Wellness Week - January 20 to 24, 2020
January 20 to 24, join us for Wellness Week!
uOttawa is once again holding its famous Wellness Week! January 20 to 24, kick off the winter semester with some fun and relaxing activities, or take the opportunity to learn about wellbeing and mental health in fun and insightful ways (or both!). Plus, all activities are FREE!
Notice - Free access to fitness centres for employees
This week all employees have unlimited access to both on-campus fitness centers with exclusive employee only hours, to drop-in fitness classes with employee only offerings at lunch, to squash courts, to the locker rooms and the pool! Just bring your employee card and client services staff will set you up with a temporary all-inclusive membership. While you’re checking out our fitness facilities, ask the staff about membership perks and options.
Activities for all (students, professors, staff)
All week- Four Summit Challenge
Four Summit Challenge
New this year: Take the Four Summit Challenge! Walk or run up the stairs of a different building every day, take your selfie with our mascot at the top and leave with a healthy snack, courtesy of Food Services.
- When: January 21, 22, 23 and 24, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. continuously.
- Where: Various meeting points depending on the days
- Tuesday : Tabaret Hall (TBT) - Rotunda
- Wednesday : Desmarais (DMS) - 1st floor, near the elevators
- Thursday : Thompson Residence (THN)
- Friday : 90 University (90U) - Reception
- Event language: bilingual
Monday - January 20
Tuesday - January 21
Wednesday - January 22
Thursday - January 23
Friday - January 24
Activity for employees (staff and professors)
LIFT 2020 University of Ottawa Fitness Challenge
Take advantage of Wellness Week to dive into the LIFT 2020 University of Ottawa Fitness Challenge! The event lasts from January 21 to February 21, and is presented in partnership with LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell.
Register now and participate in a challenge where you collect points by getting active. During the challenge, you will have unlimited access to Customized Fitness Sessions via the LIFT session app.
You can collect points by completing LIFT Sessions or you can manually enter other activities that you do to get active (yoga, running, cycling, etc.). Remember, this is a team challenge so you are not only getting active for yourself, you are collecting points for your team as well :)
By participating, you could win one of the following prizes:
- One of 2 complimentary registration to the "Desk Jockey" training course
- One of 2 complimentary registration to a yoga course
Go to https://uottawa.liftsession.com/ to sign up and get ready to start 2020 on the right foot!
Photographs and film footage may be taken during the Wellness Week’s events, which may include your recognizable image. By participating in these events, you consent to being photographed or filmed and authorize the University to use the photographs or film in print, digital, video or web-based format for its promotional and archival purposes. For further information, email mieuxetre.wellness@uOttawa.ca.
Human Resources wishes to thank its community partners: Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Services , Communications Directorate, Emond Harnden, Employee and Family Assistance Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social Sciences, Food Services, Health Services, Healhty and Active Campus Committee, Human Rights Office, Initiative 1/5, Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost, Professors, RBC, SASS, Sociocultural and Educational Programming, Sport Services.