Staying Well at the U of L Monthly Profile - Katherine Wasiak

March 2015 - Staying Well Profile, Katherine Wasiak.

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2015 Employee Health and Wellness Survey

The Employee Health and Wellness Survey is back again this year!  Survey runs from March 16th through till the 30th, and participants are entered in for prizes, including early bird prizes and a grand prize!

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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

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

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Employee Health and Wellness Survey

The Employee Health and Wellness Survey is back. Mike Mahon Survey Memo 2015.pdf

First Week Prize Draws:

Flowers - Kathy MacFarlane; U of L Bookstore Gift card - Elizabeth Galway; Safeway Gift Card - Eric Hamilton; 10 punch facility pass (SRS) - Brandie Lea; other draw prizes (lunch kits, water bottles, toques) - Christine Anderson, Nolan Meyer, William Tietz, Naomi Cramer, Maureen Hawkins, Darron Kelly - contact Wellness to arrange for prize pick up!  

Purpose: This survey is being used to capture health and wellness trends, and to identify any gaps in our program and improve upon it. 

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

When: The survey will run from March 16th - 30th. 

How: Employees will be sent a unique username/password to their University Email which will allow them to access the survey. This allows for confidentiality and anonymity. 

Why: Employee health and wellness helps ensure a positive workplace and a high quality learning environment for our students.

The survey will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes of your time, and you will be entered for a chance to win prizes!   For previous survey's results - click here.

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?

- April 8 - Sculpture Walk - Lunch and Learn 12:00 -12:30 for the walk; 12:30 light lunch in TH277: Join us for a walk around campus highlighting the many sculptures and art installations on display around campus.  Please pre-register If there is interest a second walk will begin at 1:00 PM in TH277. Please indicate which time you prefer beside your name when you register.

- Employee Health and Wellness survey is open until March 30 - please take 10 minutes to respond to the survey so the Wellness Committee can tailor programs and information to your needs. Watch for the Metrics@Work email in your inbox or contact Suzanne McIntosh for more info. 

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

Staying Well at the U of L

March 2015 - Staying Well Profile, Katherine Wasiak

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)

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

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