Thrive Week is November 4-8. Thrive is university-wide event focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff.
Thrive is also a mindset that encourages you to flourish. We all have mental health, and we can each strengthen our mental health by learning about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and discovering new skills and resources to help us Thrive all year long.
The following Thrive activities take place at the School of Pharmacy:
MONDAY, NOV 4
Meet in the Pharmacy lobby at noon for a group photo followed by a 3km walk though Victoria Park and back; then enjoy some hot chocolate!
WEDNESDAY, NOV 6
Michael Landsberg talks mental health
Join us for the week’s feature event as we welcome TSN sportscaster Michael Landsberg who will share his mental health story, talk about stigma, and seeking help. A light lunch will be served .
Seats are limited and registration is required so sign up for Michael’s talk today!
FRIDAY, NOV 8
Fresh Fruit Friday
Beginning at noon, stop by and grab an apple or banana to help keep you energized for the rest of the day.
ALL WEEK LONG
What do you do to stay well? Write your wellness tip on an apple and add it to the wellness tree.
Colouring and Puzzles
A great opportunity to relax and de-stress! These activities will be available for the whole month of November.
Elephant in the Room Game
Unfortunately, mental health can sometimes be the elephant in the room that isn’t discussed openly. Play the Elephant in the Room game by searching the School for one of 50 elephants that are hidden throughout the building. If you find an elephant, it will act as your ballot for a prize draw to be held on Friday, Nov 8.
You may enter the draw only once. If you find an elephant, fill out your contact info and drop it off at PHR 2004.
1st Prize: $50 Gift Card for the Waterloo Store
2nd and 3rd Prizes: two prizes each consisting of a Pharmacy beach bag and Pharmacy umbrella
4th and 5th Prizes: two prizes each consisting of a Pharmacy mug and chocolate
Here's what the elephants will look like:
For information about Thrive Week and events held on main campus, see the Campus Wellness Thrive page.