Wellness Day March 2021

SFU’s Vancouver campus, Surrey campus and Health and Counselling Services are thrilled to partner on Wellness Day! This free event is open to all SFU students, staff and faculty and aims to positively influence the health and wellbeing of the SFU community. Join us online for a full day of activities including meditation, physiotherapy, gratitude journaling, a mental health dialogue, healthy cooking demos and more. Whether you join us for one event or all, we hope that you will learn something new, find time to rest and connect, and have some fun with us!

How Do You Practice Wellness?
Participate in Our Photo Contest from March 15-21
In anticipation of Wellness Day, we want to know how different members of the SFU community practice wellness! You can take a workout selfie, snap a photo of the view on your walk, show us a game or craft you’re working on – the options are endless! Post your photo on social media using the hashtag, #SFUWellnessDay, OR email the photo to The winner of a grocery store gift card will be announced on March 22!

Wellness Day Schedule

March 23, 2021

No previous experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.


Wellness Day Kickoff
9:15 - 9:30am


Join the Executive Directors of SFU’s Vancouver and Surrey campuses, Laurie Anderson and Steve Dooley, to kick off Wellness Day!

Our EDs will review the schedule for the day and share what SFU Vancouver, SFU Surrey and SFU Health and Counselling Services hope to achieve through the third offering of this event.

Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 - 10:00am

Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life in this mindfulness practice led by Registered Clinical Counsellor, Sarah Parkes.

Physiotherapy Workshop
10:30 - 11:30am

*Please note this event will be recorded

Join Registered Physiotherapist, Adam Chin, as he demonstrates exercises and stretches to help prevent injuries from at-home workouts and running.

Last spring, Adam hosted a webinar for SFU Vancouver on how to optimize your workspace. He will briefly review his tips from this session. Check out the webinar recording and materials on our Wellness Resources page.

Mental Health Dialogue with Dr. Scott Lear
12:00 - 12:50pm

*Please note this event will be recorded

The pandemic has brought with it a toll on many people's mental health. Whether it's from the health concerns of the virus, financial insecurities or lost social connections, few have been unaffected. Often people suffer in silence, concerned with societal stigma about speaking up or seeking help. Sharing stories and bringing these challenges into the open can help reduce the stigma. In December 2020, Dr. Scott Lear was experiencing an especially dark period and would like to share his story, and how helpful it's been for him to open up.

Dr. Scott Lear is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and the inaugural Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul's Hospital.

Past Event Photos

February 2020