The Live Well @Work week was created to acknowledge the ‘whole selves’ that staff and faculty bring to work each day. Mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being are celebrated at the Live Well @Work events; allowing staff and faculty to take the time to relax, learn, laugh and connect with colleagues. The same spirit of holistic wellness will be honoured with the new format.

Live Well @ Work During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to provide monthly in-person programming as planned. However, we will be doing our best to provide online workshops, resources and tools to help support your wellness during this time.

Check out the UM COVID-19 page for more updates, information and resources for faculty and staff about COVID-19, working remotely, and wellness supports.


Food, Nutrition and Healthy Eating Webinar

Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Monisola A. Alashi

Food is a major uniting factor for all humans, an important aspect of our culture which usually occupies a large part of our day. One of the major question that comes to mind with food in relation to health is usually ‘why can’t I eat whatever I want without adding weight or getting sick?’ For most people, the struggle to maintain a healthy life style while eating anything they so desire is real. Therefore, the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle with food is something everyone should be curious about. This webinar aims to discuss some important fundamentals about food nutrients and composition in relation to health risks, age, sex and lifestyle choices.

Please register for this webinar in the LOD events calendar.

* The number of available spots are limited so staff are encouraged to register as soon as possible. A link to the webinar will be sent to participants prior to the event.

Healthy Eating: Beyond Just Nutrients

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Anne Mendonca

In this webinar, strategies to achieve a healthier eating routine will be explored, with the idea of achieving a balanced diet by looking at foods based on their processing level, from natural to processed foods. In addition, food is a lot more than just nutrients. It is part of our culture, social life, and mental health. This webinar will approach how to balance your eating routine in a way that can be sustained in the long-term.

Please register for this webinar in the LOD events calendar.

* The number of available spots are limited so staff are encouraged to register as soon as possible. A link to the webinar will be sent to participants prior to the event.

Wellness Bingo Challenge

Inspire wellness within your unit/department this summer with these Live Well @ Work Bingo Challenge cards (see below)! Challenge your co-workers or simply challenge yourself to engage in activities throughout the summer that inspire you to have fun, connect with others, and take care of yourself!

Bingo card - July (DOCX) | Bingo card - August (DOCX)

Journaling for Wellness

Tuesday, June 23th online via Webex, 1:30-3pm.

Journaling can support how we organize our thoughts, our work, and support our overall wellness Research has documented the benefits of journaling as an effective tool for self-reflection, helping individuals improve their focus, patience, planning, and personal growth. This session, open to all U of M staff, will use a guided process to provide an opportunity to practice reflection on the participant's topic of choice. Register through the Learning & Organizational Development registration site, found at


Doing Well During Stressful Times: Managing the New Normal Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Originally streamed May 22

Most of us are well practiced in managing stress and it is rare to face a stressor that we haven’t had experience with previously. Managing stress related to a pandemic? That is new to most if not all of us and it therefore isn’t surprising that some people are struggling right now. Join us for a 75 minute webinar focused on managing COVID-19 stress and doing well during this truly unique time. Counsellors form the Student Counselling Centre on campus (David Ness and Natalia Mozol) will provide practical strategies for managing social isolation, physical distancing, COVID-19 “overload”, negative thinking and worry and more. Participants will be provided workshop materials following the session. This session will be offered via Zoom and staff are invited to participate as they would like (e.g., ask questions via chat function or live using audio and mic, activate video, simply listen, etc.). It is important during this time to take action to be as mentally healthy as possible and not simply wait for better times to come.

Missed the webinar? Watch it below.


Now offering monthly wellness events

Aiming to promote wellness year-round and provide greater accessibility to wellness sessions for faculty and staff, Live Well @Work will now consist of wellness activities throughout the year. These activities will continue to be offered at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

Previous 2020 events:

Live Well at the U of M

Our Mental Health Strategy

Learning & Organizational Development Services Registration System