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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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  • Discover Drop in Pickleball!

    Introducing Pickleball! A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong together. Interested? Drop-in during any of the times below* - no registration required!

    January 2020:

    • Tuesdays (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28) 9:00am-11:00am
    • Saturdays (Jan 11, 18, 25) 10:00am-12:00pm

    * Drop-in fee or Membership required.
    For more information, contact the Customer Service Centre.

    Yoga Rave: January 16, 2020 from 7-9pm!

    • Entry by donation ($5 suggested donation - we accept cash, credit and debit)
    • All proceeds going to ULSU Food Bank
    • PRIZES to be won!

    Ultimate Break It Off Challenge

    Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society are launching the Ultimate Break It Off Challenge – a six week contest that encourages young adults to be done with smoking in 2020 for their chance to win cash prizes.

    About the Ultimate Break It Off Challenge:

    1.  Registration (January 1-February 6, 2020)

    2.  Challenge (February 7-March 19, 2020)

    3. Post-challenge (March 20-31, 2020)

         *   Break It Off from Smoking
         *   Stay Smoke-Free
         *   Refer and Support a Friend (please help us spread the word)

    Hurry registration closes February 6!

    Register here or visit for more info!

  • Spring Lunch and Learns/Workshops (Coming Soon)

    Click here to review previous lunch and learn presentations 

    Respectful Workplace sessions - contact Suzanne to schedule a one hour session with your team!

    Check out the new myWCB mobile app - Stay connected -if you have a claim, you can access the important claim information you need, when you need it. You can view your claim information, payment history and upcoming payments, submit expenses for repayment, and more! check it out here.

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

    • New Policies - Sexual Violence; Harassment and Discrimination; Code of Conduct. Find more info here.

      See supports and available resources here.

      Watch for training on the Sexual Violence Policy itself and Respectful Workplace training this winter.

      Sexual Violence Policy sessions - Understanding & Responding to Sexual Violence sessions:

      Respectful Workplace sessions - 

      • Contact Suzanne to schedule a session with your team!

      Register for a Wellness Break with a free 15 minute mini massage!

      Note - Mini-massages are scheduled at 15 minute intervals.

      Will be back after Christmas break!

      Drop in or pre-register - please indicate preferred time (in 15 minute intervals) and session.

    • 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

    • 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 Ways to Stay Well Page!

    • '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).


      With the help of an independent survey company (Metrics@Work), Wellness & Recognition is planning the third Employee Health and Wellness survey. 

      The goal is to capture trends, identify health and wellness programming and improve where possible.

      Watch for an email from Metrics@Work the week of March 19 and the survey will be open from March 19 - 30.


    • 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 results 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, video,  e-counselling through a secure Internet site, or Self-directed online resource package and tools.

      Toll Free English and French 1 (888) 713 8623

      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 counselling or Life Smart Coaching Services

      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. The Life Smart Individualized Coaching Services provide such assistance as New Parent Support, Childcare & Parenting, Financial Consultation, Legal Advisory, Relationship solutions (including both home and workplace relationships), etc. See more info here.