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Human Resources seminars are open to University of Winnipeg faculty and staff with benefits.  
 

Human Resources Invites You to Participate in Wellness Week 2018!

May 7 – 11, 2018: The University of Winnipeg’s Wellness Week takes place in conjunction with the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and Mental Health Week.  Take a break from your workday to join your fellow colleagues in five days of lunch-hour activities or pre-work yoga, supporting mental and physical well-being

 

  

Monday May 7

Tuesday May 8

Wednesday May 9

Thursday May 10

Friday May 11

 

 

Concussion Assessment / Management

12:00 – 1:00

1L08 

Sunrise Yoga

7:30 – 8:15 AM

MPR (2AX06)

RecPlex

Performance Ergonomics in the Office

12:00 – 1:00

1L08

Chair Yoga

7:30 – 8:15 AM

MPR (2AX06)

RecPlex

 

 

Healthy Eating for Life

12:00 – 1:00

1L08

Achieving Positive Physical and Mental Health

11:30 – 12:30

1L08

Mindfulness Meditation

12:30 – 1:00

Bryce Hall Chapel

Fitness Fun with Tricia

12:00 – 1:00

Field C RecPlex

 

All registered participants who attend at least one Wellness Week Activity will have the opportunity to win one of these two fantastic prizes:

1.  Garmin vivosmart®HR Fitness Tracker with Elevate™ Wrist Heart Rate Technology

     Donated by our group home insurance provider, The Cooperators

2.  A 3 month Adult Strength and Conditioning Package for YOU and A Friend

     Donated by STRiVE. Enjoy STRiVE’S always coached, and extraordinarily supportive community.  
     STRiVE offers low, mid and high intensity sessions, perfect for building strength, losing fat and
     increasing mobility. 

 

Concussion Assessment/Management

Presented by Jeff Billeck, MSc., CAT(C) – Kinesiology and Applied Health

Monday, May 7, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 PM

1L08

Concussions have become a mainstream topic especially in the realm of sport and recreational injuries.  This seminar will attempt to simplify an evidence based approach to the recognition and management of this sometimes complicated injury. 

Parts of the discussion will include:

  • What to look for in a concussion management clinic
  • What tools are available to assist with concussion recognition and management
  • Return to play/return to school after concussion
  • Potential concussion legislation in Manitoba

 

Sunrise Yoga

Presented by Tricia Klassen, Manager, Recreation Services

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:30 – 8:15 AM

MPR 2AX06, Axworthy Health & RecPlex

Start your day the right way – enjoy an early morning practice to get yourself ready for the day.  Tricia will lead this 7:30 AM class, which draws from all styles of yoga to create a wonderful wake-up to help you get ready for the day ahead.  All levels welcome!

Approximately 20 yoga mats are available for use.  Please bring your own mat if you have one.

 

Achieving Positive Physical and Mental Health

Facilitated by Mitch Bourbonniere, Blue Cross

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1L08 (Maximum 30 participants)

Mitch, a representative from our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) will provide participants with ideas on how to increase physical and mental wellness.  Issues such as sleep, eating and movement will be discussed, as well as such concepts as mindfulness, positive self-talk and emotional self-care.  Register early as only 30 spots are available.

 

Performance Ergonomics in the Office

Presented by Gerren McDonald, Kinesiology and Applied Health and Kevin Smith, Health & Safety

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

12:00-1:00

1L08

Do you spend the majority of your workday sitting at a desk?  If the answer is yes, this session is for you.

Gerren will lead the session with a look at designing a work or office space to help fit your individual capabilities and maximize your productivity, along with practical ways to reduce stress and strain on your body.

Kevin will provide information on how to perform workstation self-assessments as well as the requirements for more complex accommodations.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Presented by Barbara Lynn Read

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

12:30 – 1:00

Bryce Hall Chapel

“Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the moment.  The idea is to deliberately slow down and observe our thoughts, feeling and body sensations that we are already experiencing and holding our emotions so that they don’t sweep us away.  With this quality of attention, we develop more awareness, resilience and compassion of ourselves and surroundings.” (Mindfulness Without Borders)

Barbara Lynn Read will lead a short 5 minute reading to provide you an opportunity to separate yourself from your busy morning and enter a calmer, peaceful environment which sets the mood for meditating.  She will lead us through the invitation of the bell three times to commence the 20 minute meditation and three times to end the meditation.

 

Chair Yoga

Presented by Tricia Klassen Manager, Recreation Services

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7:30 – 8:15 AM

MPR 2AX06, Axworthy Health & RecPlex

Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair.  It is a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice and provides assistance to those with balance issues or anyone who has trouble getting down to and up off of the floor. 

  

Fitness Fun with Tricia

Presented by Tricia Klassen Manager, Recreation Services

Thursday, May 10, 2018

12:00-1:00

Field C, Axworthy Health & RecPlex

Tricia will lead you with fun and energetic activities incorporating some classic school yard games with a fun fitness flare.  This class is geared to all fitness levels, and will get you moving and raise your heartbeat!

 

Healthy Eating for Life

Presented by Dina Daniello-Santiago, Registered Dietician

Friday, May 11, 2018

12:00-1:00

1L08 (Maximum 30 participants)

Healthy eating is about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping you as healthy as possible.  All can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and incorporating them into your routine, in a way that works.  Choose the types of foods that improve your health and avoid those that raise your risk for illnesses.  In this workshop, you will: 

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of Canada’s Food Guide – food groups, serving sizes
  • Discover choices within the Food Guide
  • Learn how to eat healthy on the job
  • And learn the balancing act:  putting it all together

Participants in the workshop will expand their range of healthy choices to include a wide variety of delicious foods and learn to use guidelines and tips for creating and maintaining a satisfying, healthy diet.  Register early as only 30 spots are available.

 

Registration

To register, please send an email to Pamela Stanton, Health and Wellness Specialist at p.stanton@uwinnipeg.ca indicating the session(s) you wish to attend.

  • You must be registered and attend in order to have a ballot entered into the prize draw.    
         Only one ballot per participant will be entered into the draw.
  • To be considered registered for a seminar, you will receive a reply
         confirming registration.
  • Prize winners will be announced on Monday May 14.