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OISE Wellness

Mindfulness and Resilience to Stress
Shelley Murphy (OISE)
Wednesday, January 16, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
Room 12-199
Join instructor Shelley Murphy and learn about the physiology of stress and how simple mindfulness practices and breathing techniques can help both adults and children strengthen resilience and wellbeing.
5 Ways to Wellbeing: Coping with the competing demands of graduate studies, meeting expectations, and navigating complex university systems
Chad Jankowski (Health & Wellness Centre)
Tuesday, February 5, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
Room 12-199
Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success. This interactive session explores what it means to feel good and function well as a graduate student. Drawing on recent evidence from the study of well-being, you’ll be introduced a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and prevent burnout so you can be at your best.
Too Busy to Be Still? Learn Simple Techniques to Calm Your Distractions 
Naraindra Prashad (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Wednesday, February 27, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
Room 12-199
Join Naraindra as he explores the culture of “being busy” while sharing some simple transformative techniques to “being still”. Comfortable clothing is recommended as participants will engage in some chair yoga, stretching and breathing exercises.
Mapping Sustainable Happiness
Hilary Inwood (OISE)
Tuesday, March 19, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
Room 5-210/5-220
What does Health & Wellness have to do with the Environment? Scholars around the world are making the links clear through the concept of Sustainable Happiness. By connecting the dots between our individual need for happiness and the universal need for clean air and water, sustainable food sources, supportive communities and equity, Sustainable Happiness clearly connects physical and mental Health and Wellness to social justice, equity ed, and environmental sustainability. Our happiness is integrally related to that of all life forms on earth - what is truly best for people is good for the planet, too. 
Join Hilary Inwood to learn more about Sustainable Happiness and begin to map and connect its elements to your own life.
OISE's Winter Wellness Day
Save the date for OISE's Winter Wellness Day, happening on Wednesday, February 27.
You will have the opportunity to sign up for chair massages and various wellness sessions throughout the day. Stay tuned for more information at your inbox!
Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE)
The Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE)Initiative provides OISE students, TDSB educators and many others with an introduction to the concepts and practices of ESE to integrate in your teaching and learning at OISE, our partner schools and beyond! 
Eco-Drama Inquiry for Social Justice
Led by Sarah Papoff
Thurs., January 17, 4:30  5:30 pm
OISE, Room 5-270
Casting a Wide Net: Exploring EcoJustice Through Eco-Art Education
Led by Hilary Inwood
Tues., January 22, 4:30  5:30 pm
371 Bloor St. W., FE 134
Immunity Boost: Nutrition for the Immune System
Immunity Boost: Nutrition for the Immune System
ODLC Presenter: Sophie Pollon-Macleod
Thurs., January 17, 12:00  1:00 pm
U of T Goldring Centre, Room 221
This talk will take you through the top five ways to boost your immunity this winter and prevent that nasty cold. The focus will be on effective nutritional and lifestyle treatments that have been studied in the context of immunity. You will also look at the current research on products marketed towards preventing and treating sickness.
Relaxing Sound Bath for Students
Relaxing Sound Bath for Students
ODLC Presenter: Jesse Buck
Tues., January 29, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Koffler House, 569 Spadina Crescent
Join Jesse Buck, Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher and Reiki practitioner for a restful and rejuvenating hour as he shares a Crystal Quartz Singing Bowl Sound Journey.
The Sound Bath includes guided meditations, breath work and visualizations to help you rest, relax and reset the nervous system.
*Bring your yoga mat if possible (some available on-site). Come in comfortable layered clothing as room temperatures fluctuate. You may wish to bring a blanket or meditation cushion for your comfort
Please note, this event is for University of Toronto students only. Student ID required.
Bell Let's Talk Day 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Use the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and join OISE in the conversation to combat stigma around mental illness. 
True Blue Recognitions
Take two minutes and recognize the everyday contributions of OISE faculty and staff!
This recognition program aims to profile staff and faculty who in their own way make invaluable contributions to OISE and the University of Toronto each and every day.
U of T wants to hear from you about the amazing people you know at OISE! This award is designed to showcase and acknowledge our staff and faculty who are loyal and committed to making this University a great place to be. They are ‘True Blue'.
The nomination process is simple: all it takes is a couple of minutes to complete this short online form. Selection criteria is listed on the True Blue Award page.
Offered every Thursday, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
January 10 - April 4, 2019
Room 5-250
Join us weekly to practice secular mindful meditation techniques 
that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus.
*Late arrivals and early departures welcome.
Sponsored by ORSS
Offered every Tuesday, 8:00  9:00 am
January 8 - March 19, 2019
Room 5-150
In this group meditation, instructor Robin Connolly will guide you through techniques for developing breath awareness and equanimity (non-judgement) for resilience in the body/mind.
*Late arrivals and early departures welcome. Bring your mat or cushion  a limited number will be available to borrow.
Sponsored by ORSS
Offered every Thursday, 4:30  6:00 pm
January 10 - March 21, 2019
Rooms noted below
Designed to bring balance to the body and mind, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga starts with simple, slow, rhythmic movements and continues into a flowing sequence of yoga postures for all levels. We end our class with a guided relaxation (savasana). 
Drop-in or email for more information.
*Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. Bring your mat – a limited number will be available to borrow.
OISE Room 5-210/5-220
January 10, 17, 24, & 31; February 7 & 21; March 7, 14, & 21. 
OISE Room 8-220
February 14 & 28
As a priority outlined in the OISE Academic Plan 2017-2022, we established the OISE Wellness committee in 2018 to develop a wellness program that supports the health and well-being of the OISE community.
Learn more about the OISE Wellness Committee and have your say on the work we do to serve the community.