Keeping Well at Work 2018

Keeping well at work. University of WaterlooThe Healthy Workplace Committee and the University of Waterloo invites all employees to our second annual wellness day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018! The morning portion of the day will be filled with keynote speakers and the afternoon portion will have workshops and wellness booths. Mark your calendar and be sure to come hear these wonderful presentations on strategies that can help you directly with your wellness at work and beyond. Do not miss this day!

Registration is required for this event! Registration is now closed.

Keynote speakers

Balance: Living Well & Staying Healthy 

Marla ShapiroDr. Marla Shapiro brings the latest medical news and health stories to viewers every week as the medical contributor to CTV’s Canada AM and CTV News. Dr. Shapiro brings this same focus to her on-stage presentations, sharing health advice and information that everyone can use in their daily lives. 

  • Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Location: Humanities Theater, Hagey Hall

A Healthier You: Your Future You

hal johnson and joanne mcleodHal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are known across Canada for encouraging people to live a healthier, active lifestyle, keep fit and have fun. The hosts and creators of Body Break convey their message of health in a positive and entertaining manner, complete with customized multi-media visuals, and unlimited enthusiasm.

  • Time: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Location: Humanities Theater, Hagey Hall

Health and Wellness Booths

When: drop-in anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Where: Lower Hall, Science Teaching Complex (STC)


Afternoon workshops and classes

Session one: 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Session title Presenter/Instructor Location


This session is now FULL.

Sandra Gibson Senate Board Room (NH 3407)

Bring Healthy to Work: Easy Food Strategies to Fuel Your Day

This session is now FULL.

Sandra Ace STC 0010
How to Make Attention in a Digital World Marcel O’Gorman STC 0020
Caregiving for aging parents and other family members – A discussion of research and policy Dr. Donna Lero, Dr. Steven Mock, and Allison Stewart   STC 0040
Leisure and Well-being Naima Samuel STC 0050

Grief, Distress, and Supporting Bereaved Colleagues at Work

Rabbi Rena Arshinoff STC 0060

Wellness break: 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshments and a light snack will be provided for all attendees of the wellness day.

Session two: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Session title Presenters/Instructor Location

Yoga & Meditation - This session is now FULL.

Joshua Webster Senate Board Room (NH 3407)
Indoor Walking Tour TBA STC Commons, Lower Hall

Navigating Emotional Eating with Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Suzanne Dietrich and Dana Rourke STC 0010

I Can’t Believe They Just Said That! Five tips for responding to disrespectful communication

This session is now FULL.

Lynn Long STC 0040
Optimizing your Office Ergonomics Andrew Scheifele STC 0050
Coping with Change on the Dementia Caregiver Journey Lisa Loiselle  STC 0060