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

Pink Shirt Day 2022

Get your pink shirts ready, or better yet, purchase a 2022 edition (available at London Drugs) with proceeds being distributed to youth anti-bullying programs throughout western Canada. Bullying continues to be a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and online so please do your part to raise awareness of these issues. Although this initiative … Read more

October 22, 2021 – Employee Fitness Challenge Friday High Five Message

It’s crazy how fast time flies – here we are at another Friday already. I hope everyone had a great week and had a chance to do some self-soothing/self-care. I went for quite a few walks, did some squats everyday, attended the BioDiet and Meditation sessions and did a lot of reading. All in all, … Read more

October 15 – Employee Fitness Challenge Friday High Five Message

Happy Friday everyone. It doesn’t look like we are going to have a very good opportunity to get outside much this weekend with all the rain that is forecasted, but hopefully some of you are like me and don’t really mind digging out your rain gear and getting out for some fresh air, regardless of … Read more

Service Improvement Training Fund

During the latest round of collective bargaining, a new fund was established for all continuing support staff which provides funding for specific types of group training and professional development activities including, but not limited to: Indigenous cultural competencies mental health and crisis management training to support accessible learning for persons with disabilities communications conflict resolution … Read more

Professional Development Funds Available

Fall has arrived and with it has brought pumpkin spice lattes, warm sweaters and, of course, the start of the academic year – a time to dust off your books and learn something new by attending virtual and in-person workshops, traveling to a conference, or taking a research trip. What about renewing your professional memberships, … Read more

Fitness Challenge Friday High Five Message – October 8

Happy Friday everyone and I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Even in all the chaos of the past 18 months, I’m sure you all have something to be thankful for. Take some time this weekend to rest, relax and reflect on the positive things in your life. Thank you for continuing to submit … Read more

Friday High Five Message – September 24

Great job on another week of wellness. I hope you are managing to attain your goals (still a couple of days left). We’ve had some beautiful sunshine this week so that’s helped! I sent a message out to you all on Monday morning reminding you to submit your progress reports, and I think that really … Read more