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WELLNESS at OISE

The wellbeing of our community is one of OISE's top priorities. We are working hard to enhance our wellness programming in response to our community's diverse needs, particularly during these challenging and uncertain times. We are committed to promoting learning and practice opportunities that contribute to both individual and collective healing and change. This year, be sure to devote time to self-care by attending some of our wellness opportunities.

LIVING & WORKING LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

In this series of workshops, you'll have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics related to wellness, including mindfulness, self-compassion, Indigenous understandings of wellness, and more. You’ll also be invited to engage in activities and practices to help you improve your health and wellbeing. 

See our list of sessions, presenter bios and links to register

Download the flyers: Fall 2020 | Winter 2021


WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES for PRACTICE

Join us for weekly drop-in sessions to help you reconnect with your body, mind, and emotions. Learn techniques, including mindfulness and yoga, for increasing your capacity to be reflective, strengthen your resilience, and improve your relationships with others.

See our weekly opportunities for practice, presenter bios, and registration links

Download the flyer: Fall/Winter 2020/21


 

FACULTY & STAFF RESOURCES

WELLNESS AND WORK FROM HOME TOOLKIT

As part our commitment to wellbeing while working from home during COVID-19, the Human Resources & Equity office has curated a number of resources and strategies for supporting individuals, managers and teams.

Access the Toolkit


VALUING OUR STAFF & FACULTY

True Blue Awards

True Blue Informal Recognitions highlight the practices of exemplary faculty and staff who make invaluable contributions to the University every day. The University of Toronto ranks as Canada’s leading institution of learning and is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities because of the vital work of employees across our three campuses.

Visit uoft.me/thanks to access the recognition platform.

RECOGNIZE A COLLEAGUE

 

THE MINDFUL TEACHER/EDUCATOR LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

These sessions provide current and future educators with opportunities to deepen their personal practice and learn about research, theory, and the practice of integrating mindfulness within education systems.  
 
 
Download the flyers: Fall 2020 | Winter 2021

MONTHLY MINDFULNESS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
These monthly Mindfulness Community of Practice meetings provide teachers, educators, teacher candidates, and teacher educators with an opportunity to be a part of an ongoing community of support. You’ll be invited to cultivate and deepen a personal mindfulness practice, engage in critical inquiry and reflection, explore applications of mindfulness in education, and engage in opportunities for discussion and ongoing connection. 
 
 
Download the flyer: Fall/Winter 2020/21

SUPPORTING STUDENT EXPERIENCE - Co-Curricular Credit Opportunity

Cultivating Personal Health & Wellness through Mindfulness

The Cultivating Personal Health & Wellness through Mindfulness program is an opportunity for students to become aware of, develop knowledge about, and practice mindfulness for their overall health and well being.  The program is intended to improve one's general wellbeing to impact both their academic and personal lives.  Successful students will have attended 10 or more of the available OISE Wellness sessions throughout the year.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students can view up to 5 recorded sessions as part of the 10-session requirement.  Attendance will be verified using Zoom attendance reports. Sessions can include Mindful Moments, Lunch & Learn sessions, yoga or other pre-approved activities for this program.  This opportunity is available to all OISE students.

Find out more and how to register 

When completing your CCR, simply note the online sessions attended or viewed on your Reflection piece and they will be counted towards your CCR requirements.

Download the flyer: Fall/Winter 2020/21

 

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