Posts for the Topic MEET+MOVE

Moving beyond the Library

2 women outside

The movement is spreading!

Campus Wellness staff have been enthusiastic participants in the MEET + MOVE challenge. Here are a couple of their staff enjoying their meeting outside!


Committee'd to wellness

group walking

On the move with the Library's Health, safety and wellness committee

The Library's own Health, safety and wellness committee is always focused on supporting the wellness of Library staff through training, initiative, activities and blog posts. The committee's meetings always keep their own wellness in mind, including starting off with an around-the-table check-in of members to share what's going on in their work and personal lives.

Turn on, tune in, walk out

Melanie and Alison

Why do moving meetings work for you?

"Moving meetings are a great way to break up the routine of sitting at a desk or boardroom table, and really keep me engaged.

I also love getting outside for a change of scenery and some fresh air!"

- Melanie Hannaford, Office administrator

Add a little workout to your work day

Lisa and Sharon

Sharon Lamont, Director, Organizational services

Sharon has always been an advocate for wellness at work, and it's an important aspect of her portfolio, including overseeing the Library's own Health, Safety and Wellness Committee. She was also the catalyst for getting the Library involved in the MEET + MOVE challenge!

We asked Sharon about her experience with moving meetings to help inspire and motivate our University of Waterloo community to take their meetings on the road.

Mary Lynne sets things in motion

staff walking and talking

What's your favourite thing about the walk-and-talk?

"I think moving meetings allow the conversation to flow nicely along with the movement of walking.

I also really enjoy the opportunity to go outside and get some Vitamin D."

- Mary Lynne Bartlett, Student engagement coordinator

Hit the ground walking with our MEET + MOVE champions

Melanie and Alison

Today is the launch of the MEET + MOVE challenge! Follow along with our MEET + MOVE blog to learn more about moving meetings from Library staff.

Alison Hitchens, Associate University Librarian - Collections, technology and scholarly communication