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Living Well at the U of L

University of Lethbridge among Alberta's healthiest workplaces.
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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

Congratulations to the 2015 Long Service and Retirement Award recipients! This year the University honored 146 employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service, and 17 retiring employees.

The powerpoint presentation of all recipients will be available here for viewing the week of May 11.  A big THANK YOU to all who assisted with the ceremony! We couldn't have done it without you!

- May 1 - June 14  Be(e) Amazing Race is on! - Join us for a trek in honour of the Pan Am Games! 6 weeks to challenge your co-workers and colleagues to be active! Join here.

- Employee Health and Wellness survey is now closed - Aggregate survey results should be available in May. 

- Upcoming Lunch and Learns - Quilt Canada - May 26 at noon AH118!  More info here

- June Lunch and Learns - Dr. Brenda Leung - Health Sciences Faculty and Emmy Droog Chair in Complementary and Alternative Health Care - will be presenting on Food, Fad diets and Nutrition Myths.  Send your questions ahead of time to Wellness Lunch and Learn Dr Brenda Leung June32015.pdf

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 auburn.phillips@uleth.ca

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 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).

*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

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.

BEE Amazing Race 2015

The BEE Amazing Race starts May 1st and runs till June 14th! Register at heartsmart.ulethbridge.ca to participate in weekly challenges, earn passport stamps, and collect fun badges!

Week 3 - draw prize winners:  Bernadine Wojtowicz and Morgan Martin.  Please email wellness or call 5217 for prize pickup!

Week 4 - Chile - This is the week to relieve stress!  Get bonus badges for relaxing, Desktop Yoga, or keeping a journal.  We are into the Home Stretch of the Race - register for the Challenge Wrap Up and Lunch June 18 at noon L1060 

Bonus Week - Montreal - check out the Fitness Funnies and jokes submitted for the bonus week.

Check out Fitbit's tips for increasing steps FITBIT Thanks to those who have already submitted for the 'Staying Well' Badge and challenge for Bee Amazing Race. Watch for some of these submissions on Wellness and FB  Bee Amazing Poster 2015.pdf