Lunch & Learn: Unplugging – How to successfully disconnect when you're away from work

Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

With our increasingly plugged-in lives, it's important to establish expectations and set boundaries around email and work time for weekends, evenings, and vacations. Come out and learn how others successfully disconnect and unplug without making things worse. 

Who is this for? Faculty members who suffer from overwork, struggle to set boundaries between work and home life, want to spend less time staring at a screen, and/or feel guilty when they actually take time off.


  • Jen Boger, assistant professor in Systems Design Engineering. Jen is the Schlegel Chair in Technology for Independent Living at the Research Institute for Aging and director of the Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living (ITWIL) Lab.
  • Brian Doucet, associate professor in the School of Planning. Brian holds a Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion.  
  • Pat Lam, associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Pat is the director of the software engineering program and a FAUW board member.

Narveen Jandu will moderate this session. Narveen is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems and a FAUW board member.

Registration is now closed; you can still come without registering, there just might not be enough lunch for you.

Please note that this event is now in HH 373, not EIT 3142.