WORKPLACE WELLNESS

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

Vikes Athletics and Recreation and UVic Human Resources collaborated to put together a number of health and wellness programs and classes for UVic employees.

Things to try on campus:

  • Take a class at CARSA
  • Go to the weight room at CARSA or McKinnon
  • Lunch time walk through Mystic Vale
  • Swim at McKinnon Pool
Skin cancer awareness month

Skin cancer awareness month

As May marks both Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the beginning of summer weather, it is the perfect time to be reminded of the importance of sun safety and to embrace lifestyle changes that contribute to long-term skin health. Melanoma can develop...

April is national oral health month

April is national oral health month

National Oral Health Month is a good opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of visiting your dentist regularly and practising good oral hygiene between visits. CDA reminds Canadians to follow these five steps to good oral health: Visit your dentist...

Celebrate national nutrition month

Celebrate national nutrition month

Celebrate National Nutrition Month this March by practicing healthy eating habits! One should never underestimate the importance of eating healthy food.  The benefits of eating a healthy diet includes living a longer life, feeling happier, having more energy,...

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 24!

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 24!

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. Bell...

Slow down, take a breath

Slow down, take a breath

The rush of holiday preparations and tidying up work projects before year end may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Amidst the chaos, don't forget to prioritize your well-being. Take a moment for a quick five-minute breathing technique to ward off burnout. Investing in...

Do your part to avoid the flu

Do your part to avoid the flu

Although we enjoyed very low rates of influenza infection during last year’s flu season, it is suggested that last year’s low rates of influenza infection have left us more vulnerable to it this year. That’s because every flu season helps those who catch the flu...

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder

As summer ends and we transition into colder months the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can impact employee performance. Employees dealing with seasonal depression have decreased alertness and difficulty managing tasks. If your workplace has...

4 tips to get back into a routine in September

4 tips to get back into a routine in September

1. Be present in the present Unless the situation is serious, be thankful for what you have experienced and let it go. Vacations have had their moment but are now a thing of the past. Be grateful but don’t let them occupy so much space in your mind and emotions....

Life transitions

Life transitions

Courtesy of Telus Health Life transitions are periods of transformation in our lives. They often mark the beginning of something new. These changes can be positive: a new job, a big move, or marriage. They can also be more difficult, like the end of a relationship or...

Self-Care Summer

Self-Care Summer

Courtesy of the Mental Health Commission of Canada Self-care should be part of your summer plans. Not just for International Self-Care Day (July 24) or Self-Care Month (June 24 to July 24), but every single day. For July and August, we’re encouraging you to put...

Summer heat safety at work

Summer heat safety at work

During the summer months there may be periods where the temperature rises above a comfortable range for work settings. When heat is combined with other factors like physical activity, air temperature, relative humidity, loss of fluids or fatigue, it can make indoor...

Pride Month

Pride Month

June is Pride month, an annual event commemorating the historic Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969. These riots, which were ignited by a raid on a gay club, served as a catalyst for a series of demonstrations and became a pivotal moment in the initiation of the Gay...

A lesson in gratitude

A lesson in gratitude

Join us for a free, online seminar on May 18, 2023 to learn about the science behind gratitude and how it can help to increase the meaningful relationships in all areas of your life. The newest research empowers individuals to learn how to incorporate gratitude both...