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LIVE WELL @ WORK

May 28 to June 1, 2018

Celebrate staff health and wellness with free events all week

The Live Well @Work week has been created to acknowledge the 'whole selves' that staff and faculty bring to work each day. Mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being will be celebrated at the Live Well @Work events. Take the time to relax, learn, laugh and connect with colleagues. We are excited for you to join us!

This year, the format is new. Each campus will host free group fitness classes every day throughout the day, one wellness fair and a one-day conference.

For free access to the gym and group fitness classes, go to the gym's customer service desk and present your valid staff ID (no registration required). The wellness fair is a come-and-go event where you can visit a host of wellness booths.

The Live Well @Work one-day conference also does not require registration. Participants can choose to attend a single session, part of the day or the full day, depending on their schedule and needs of their unit. All workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a few minutes early to the room location to fill out a sign-up sheet.

The Live Well @Work Conference will include three streams: Body, Mind and Life

FORT GARRY CAMPUS

Conference Stream: Mind
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sustainable Crafting
Office of Sustainability
526-528 UMSU Universtiy Centre

This come and go workshop will give participants the chance to take a mental health break from their day by creating a sustainable craft. All crafts will be made from reused items and natural products.

The Office of Sustainability helps facilitate sustainability on campus.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mindfulness For Daily Living
LeAnne Humphreys, U of M
543-544 UMSU Universtiy Centre

This presentation will introduce what mindfulness is, discuss techniques to introduce mindfulness into our daily living, and explore different meditation practices to help support a home practice.

LeAnne has been studying mindfulness for over 15 years, for personal growth and development. After receiving her Yoga certification in 2012 she has been incorporating mindfulness and meditation into her yoga classes. She has also developed a number of workshops, online programs and groups sessions; both guiding meditation and introducing tools and techniques of mindfulness for individuals (to cope with stress and grow in self awareness).

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Response To Early Warning Signs Of Mental Health Problems
Don Stewart, U of M
526-528 UMSU Universtiy Centre

This workshop is intended to provide participants with basic knowledge to help them identify and respond to others who may be experiencing the early warning signs of mental health problems. Group discussion of case study material will be included.

Dr. Don Stewart is a Clinical Psychologist, Professor, and the Executive Director, Student Support at U of M. He has over 25 years of experience providing mental health services and is a co-leader of the U of M Champions for Mental Health group and the Success Through Wellness campus mental health strategy implementation team.

2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Living Well With Stress/Stress Relaxation Techniques
Shepell
543-544 UMSU Universtiy Centre

Workplace stress can be triggered by many sources: heavy workloads with tight timelines, layoffs or restructurings, or difficult co-workers. When combined with the pressures and responsibilities outside of work, it is no wonder that employees may experience high levels of stress in their daily routine. Left unaddressed, stress can lead to absenteeism and has the potential to turn into a major mental or physical health concern. This seminar will teach participants how to effectively manage stress for optimal health, well-being, and workplace productivity.

Shepell, a leader in keeping organizations and their people healthy, we provide solution-focused workplace health and productivity services that support the financial security, health, and well-being. Established in 1966, we serve approximately 20,000 clients and 20 million employees overall (including family members) every year.

Conference Stream: Body
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Nutritional Wellness – 'What's For Lunch?'
Jessica Wylychenko, Sobeys
526-528 UMSU Universtiy Centre

“What’s for lunch” will focus on simple meal solutions to fuel you through busy days, and cut through nutrition confusion and help you build a foundation and understanding of how to make better for you food choices.

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Educator and food fanatic who loves cooking, eating and feeding people! She works as a retail dietitian with the national grocery chain Sobeys Inc. , and has a vast work history including; acute care, long-term care, and diabetes education. Jessica’s days are busy teaching cooking classes, providing store tours, private shopper consults, building community relationships and educating the Winnipeg community on how to make better-for-you choices. On her down time, she loves cooking, working out, going out to eat, and entertaining her Instagram following (@Salads_are_sweet) with food humor, nutrition education and recipe inspiration.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Outdoor Yoga
Cris Sadeh, U of M
Meet at Active Living Centre Customer Service desk
Dependent on the weather and ground conditions, this class may be moved inside. Either way, the meeting point will be the ALC Customer Service desk.

Bring your mat and connect with the earth in this outdoor yoga class. Using your breath, you will enjoy a variety of flowing yoga poses which will center your focus, lengthen your body, strengthen your muscles and relax your mind. A perfect blending of the mind, body, soul and nature!

Cris Sadeh is Group Fitness Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer with 15 years of experience in Colorado designing and monitoring exercise programs based on client and participant needs, goals, abilities and anatomy. She has strong understanding of the functions and vital processes of the human body, including a Holistic approach to the mind and body. She is energetic and motivating, always finding ways to encourage her clients and Group Fitness Class participants to achieve their specific goals.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Nature Walk
Office of Sustainability
Meet in front of Fitzgerald Building

A leisure walk around campus and the neighbourhood exploring pockets of green space and natural habitat to ease your mind and soul.

The Office of Sustainability helps facilitate campus sustainability efforts.

Conference Stream: Life
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Caring For The Caregiver
Shepell
521 A/B UMSU Universtiy Centre

The role of caregiver, while often rewarding, can also take a tremendous toll on individuals both emotionally and physically. It is critical that caregivers look after themselves as well as the person in their care. This principle is particularly important for members of the sandwich generation who are juggling both elder and child care responsibilities. Whether participants are already caring for an aging family member or plan to take on this role in the future, this seminar will provide important information to consider.

Shepell, a leader in keeping organizations and their people healthy, we provide solution-focused workplace health and productivity services that support the financial security, health, and well-being. Established in 1966, we serve approximately 20,000 clients and 20 million employees overall (including family members) every year.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cultivating an Undivided Life in Community
Edgar French, U of M
521 A/B UMSU Universtiy Centre

The workshop aims to interact with Parker Palmer's book, A Hidden Wholeness, exploring what it means to live with greater personal authenticity and integrity by allowing our "inner-wisdom", a.k.a. "soul", to influence our professional and public lives. Palmer argues we do so through community and relationships of trust.    

Edgar French is the Spiritual Care Coordinator for Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. Edgar has a background in Theology and Clinical Pastoral Education. He served as a pastor for many years with Mennonite Brethren communities, and as a student-spiritual care provider at Victoria Hospital. Edgar provides one on one spiritual care to students of all faiths and world-views, and oversees programming that would engage students in the area of spiritual health.
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Your Future by Design: Retirement Income Planning
RBC Royal Bank
543-544 UMSU Universtiy Centre

Your Future by Design: Retirement Income Planning seminar is a unique advice approach that starts with your vision of what you want to do in retirement, highlights various sources of income in retirement and how to approach income planning. We will review living expenses, lifestyle expenses and legacy funds with a key focus on Government retirement benefits, Employer pension plans, Registered plans, and Personal savings and investments.

Donna Adam is a 24 year tenured, licensed and accredited Financial Planner and has a depth of experience in assisting her clients through customized financial plans by way of managing retirement, investments, estate planning, purchase goals and tax strategies.

Danijel Djuric is an Asper School of Business graduate with a double major in Finance and Accounting and has over a decade of experience in financial planning with his PFP, CIM and FCSI.

Joshua Henson is a Certified Financial Planner with 15 years of experience in the industry and specializes in advising health care professionals and their families through RBC's unique Your Future by Design approach.
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Medicine Wheel Teachings By Norman Meade
Norman Meade, U of M
Migizii Agamik – The Circle room

Elders-in-Residence provide cultural and spiritual guidance to students and staff of the University of Manitoba. Come out to learn from Norman Meade about the Medicine Wheel. Its teachings can become a way of life through the four stages of the life cycle and form the basis for living well within the work world that we create for ourselves with others who are part of our world.  

Norman was born in Bissett, Manitoba, but grew up in the Metis settlement of Manigotagan. Norman spent 26 years with the provincial government in a variety of roles followed by four years with the Northern Association of Community Councils as a field worker and later as the Executive Director. He also worked for the Manitoba Metis Federation for two years as a Metis Services Officer. In his later years, Norman continues to be active in the community serving as an Elder and a Pastor.

BANNATYNE CAMPUS

Conference Stream: Mind
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Creating A Community Of Care
Leah Deane, U of M
120 Apotex Centre

Creating a community of care is everyone's responsibility. Often, when a person is going through a challenge in their life, they will turn to the people they feel the closest to and trust the most, sometimes before connecting with a helping professional. Therefore, it is important for all of us to develop skills in identifying signs of distress, knowing what to say or ask, and being aware of information on resources available within our community.

Leah Deane is the Student Support Coordinator for Services for Students at Banantyne Campus. She has a Master of Social Work degree and is a member of the Manitoba College of Registered Social Workers. Leah provides confidential and private support to undergraduate and graduate students and residents of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. Additionally, Leah provides leadership and support to the SS@BC team.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Loss, Grief, And Bereavement
Mike Goldberg, Palliative Manitoba
124 Apotex Centre

Death and grief are difficult subjects to talk about yet everyone will be impacted by them in some way. This presentation will discuss our death denying culture, what grief is and how we can learn to address it in a healthy way, and how Palliative Manitoba’s programs and services can assist those are who need extra help in supporting those approaching end of life or who are grieving.

Mike Goldberg has been the Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for Palliative Manitoba since July 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Winthrop University in South Carolina, and his Masters in Gerontology from the University of Regina. During his time at Palliative Manitoba, Mike has been able to facilitate Grief Seminars, Customized Compassionate Care Courses, and a Kids and Teens Grief Support Group. He has also co-facilitated PM’s new initiative to provide Grief education to Rural Manitoban communities.          
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mindfulness For Daily Living
LeAnne Humphreys, U of M
120 Apotex Centre

This presentation will introduce what mindfulness is, discuss techniques to introduce mindfulness into our daily living, and explore different meditation practices to help support a home practice.

LeAnne has been studying mindfulness for over 15 years, for personal growth and development. After receiving her Yoga certification in 2012 she has been incorporating mindfulness and meditation into her yoga classes. She has also developed a number of workshops, online programs and groups sessions; both guiding meditation and introducing tools and techniques of mindfulness for individuals (to cope with stress and grow in self awareness).

2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Living Well With Stress/Stress Relaxation Techniques
Shepell
124 Apotex Centre

Workplace stress can be triggered by many sources: heavy workloads with tight timelines, layoffs or restructurings, or difficult co-workers. When combined with the pressures and responsibilities outside of work, it is no wonder that employees may experience high levels of stress in their daily routine. Left unaddressed, stress can lead to absenteeism and has the potential to turn into a major mental or physical health concern. This seminar will teach participants how to effectively manage stress for optimal health, well-being, and workplace productivity.

Shepell, a leader in keeping organizations and their people healthy, we provide solution-focused workplace health and productivity services that support the financial security, health, and well-being. Established in 1966, we serve approximately 20,000 clients and 20 million employees overall (including family members) every year.

Conference Stream: Body
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Nature Walk
Office of Sustainability
Meet in front of Brodie Centre Entrance

A leisure walk around campus and the neighbourhood exploring pockets of green space and natural habitat to ease your mind and soul.

The Office of Sustainability helps facilitate campus sustainability efforts.

2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Nutritional Wellness – '10 Secrets To Healthy Eating'
Jessica Wylychenko, Sobeys
120 Apotex Centre

"10 Secrets to Healthy Eating" Defines 10 actionable steps you can take today, to make better for you choices while guiding you through the confusing nutrition landscape.

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Educator and food fanatic who loves cooking, eating and feeding people! She works as a retail dietitian with the national grocery chain Sobeys Inc. , and has a vast work history including; acute care, long-term care, and diabetes education. Jessica’s days are busy teaching cooking classes, providing store tours, private shopper consults, building community relationships and educating the Winnipeg community on how to make better-for-you choices. On her down time, she loves cooking, working out, going out to eat, and entertaining her Instagram following (@Salads_are_sweet) with food humor, nutrition education and recipe inspiration.

Conference Stream: Life
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Caring For The Caregiver
Shepell
S200 Medical Services Building

The role of caregiver, while often rewarding, can also take a tremendous toll on individuals both emotionally and physically. It is critical that caregivers look after themselves as well as the person in their care. This principle is particularly important for members of the sandwich generation who are juggling both elder and child care responsibilities. Whether participants are already caring for an aging family member or plan to take on this role in the future, this seminar will provide important information to consider.

Shepell, a leader in keeping organizations and their people healthy, we provide solution-focused workplace health and productivity services that support the financial security, health, and well-being. Established in 1966, we serve approximately 20,000 clients and 20 million employees overall (including family members) every year.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cultivating An Undivided Life In Community
Edgar French, U of M
S200 Medical Services Building

The workshop aims to interact with Parker Palmer's book, A Hidden Wholeness, exploring what it means to live with greater personal authenticity and integrity by allowing our "inner-wisdom", a.k.a. "soul", to influence our professional and public lives. Palmer argues we do so through community and relationships of trust.    

Edgar French is the Spiritual Care Coordinator for Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. Edgar has a background in Theology and Clinical Pastoral Education. He served as a pastor for many years with Mennonite Brethren communities, and as a student-spiritual care provider at Victoria Hospital. Edgar provides one on one spiritual care to students of all faiths and world-views, and oversees programming that would engage students in the area of spiritual health.
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Your Future By Design: Retirement Income Planning
RBC Royal Bank
S200 Medical Services Building

Your Future by Design: Retirement Income Planning seminar is a unique advice approach that starts with your vision of what you want to do in retirement, highlights various sources of income in retirement and how to approach income planning. We will review living expenses, lifestyle expenses and legacy funds with a key focus on Government retirement benefits, Employer pension plans, Registered plans, and Personal savings and investments.

Donna Adam is a 24 year tenured, licensed and accredited Financial Planner and has a depth of experience in assisting her clients through customized financial plans by way of managing retirement, investments, estate planning, purchase goals and tax strategies.

Danijel Djuric is an Asper School of Business graduate with a double major in Finance and Accounting and has over a decade of experience in financial planning with his PFP, CIM and FCSI.

Joshua Henson is a Certified Financial Planner with 15 years of experience in the industry and specializes in advising health care professionals and their families through RBC's unique Your Future by Design approach.
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Pipe Teachings By Margaret Lavallee
Margaret Lavallee, U of M
S200 Medical Services Building

Margaret Lavallee, Traditional Ojibway Ikwe, Elder in Residence and Aboriginal Cultural Specialist for the Centre for Aboriginal Health Education, Section of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Health in the Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Margaret provides programming and support for Indigenous students who are enrolled in the health professional Colleges at the U of M (Medicine, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Rehabilitation, and Physician Assistants. Margaret Lavallee, in her role as Elder, ensures cultural programming is incorporated into all levels of student support at the University of Manitoba in research and education through faculty and curriculum development; student teachings; and personal mentoring in a traditional cultural context.

 

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