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A listing of public events for University of Guelph occurring between Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:37 PM EDT and Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:37 PM EDT.
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Saturday Night Cooking Class

April 8th, 2021 1:36 PM
Saturday Night Cooking Class

This Saturday April 10th from 6-7:30pm, Wellness Peers will be facilitating a cooking class! The menu for the evening is taco pasta salad and magic chocolate shells on ice cream.

From Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC: Minority Stress and Insidious Trauma - Exploring the Mental Health Impacts of Oppression

April 7th, 2021 5:36 PM
GSMHC: Minority Stress and Insidious Trauma - Exploring the Mental Health Impacts of Oppression

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the next session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

 

Join Cultural Diversity Advisor, Tameera Mohamed, for a presentation that discusses the ways daily experiences of racism and other marginalizing factors compound and can manifest in negative mental health.

From Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

Stressbuster: Mood Moves

April 6th, 2021 3:38 PM
Stressbuster: Mood Moves

Join us for physical activity at your own comfort level! Our group will meet online prior to embarking on individual walks or other movement of your choice (yoga, cardio, stretching, etc.) and will rejoin at the end to debrief our time spent separately, together! This group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back from your responsibilities and stresses, engage with others at a social distance all whilst enjoying the healing effects of nature and/or movement.

From Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:20 PM to 1:00 PM EDT at Online.

Stressbuster: Mood Moves

April 6th, 2021 3:38 PM
Stressbuster: Mood Moves

Join us for physical activity at your own comfort level! Our group will meet online prior to embarking on individual walks or other movement of your choice (yoga, cardio, stretching, etc.) and will rejoin at the end to debrief our time spent separately, together! This group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back from your responsibilities and stresses, engage with others at a social distance all whilst enjoying the healing effects of nature and/or movement.

From Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM EDT at Online.

Stressbuster: Mood Moves

April 6th, 2021 3:38 PM
Stressbuster: Mood Moves

Join us for physical activity at your own comfort level! Our group will meet online prior to embarking on individual walks or other movement of your choice (yoga, cardio, stretching, etc.) and will rejoin at the end to debrief our time spent separately, together! This group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back from your responsibilities and stresses, engage with others at a social distance all whilst enjoying the healing effects of nature and/or movement.

From Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC: Sweet Dreams - Tips for a Better Sleep

April 5th, 2021 5:37 PM
GSMHC: Sweet Dreams - Tips for a Better Sleep

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the first session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

Sleep is something we all need and most of us want more of. Further, the stressors of graduate life can wreak havoc on our sleeping habits. This session will explore how to fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily, what robs us of energizing sleep, and COVID-19's impact on our sleep. 

The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic's Kathy Somers will be running this workshop - join her and your fellow graduate students!

From Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC: Feeling Like a Fraud? Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Thrive

April 5th, 2021 5:37 PM
GSMHC: Feeling Like a Fraud? Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Thrive

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the next session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

 

Imposter syndrome is a false and sometimes crippling belief that one's successes are the product of luck or fraud rather than skill.  People who experience imposter syndrome may feel like a fake, feel that everything is down to luck or feel undeserving of their accomplishments. 

  

Join Sarah Schoeffel from Wellness@Work for this workshop to increase self-awareness of imposter syndrome and identify proactive strategies to enhance wellness. 

From Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC: The Other 'F' Word - Managing Experience with Failure (and Criticism)

April 5th, 2021 5:37 PM
GSMHC: The Other 'F' Word - Managing Experience with Failure (and Criticism)

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the next session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

 

Failure. Just hearing the word can bring up feelings of fear, sadness, stress, anger, frustration, and many more. But did you know that failure is really common and happens to every single one of us? Join Victoria, a Learning Specialist, Social Worker, self-identified crazy cat lady, and future Dr. Fail, for this interactive workshop on managing failure and criticism. You will learn strategies to use in your own life and have an opportunity to engage in a deep discussion about failure. Have you had many fails? Only a few fails? Well, no matter your fails, Victoria would love to have you! 

From Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC: Mindfulness Techniques for Student Lives

April 5th, 2021 5:37 PM
GSMHC: Mindfulness Techniques for Student Lives

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the next session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

 

Being a graduate student can involve a lot of worrying about what comes next. Ground yourself in the present moment for an hour with Peer Wellness Educators Linnea Velikonja and Charlotte Cherkewski as they share the science behind meditation and techniques you can apply to your everyday life so that those worries about the future don't get out of hand. 

 

 

From Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC: Getting Through It - Positive Psych Coping Strategies for the Hard Times and Beyond!

April 5th, 2021 5:37 PM
GSMHC: Getting Through It - Positive Psych Coping Strategies for the Hard Times and Beyond!

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the first session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

 

Whether it's practicing self-compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, or improving your grit, there are all kinds of ways to impact our inner lives for the better. This doesn't take away from the challenging contexts of many peoples' lives (let alone the hardships of living through a global pandemic!), but this workshop will concentrate on what we can do for ourselves to help us get through.

 

Join Wellness Educator, Jean Thompson, for this resiliency-building session!

From Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

GSMHC Keynote: Mental Health and Covid-19

April 5th, 2021 5:37 PM
GSMHC Keynote: Mental Health and Covid-19

Calling all graduate students! Join us for the keynote session of the Graduate Student Mental Health Conference Series!

 

Dr. Andrew Papadopoulos is an experienced public health professional and the Coordinator of UofG's Master of Public Health program. Much of his research explores university and youth student wellness with the aim of developing effective, proactive programs, particularly related to student mental health. Join him as he provides an update on the mental health impacts of Covid-19, and discusses some measures that attempt to negate some of these challenges. 

From Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

COVID-19 Update

March 25th, 2021 9:39 AM
COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday March 31st, the Wellness Education and Promotion Centre will be having Dr. Andrew Papadopoulos for an update on all things COVID-19, including talk of the vaccine rollout. Dr. Papadopoulos is an experienced Public Health professional and the coordinator of UofG's MPH Program. 

From Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

Saturday Night Sex Myths & Old Wives' Tales Trivia

March 18th, 2021 3:38 PM
Saturday Night Sex Myths & Old Wives' Tales Trivia

Join the Wellness Education Centre for an alternative Saturday night programming event as we test your knowledge on all things sexual health and history! Do you know if these myths and wives' tales are true? Come to Trivia and find out!

The winners will receive prizes of $100, $50 and $25 gift cards to Come As You Are! So come on and let's play some trivia!

From Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT at Online.

SHINE - Registration!

March 8th, 2021 12:34 PM
SHINE - Registration!

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL AND SHINE!

 

Learn how to bounce back when challenges arise.

Learn how to be a calmer, healthier you.

Learn how to SHINE!

 

What?

Facilitated by Student Wellness Services staff and a fellow student, SHINE is a 7-session interactive workshop that will help you learn skills to boost your overall well-being. Participants report feeling more hopefulness, a greater connection to resources and the UofG community, and a greater sense of well-being after participating in the program. 

Topics include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Gratitude
  • Optimism
  • Self-Compassion
  • Effective Stress Management Strategies

 Any and all students are welcome! 

When?

This section will run at 1:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays between March 19th and April 14th including:

- Friday, March 19th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

- Wednesday, March 24th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

- Friday, March 26th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

- Wednesday, March 31st from 1:30pm to 2:30pm 

** session will not be held on Friday, April 2nd as the University is closed for Good Friday**

- Wednesday, April 7th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

- Friday, April 9th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

- Wednesday, April 13th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

How? 

RSVP here in GryphLife.

Please note, attendance at all 7 sessions is expected. 

E-mail Jean Thompson at thompsja@uoguelph.ca for more information. 

From Friday, March 19, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT at Online.

Women, Art & Activism

March 1st, 2021 7:35 PM
Women, Art & Activism

What is the role of the artist in the world in these times? How do we use our art to express, heal, connect and resist?

 

Join us this International Women’s Day for a couch conversation with five incredible women whose art is creating change in the world. Musician, illustrator, poet, zinester, silk screen artist, photographer, and music producer – this incredible group of women have engaged so many different forms of artistic expression as avenues to provoke, to educate, to voice, to bear witness, and to challenge. In the face of injustice, political art is not only important, it is critical in helping envision the communities we want to see.

We are also incredibly excited for a short musical performance by both Alysha Brilla and Janice Jo Lee!

Artists: Alysha Brilla, Janice Jo Lee, Jenna Rose Sands, Roza Nozari ( Yallaroza).

Moderator: Mona Mousa

March 8th, 7-9pm

All are welcome!

Register here, or through "Online Location" on this page. 

The amazing poster was created by @srichartist. Please check out her work.

 

Email svinfo@wlu.ca with any questions.

This event is offered by: Laurier's Office of Dispute Resolution and Sexual Violence Support (Consent is Golden), Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and University of Guelph's Sexual Violence Support and Education.

From Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST at Online.

Beyond the Binary; Performance & Q&A with Vivek Shraya

March 1st, 2021 6:34 PM
Beyond the Binary; Performance & Q&A with Vivek Shraya

Live performance and Q&A with Vivek Shraya, on challenging the gender binary and building inclusion into our efforts towards gender equity. Registration available on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-binary-international-womens-day-with-vivek-shraya-tickets-143246276469, or through "Online Location" on this page.

 

Vivek Shraya’s best-selling new book, I’m Afraid of Men, was her­ald­ed by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part‑Time Woman, was included in CBC ’s list of Best Canadian Albums of 2017.

 

She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books. A Polaris Music Prize nominee and four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, was featured on The Globe and Mail’s Best Dressed list, and has received honours from The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Publishing Triangle.

 

She is currently a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

 

This event is brought to you by the University of Guelph's Student Wellness Services - Sexual Violence Support and Education, Student Experience, and Laurier's Office of Dispute Resolution and Sexual Violence Support (Consent is Golden).

From Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST at Online.

SHINE Social for Mature & Transfer Students

March 1st, 2021 4:36 PM
SHINE Social for Mature & Transfer Students

Join other Mature & Transfer students for an afternoon social with special hosts from the Wellness Education and Promotion Centre!

We'll be playing some JackBox games together to allow for some friendly competition and fun. No experience of JackBox needed, and as a bonus you can access the game from your phone or laptop by heading to jackbox.tv. We'll give more instructions at the event :)

Check out other SHINE Week events hosted by Wellness on the week of March 15th: https://uoguelph.campuslabs.ca/engage/organization/wellness

From Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT at Online.

Film Screening: A Better Man

March 1st, 2021 2:37 PM
Film Screening: A Better Man

On Thursday, March 18th, the Sexual Assault Free Environment team within the Wellness Education & Promotion Centre is holding a film screening of the movie A Better Man. Canadian filmmaker Attiya Khan documents her meeting with an abusive ex-boyfriend to show the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse. Reviewed as "A film that shifts the conversation on violence against women". 

The event will be taking place virtually, and following the film, UofG's Sexual Violence Support and Education Coordinator will be leading a guided discussion to allow for audience feedback. Participants who attend will have the chance to win one of 4 gift cards valued at 25$ to one of the following: Amazon, Apple (App Store or iTunes), Starbucks, UberEats.

From Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT at Online.

SHINE Week: Let's Talk Mental Health Panel

February 26th, 2021 3:36 PM
SHINE Week: Let's Talk Mental Health Panel The Mental Health Panel is our highlighted event for SHINE Week!

This year's panel will include students from the University who will sharing their unique experiences with mental health, including resources they found helpful. Join us for a night of important discussion and learning from a variety of perspectives.

Following the panel, there will be an opportunity for anonymous Q & A from the audience.

As a bonus to the great conversation, attendees will be able to enter our door prize draw! Prize will be announced closer to the event!

From Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

An Open Dialogue on Men's Mental Health — Mental Health Awareness — Shine Week W21

February 26th, 2021 2:36 PM
An Open Dialogue on Men's Mental Health — Mental Health Awareness — Shine Week W21

An Open Dialogue on Men’s Mental Health — Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 5:30 - 7:00 PM

This new discussion-based workshop will focus on the stigma men face when sharing their mental health, how to help men reach a turning point for seeking help, and opening the conversation surrounding men’s mental health. There will be a combination of men speakers openly sharing their experience on their own mental health as well as educational presentations on the University of Guelph support resources. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A from the audience. This event is open for anybody, however, the first 30 men who register on Gryphlife and attend the event will receive a $5 Tim Horton’s gift card.

From Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT at Online.