Thrive Week

Student Wellness

This year Thrive Week will be held from Nov. 5-9, 2018.  The annual event features a variety of wellness-themed activities designed to help the UWinnipeg community thrive.

From seed swaps to snacks on the go, from fitness classes to mindful meditation, from Aboriginal medicine bags to colouring and crafts, there's something for everyone!

A complete list of activities is here: Thrive Week Events [PDF] 


"Take a Heart, Leave a Heart" Wall
- Take a heart with a message that inspires you; leave a heart with a message of encouragement for someone else.  Wellness Centre (1st floor of Duckworth)

Freshen Up
- Drop by for some fruit-infused water, regular office hours, Wellness Centre/Student Services lobby

Thrive Instagram Contest: #UWinnipegThrives
- Share a photo of how you are thriving during Thrive Week.  One lucky participant will win an awesome self-care package. 

Health & Wellness Peer Educators Info Table
- Learn more about the Peer Educator program and wellness resources around campus.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Riddell Atrium

Fitness Centre Orientations of the Weight Room(including sessions for women/non-binary)
- Register online or enquire at the Duckworth front desk about these free sessions for beginners.

Colouring in the Library
- Stop by the 5th floor atrium to colour and relax.  Staying within the lines in optional!

"My Degree and Me" drop-in academic advising
- M-W-Th 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Tu-Fr 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Riddell Atrium


Free drop-in sessions for a wide range of sports and fitness activities will be offered at the RecPlex during various days/times throughout the week. There's pickleball, zumba, yoga, rugby and more!

Riddell Hall atrium will be a hub of activity during the week.  Among the many themed tables set up on various dates/times:  "Where's my Greenspace?" "Colours of Wellness Craft Table," "Stress Management (tool kits)," and the "Condom Bar."

During the week, you can also attend workshops on "Creating Medicine Bags," "Student Budgeting," "Mindfulness Meditation" and "Writing for Wellness."

And don't miss the Bookstore Carnival (Nov. 6-8), where you can play games, get silly and win prizes.

For dates/times/locations of all events, please see: Thrive Week Events [PDF] 

We are pleased to welcome the participation of other organizations - Downtown Biz, Plug-in Gallery, Movember, and the Spence Neighborhood Association - in Thrive week.  

Thank you to the University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA) for their support.

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