard, Jasminn Berteotti, 

Grand Prize Winners - Becky Lore - sit/stand workstation; Kirsten Livingstone - weekend for two in Waterton.  - contact Wellness to arrange for prize pick up!  

Who: This survey is for all employees of the University of Lethbridge. 

When: Aggregate survey results should be available in May.

Why: Employee health and wellness helps ensure a positive workplace and a high quality learning environment for our students. The survey is being used to capture health and wellness trends and to plan future wellness programming.

For 2012 survey's results - click here.