Winter, 2023 Learning & Development Series

We are looking forward to a new year and hope that we can offer you some sessions to help  you fulfill your resolutions! Maybe you want to improve your technical skills, or maybe it’s time to focus on your health and well-being. But whatever your goals are for 2023, your Human Resources department is here … Read more

Not Myself Today — Mental Health Training for Supervisors and Managers

To support our institution in its commitment to provide resources to improve and maintain good mental health, a second workshop series of Not Myself Today®, an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, starts in September, 2022. This program will be delivered in five workshops over the coming weeks and months, and we encourage you … Read more

Fall 2022 Learning & Development Series

Welcome back to campus everyone — we’ve missed you! We are pleased to offer you some great learning and development opportunities this fall semester. Building & Sustaining Workplace Mental Health and Performance Beyond the Great Re-Set Join Lori Schmidt, Debbie Pearmain, Victoria Grainger and Tyler Hoffman as they share workplace mental health predictions and practical … Read more

Encouraging Health Behaviour Change, Creating Health Habits Series post #2 — TAKE THIS SURVEY

Submitted by guest blogger Amber Johnston, School of Kinesiology WE STILL NEED YOUR VALUABLE INPUT!! Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in this survey which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. A health and wellness behaviours survey went out late spring and we are looking to have more faculty and … Read more

Join Marlene Affleck on the Ride to Hope – The Canadian Camino

Between August 5-15 Marlene Affleck and her friend will ride their bikes 700 km through PEI supporting two charities very near and dear to them. When the pandemic forced her to postpone her dream of riding the Camino in Spain, she found a substitute – the Canadian Camino. And even better, they are turning this … Read more

Maintaining Your Health During a Heat Wave

I’ve encouraged you all to “don’t hide – get outside” but I wasn’t anticipating such a spike in temperature like we’ve experienced the past few days! Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for most of British Columbia with temperatures expected to reach higher-than-normal, which started on Friday, June 24 and is expected to last … Read more

Don’t Hide — Get Outside; Get Moving in June to Improve Your Mental Health

      Did you know that simply moving your body benefits your mental health. Regular aerobic exercise can reduce depressive symptoms, boost your mood, increase  your energy, and reduce feelings of fatigue. Meditation, yoga and tai chi are all helpful in reducing symptoms of PTSD. When you change your posture and breathing techniques, you … Read more

Encouraging Health Behaviour Change — Creating Health Habits Series post #1

Submitted by guest blogger Amber Johnston, School of Kinesiology There are several things that one has learned from the last three years navigating through a pandemic. At the forefront is the importance of our health and wellbeing.  We can determine our health in many ways — where positive, successful behaviour change influencing our decision making … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge – Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser Walk — Feb 26/22

JOIN THE STRIVE TO THRIVE TEAM – The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is intended to support fellow community members who take shelter wherever they can find it. By walking in the cold and dark and leaving the comfort and warmth of your home, you will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge – Mocktails Anyone?

Sometimes the stress of our daily grind makes us really crave an alcoholic beverage to help us take the edge off at the end of the day, but I hope you are all incorporating other relaxation techniques into your lives this dry-February. If you are anything like me, sometimes just the “look” of the drink … Read more