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Wellness & Recognition
Office: AH188, AH135
Phone: (403) 332-5217, (403) 382-7187
Email: Suzanne Mcintosh, Susan Roth
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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  • National Non-Smoking Week Information Booth

    Alberta Health Services and Healthy Lethbridge is teaming up with U of L Wellness to bring you an information booth on smoking and quitting.

    • Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 11:30 am - 2 pm in the 1st Choice Savings Centre Foyer

     Add Your Voice - Cannabis Information Sessions

      The University of Lethbridge will be hosting 5 campus community consultations on the issue of cannabis use in response to the pending legalization in July 2018. 

    • Thursday, January 18th, from 10 - 11 am in AH 175
    • Tuesday, January 23rd, from  2 - 3 pm in AH 100
    • Wednesday, January 24th, from 11 am - 12 pm in AH 116                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Lunch & Learn - Stress-free Event Booking

    Please join us for a Lunch and Learn on stress-free event booking on campus with guest speakers from the U of L Conference & Event Services.

    • Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 from 12 PM - 1 PM in L1114

    Register Online or by e-mailing

    Speaker Series Spring 2018

    In support of the People Plan, Human Resources has organized a Supervision and Leadership Speaker Series - Spring 2018. 

    Three Sessions will be held during this semester. We encourage you to attend and participate in this Speaker Series.

    • Thursday, January 25th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm in AH 100 - Dr. Richard Perlow "Training the trainer"
    • Monday, February 26th from 10:00 - 11:30 am in AH 100 - Chee Meng Low "The Art of Music Conducting and Leadership"
    • Monday, April 9th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in AH 100 - Craig Milner "Communicate Like a Leader"

    To register, please email Wellness at

    Fentanyl Overdose Prevention and Take Home Naloxone Training Sessions

    Lethbridge Arches will be offering a couple fentanyl and opiod information and naloxone training sessions on campus. These sessions are free and open to University of Lethbridge students, staff and faculty.

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12 pm in UHall Room D 610
    • Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12 pm in UHall Room D 610

    Register by e-mailing

    Lunch & Learn - Resilience in Work and in Life: Exploring the role of self-compassion

    Please join us for a Lunch and Learn with Sienna Caspar. In this session, the concepts of resilience and self-compassion will both be introduced. 

    • Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm in AH 137

    Register Online or by e-mailing

    Mini Massages

    The Lethbridge College Massage Therapy Students will be back on campus next semester. Be sure to register to secure a spot!

    • Wednesday, February 14th, 2018- UHall D635 from 10 am - 12 pm
    • Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 - L1114 from 10 am - 12 pm
    • Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 - AH 137 from 10 am - 12 pm

    Register here

    ​Interested in trying out a sit/stand workstation? Contact Suzanne for more info. Here is the process for purchasing sit/stand workstations.


  • Ways to Stay Well


    1. Mindfulness
    2. Music
    3. Cross Country Skiing
    4. Happy Heart
    5. Crocheting/Knitting
    6. Family Play Day
    7. Skiing/Snowboarding
    8. Nutrition
    9. Office Ergonomics
    10. Swimming 

    For the full list with included resources and articles visit our webpage!

  • Mindful Employer Sessions - Wellness will be contacting U of L departments to set up workshops in one of 4 areas: Accommodation, Resolving Conflict, Improving Workplace Relations, Responding to Mental Health Issues. Watch for 1 hour sessions in your area, or contact for more info.

       Mental Health and Wellness presentation for Academic Leaders. Feel free to take a look - you may find some new strategies to deal with your own mental wellness. 

    Wellness in 10: Creative Ways to Reduce Stress.pdf

  • The purpose of this program is to provide stretching and strengthening exercises that can be completed at your desk, out on the job, or even at home. The program is broken up into six sections. Use that break-down to manage your exercise time and target areas you want to develop. Remember the key here is balancing strength and flexibility in the important muscle groups and for the whole body. CLICK HERE to download the program.

    Follow along to a video demonstration HERE!

    Or HERE for demo 2

    Want some quick ergonomic tips? Watch this short video clip Office Ergonomics

  • 'Health Check for U' is Changing Lives!

    Read an article by U of L's Kori-Lee Nicolle about how Health Check for U helped her achieve her health goals.


  • 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. Use the online form to share your story and 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).

  • Thank you to all who took the time to fill out the 2015 Employee Health & Wellness Survey. The goal was to capture trends, identify health and wellness programming and improve where possible. 574 employees (or 49.4%) responded and we have captured the results.

    The result are available HERE.

  • The University of Lethbridge Employee Assistance Program is a confidential resource provided to help faculty, staff and family members (who are enrolled in the benefits plans) enhance their personal and workplace functioning.

    You and your eligible dependents can each receive up to twelve hours of counselling services per benefit year provided through the EFAP. Counselling services are provided either in person, over the phone or through a secure Internet site.

    Toll Free English 1 (800) 663 1142

    Need more info? Click EFAP.


    Are EFAP appointments confidential? 

    Yes.  The EFAP carefully adheres to professional standards of ethics and confidentiality. Records maintained by the EFAP are not part of or accessible to any other University record system. Except for danger to self or others, child or elder abuse or neglect, or authorized legal access, no information is released without consent of the client. 

  • What does it cost to use the EFAP? 

    There is no cost to you for up to twelve, 1-hour long appointments with the EFAP. 

    My supervisor (or spouse/co-worker) wants me to come for counselling. Do I have to? 

    Use of the EFAP is voluntary. This said, if someone is suggesting the EFAP, they must be worried about you and it may be a good idea to talk with a professional. When you think about it, an hour with a trained professional who listens carefully to your concerns is a supportive event. 

    Is it true that most people who come to the EFAP have alcohol or substance abuse issues? 

    No, this is not true. Most people who use the EFAP come to discuss relationship issues or personal development. People also come for help with managing anxiety or for assistance in adjusting to a new community.