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OISE Wellness wishes all graduates the best virtual ceremony ever!

Enjoy your accomplishments and check out OISE plans to celebrate for later in June. 



UPDATE: The OISE-sponsored Mindful Moments sessions with Rose Mina Munjee has been extended and will be available every Thursday at 12:10 - 12:50 online until August 27, 2020 

Get Meeting Details

(You will need to login using your UTORid to gain access to the meeting details) 


UTM Health & Counselling Centre presents

Combatting Negative Body Image during "Lockdown"

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM AND Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Facilitator: Lauren Drouillard (she/her)

Location: Zoom (Invitation will be sent on the morning of the workshop)

During our current state of ‘lockdown’, we are facing a variety of stressors; including increased isolation, disruption of our regular daily routines heightened anxiety and continued uncertainty about the future. On top of this, we’re also managing comparison to peers and social media messaging around ‘the quarantine 15’. In this time that feels so out of our control, the temptation to control our bodies can creep in, causing negative body image.

Together in this one-hour virtual workshop, we will explore what body image is, why lockdown may be impacting it so negatively, as well as coping skills to help combat this.

Please come with an open mind and a willingness to explore! 

Register today!

Self Compassion Workshop

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Facilitator: Madeline Keogh

Location: Zoom (Invitation will be sent on the morning of the workshop)

Are you your own worst critic? Give yourself a break and stop being so hard on yourself! We all know that it is easier to say than to do. This 1-hour virtual workshop will introduce you to the benefits of being less self-critical and more compassionate to yourself. You will learn the key features of self-compassion and explore ways you can begin to cultivate kindness and appreciation toward yourself.

Register today!


Mindful Moments - Offered online

OISE-sponsored sessions with Rose Mina Munjee

Sessions have been extended to August 27, 2020 |12:10 - 12:50 PM | Get Meeting Details (You will be required to sign in using your UTORid).

We will be meeting virtually through Zoom to practice secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency, and focus. Late arrivals and early departures welcome.
Other University-sponsored sessions

Mondays | 12 – 1 p.m. | Online via Zoom – Mindful Moments with Liam O’Leary

Mondays in May | 2 - 3 pm | Online via Zoom - Mindful Moments with Lauren Brown

Mondays | 7 – 8:30 p.m. Mar. 23 – May 25 | Online via Zoom – Wake Up Toronto 

Fridays in May | 9 – 10 a.m. | Online via Hart House – Mindful Moments Meditation & Yoga with Lauren Brown


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.



COVID-19 Coping Resources for the OISE Community

Professor Earl Woodruff and his colleagues within APHD developed coping resources for members of our community who are experiencing stress and isolation. 

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, please use one of the following 24/7 emergency counselling services:

My Student Support Program (My SSP) | 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.

Culturally-competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for all U of T students.

Good2Talk Student Helpline | 1-866-925-5454 - Professional counseling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and students well-being.

Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200

Toronto Distress Centre416-408-4357

Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603

Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600


Here are some recordings of our past events. 

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 well-being 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.  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 

REQUIRMENTS Update: We recognize that many of you have attended sessions throughout the year to fulfill your CCR requirements and that you may have been planning to complete it over the next couple of weeks.  Given the current situation, for the remainder of the Winter session and for 2020 Spring/Summer sessions only, you can fulfill up to 5 sessions of your CCR requirements by attending our online opportunities.  If you are not graduating this year, you also have the option to complete the requirements in the coming year(s) before graduation.  There is no time limit for this CCR. 

Here are some online options that you can use towards your CCR:

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.