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A listing of public events for University of Guelph occurring between Monday, April 15, 2024 7:41 AM EDT and Friday, May 10, 2024 7:41 AM EDT.
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STI Testing Day

March 25th, 2024 11:46 AM
STI Testing Day

Did you know that the most common STIs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, show no symptoms and are easily treated? Come get tested and find out your status! It can be as easy as peeing in a cup!

 

You can get tested at our free STI Testing Day on Wednesday, April 3rd from 11:30am until 4:00pm in the UC Courtyard. Come out to pick up swag, snacks, and resources and enter a draw for a chance to win a Nespresso machine+pods bundle or Spikeball set! This event is hosted in collaboration with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

 

Learn more about the event at: wellness.uoguelph.ca/news/sti-testing-s24

 

From Wednesday, April 3, 2024 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT at UC Courtyard.

Fresh Start: Easy Recipes Cooking Workshop

March 20th, 2024 6:41 PM
Fresh Start: Easy Recipes Cooking Workshop

Looking to expand your everyday meal recipes without the hassle? Join us for "Fresh Start: Easy Recipes Cooking Workshop" where we'll guide you through a delightful culinary journey filled with delicious and straightforward recipes perfect for busy student life! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of cooking! You will be provided with step-by-step guidance to help you master each recipe with ease.

We will start with creating a Greek yogurt parfait for an easy appetizer and continue on to make fresh rolls with any ingredients you find fit as the main course! We will end the workshop by creating energy balls for a nutritious and sweet treat! Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or just looking to expand your cooking skills, this event is perfect for students of all culinary levels. Attend the workshop for a fun and educational experience you won't forget!

From Wednesday, April 3, 2024 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT at J. T. Powell - Room 1146.

The Body Project

March 18th, 2024 3:43 PM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and its content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Friday, April 12th, and Tuesday, April 16th from 2:00pm-4:00pm )- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $15 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc., and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

From Friday, April 12, 2024 2:00 PM to Tuesday, April 16, 2024 4:00 PM EDT at Online.

Mental Health Resource Fair

March 14th, 2024 4:52 PM
Mental Health Resource Fair

Join us on Tuesday, March 19th, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the UC Courtyard for the Student Wellness Mental Health Resource Fair!!

 

This event is not only a chance to win Beats Solo headphones and an assortment of other mental health-related prizes, but also an incredible opportunity to access valuable mental health resources and gain insights on supporting yourself and others.

We have a great line up of groups that we are partnering with such as Student Experience, Good2Talk, CMHA, Athletics, Roots & Shoots, Psychology Society, SAS, Insurance Advisors, Jack.org, and Counselling Services, there's something for everyone seeking guidance and support.

 

Spread the word, bring a friend, and let's create a community of strength and support. See you there! 

 

From Tuesday, March 19, 2024 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT at UC Courtyard.

safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

March 14th, 2024 9:44 AM
safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

Designed by Living Works, SafeTALK is a 3.5 hours alertness training and certification that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. The SafeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness, assist participants to identify ways people invite help, and connect them with resources to help them when they are at risk. 

Recommended for: Individuals who are not mental health experts but who might have on-going relationships with people who have mental health issues and/or where the individual is in a position of authority or leadership, or those who are looking to be more prepared to help those around them who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. 

This training is open to all U of G students, staff, and faculty. 

Cost to participate: None 

Length: 3.5 hours 

*please note that attendance for the entire 3.5 hours is necessary to receive certification   

For more information on safeTALK trainings: https://www.livingworks.net/safeTALK 

 

From Monday, April 8, 2024 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT at On Campus (location will be sent to attendees in advance).

Journaling for Wellness (Cancelled)

March 13th, 2024 11:48 AM
Journaling for Wellness

Join the Forward Mind team to learn all about journaling for your wellness on Tuesday, March 26 at 4:00 in the JTP Boardroom!

You’ll receive your journal with materials to write and decorate while being provided with writing prompts and journaling tips.

RSVP on Gryphlife today!

From Tuesday, March 26, 2024 4:00 AM to 5:30 AM EDT at JT Powel's Boardroom.

Journaling for Wellness

March 13th, 2024 11:48 AM
Journaling for Wellness

Join the Forward Mind team to learn all about journaling for your wellness on Tuesday, March 26 at 4:00 in the JTP Boardroom!

You’ll receive your own journal with materials to write and decorate while being provided with writing prompts and journaling tips.

RSVP on Gryphlife today!

From Tuesday, March 26, 2024 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT at JT Powel's Boardroom.

A Chat on Embracing Queer Sex

March 12th, 2024 4:51 PM
A Chat on Embracing Queer Sex

Join us for a celebration of your queer sexual health journey! This free virtual panel event aims to encourage students to embrace the questions, narratives, and resources needed to support their sexual health. Hear from our sexual health expert Eva Bloom and student panelists, as we create an open dialogue and shine a spotlight on the valuable resources accessible to students. This event is a collaboration by the University of Guelph's Student Experience and Student Wellness, and It Gets Better Canada, a registered charity in Canada that seeks to uplift and empower 2SLGBTQ+ youth through storytelling and community building.

The Wellness and Sexual and Gender Diversity Team will be hosting lunch in-person for this event. Come gather and join us in-person in UC 303 or virtually from 12:00-1:00pm. We will also be hosting the room from 1:00-2:00pm for students to further connect with one another and with staff in a social setting. 

 

ABOUT IT GETS BETTER CANADA:

It Gets Better Canada is a registered charity in Canada that envisions a world where all 2SLGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals. Its mission is to uplift, empower, and connect 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Canada. Please visit www.itgetsbettercanada.org for more information, and join the conversation on all social platforms @itgetsbettercanada (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok).

From Wednesday, March 20, 2024 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT at UC 303.

Managing Low Appetite

March 9th, 2024 1:41 PM
Managing Low Appetite

Having trouble finding the energy and motivation to grocery shop and prepare food? Finding it hard to think of things that you even like the taste of? Low appetite can create a frustrating cycle that leads to lower intake, lower energy and even lower mood or higher anxiety.

Join Lindzie O’Reilly, Student Wellness Services Registered Dietitian, to learn about:

  • Some of the reasons low appetite may occur, including stress, anxiety, depression, medication
  • The difference between hunger and appetite
  • Strategies to manage low appetite so that it doesn’t further contribute to low mood, low energy, or poor concentration and focus

This is an in-person event with an option to join virtually

Click here to join the meeting

From Wednesday, April 3, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EDT at JTP Rm 2259.

Build Your Own Safer Party Kit- St. Patrick's Day!

March 8th, 2024 3:45 PM
Build Your Own Safer Party Kit- St. Patrick's Day!

Come visit our peers and learn more about harm reduction before the St. Patrick's Day weekend! There will be snacks, games, and resources available. Come by and play Plinko and pick up condoms, snacks, drinks, and liquid IV

From Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT at UC Courtyard.

Safer Shenanigans!

March 4th, 2024 10:49 AM
Safer Shenanigans!

Join Off-Campus Living and Student Wellness to learn tips and tricks about keeping yourself and others safe while partying! We will be providing free party kits (snacks & resources) to everyone who attends - supplies are limited and it is first come, first served :)

From Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:00 PM to Wednesday, March 13, 2024 1:00 PM EDT at Peter Clark Hall Wing B.

Building a Plant-Rich Diet

March 2nd, 2024 1:43 PM
Building a Plant-Rich Diet

A plant-rich diet is a diet that contains more plants! This means fruits, veggies, grains, and protein sources from plants like legumes, nuts, and tofu. A plant-rich diet does not need to be a strictly vegetarian or vegan diet.

Join Lindzie O’Reilly, Student Wellness Services Registered Dietitian, to learn about:

  • The risks and benefits of a plant-rich diet
  • Nutrients of concern when following a plant-rich diet and the role of supplements
  • Strategies to meet energy needs including meal ideas and time saving strategies

This is an in-person event with an option to join virtually

Click here to join the meeting

 

From Wednesday, March 27, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EDT at JTP Rm 2259.

Mocktails

February 28th, 2024 4:44 PM
Mocktails

Come join Student Wellness Services and Residence Life to learn how to make some fun mocktails! Registration required and confirmations will be sent in advance: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management 

During this session you will learn how to make:

- Virgin Appletini
- Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria 
- Virgin Blueberry Maple Mojito
- Virgin Mango Lemon Margarita 

Session starts at 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

 

From Friday, March 15, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT at John Eccles.

STOP Worrying!

February 25th, 2024 7:41 PM
STOP Worrying!

Worrying is a component of anxiety and you can do something about it!  

Learn to curb the worry habit... and how to avoid the 5 key pitfalls that perpetuate and escalate worrying.   This two-hour skills workshop meets ON-LINE with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic and includes brain training exercises and a variety of other techniques to decrease worrying.   Full workshop details are at https://selfregulationskills.ca/programs/stop-worrying/

From Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT at Online.

The Body Project

February 25th, 2024 4:42 PM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and its content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Thursday, March 21st and Thursday, March 28th 5:00 pm-7:00 pm)- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $25 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc., and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

From Thursday, March 21, 2024 5:00 PM to Thursday, March 28, 2024 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

The Body Project

February 25th, 2024 4:42 PM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and its content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Thursday, March 21st and Thursday, March 28th 5:00 pm-7:00 pm)- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $15 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc., and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

From Thursday, March 21, 2024 5:00 PM to Thursday, March 28, 2024 7:00 PM EDT at Online.

Managing Cravings

February 24th, 2024 1:47 PM
Managing Cravings

Did you know that stressed is desserts spelled backwards?? It’s really normal to experience an increase in cravings during periods of high stress. That said, experiencing cravings that feel impulsive or unmanageable can be distressing. Attempting to manage cravings by avoiding specific foods or food situations can actually make cravings worse.

Join Lindzie O’Reilly, Student Wellness Services Registered Dietitian, to learn about:

  • The many reasons that cravings can occur
  • Adopting a compassionate approach to fueling your body and mind
  • Nutrition strategies to support you in managing stress, anxiety, and cravings

This is an in-person event with the option to join virtually

Click here to join the meeting

 

From Wednesday, March 20, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EDT at JTP Rm 2259.

Anxiety Skills & Strategies

February 23rd, 2024 6:45 PM
Anxiety Skills & Strategies

Learn powerful, drug-free strategies, tips, and information on how to respond and calm down the uncomfortable sensations of anxiety.  

A variety of long and short self-calming strategies are introduced, along with behaviours that can help prevent escalation of anxiety.
This three-part skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic meets ON-LINE for 60 minutes, once a week, for 3 weeks.
Full program details are at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/anxiety-skills-strategies/  

From Tuesday, March 19, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT at Online.

Stress Less for Tests

February 23rd, 2024 4:43 PM
Stress Less for Tests

Learn practical skills and strategies to decrease test anxiety and enhance energy & performance throughout the semester and during exam periods.

Stress Less for Tests is an on-line, on-demand skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic.

The lessons arrive in your e-mail box upon registration in the program so you can go through them at your own pace.

You have lifetime access to the program and can start today!

Why wait until 5:30 pm on March 19 ?  -  you can start anytime, whenever you register, since it is on-demand!

Find full details at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/stress-less-for-tests/

From Tuesday, March 19, 2024 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT at Online.

Better Sleep Program

February 18th, 2024 5:44 PM
Better Sleep Program

Learn how to fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily, decrease insomnia, and get more energy from sleep by using the proven, drug-free strategies recommended by sleep specialists.  

Go at your own pace through each lesson in this special ON-LINE, on-demand, 5-session sleep skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic.  
You have lifetime access to the lessons and can begin today!
Why wait until 5:30 pm on March 14 ? -  you can start anytime, whenever you register, since it is on-demand! Find full details at www.SelfRegulationSkills.ca/programs/better-sleep  

From Thursday, March 14, 2024 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT at Online.