Keeping Well at Work

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The University of Waterloo invites all employees to a full day of wellness. You have an opportunity to hear keynote speakers, visit wellness booths and win prizes, and listen to presentation regarding strategies to help you directly with your wellness. Do not miss this day!

When: Tuesday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Humanities Theater and Federation Hall


Keynote address

Registration is required and has been extended! Please register before 4:00 p.m. on October 13. 

Registration for the breakout sessions can be completed by clicking on the link found within the session descriptions.


Resiliency in the Workplace

Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
Location Humanities Theater, Hagey Hall
Presenter Mary Ann Baynton

A group of individuals may experience the same event; some will walk away and have it weigh heavy on their mind while others are able to cope with what they’ve experienced. Why is this? Resiliency! Having resiliency includes effective problem solving skills, including knowing when to walk away, the ability to give and receive social support and knowing how to anticipate and prepare for life’s challenges. There are advantages to having resilience. It can help prevent burnout, help minimize the effects sustained when we are exposed to ongoing or one time incidents/events that impact our lives. Resilience may also reduce the feeling of being “trapped” in difficult situations.

Some people were taught resilience as children, while others learned  it on their own. This session encourages us all to be more resilient in the workplace and an added bonus-it works in your personal life away from work too. You will walk away with strategies, suggestions and tips that can put you on a path to building your own resilience. Who knows what or when your incident/event will be; but, by building resilience among your team members, you may experience reduced negative effects.


  • When: 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Main Hall, Fed Hall

Health and Safety Office

Public Health

Occupational Health

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Diabetes Association

Canadian Cancer Nurses

UW Fitness


University of Waterloo Staff Association

Great West Life

Human Resources

Homewood Health


Guest speakers and workshops

Registration is required due to limited space. 

Registration for full sessions is now closed. Please register before 4:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017 for any of the open sessions. Registration can be completed by clicking on the link found within the session description.


Time Session title Presenter/Instructor Location
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. The Art of Relaxation (FULL) Homewood Westmount room, Fed Hall
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Managing Your Time and Energy (FULL) Homewood Westmount room, Fed Hall
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Science of Happiness (FULL) Homewood Westmount room, Fed Hall
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Groove Cindy Howe Gym 3, Columbia Icefields (CIF)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workplace Bullying Awareness Linda Brogden and Katrina Di Gravio  Main Hall, Fed Hall
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Sustainable Nutrition Sandra Ace and Mat Thijssen Main Hall, Fed Hall
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chair Yoga (FULL) Ursula Wolfe Westmount room, Fed Hall
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Effective Office Workout Haley Gibson Columbia room, Fed Hall

 Session descriptions