Virtual Wellness Workshops

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is excited to offer a series of wellness workshops that will help form good habits while adjusting to student life during a global pandemic.


GRADually Finding Our Way


Tuesday, July 7
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Graduate school comes with a long list of tasks to complete and challenges to overcome. While mindfulness won’t make these disappear, it can make a difference in how you cope and navigate through such stressors. In this session I’ll share what I’ve learned practicing, studying, researching and teaching mindfulness and meditation. Topics include: What is mindfulness? Why should I try it? How do you do it? (and yes, we’ll meditate!).

Facilitated by: Dr. Paula Gardner, Associate Professor (Public Health)

Sleep Hygiene 101


Thursday, July 9
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

A good night’s sleep is important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. However, many people will suffer from a sleep disturbance at some time in their life. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can incorporate into your daily routine to help improve your sleep. Come join our Student Health Services’ Nurse Practitioner as she reviews a variety of sleep hygiene tips proven to help you get the sleep you need.

Facilitated by: Nicole Schudlo, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Project Productivity: Making the most of WFH

Thursday, July 16

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Are you finding it hard to concentrate or stay motivated? Do you feel less productive? Is managing your time a challenge? This is the workshop for you! COVID-19 has introduced a whole new lifestyle to all of us, and it is normal if you are having a difficult time adjusting. This workshop will provide you with tools to improve concentration, motivation, and productivity while working from home, and feel more in control during these unprecedented times.

Facilitated by: Katrina Frausel, FITA Learning Strategist, Personal Counselling Services and Sarah Miller, Learning Skills Specialist We will also talk about the importance of self care, structure and routine.

For more information, contact Lauryn Carrick.