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SFU's Vancouver campus strives to promote and foster the health and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty and has made wellness-related programming a priority. We have put together a selection of recordings, resources, and materials from past events that we hope will benefit our community.
Seasonal Wellness Workshop – March 28, 2023
Yoga instructor, Fiji McAlpine, discussed how embracing the natural elements present in the spring season allows us to remain resilient and invites us to remember that there are cycles of growth and expansion, and of release and rest. This event was part of SFU Wellness Days.
Mental Health Panel Discussion – November 16, 2021
Dr. Scott Lear, Len Pierre and Tricia-Kay Williams provided tips on: preventing and managing anxiety, stress, and burnout; the 7 Sacred Teachings; the benefits of Moments of Stillness; and how to promote overall life satisfaction. This event was part of SFU Wellness Day.
Cook & Chat with Steve & Laurie – March 23, 2021
As part of SFU Wellness Day, Steve Dooley, Executive Director, SFU Surrey, and Laurie Anderson, Executive Director, SFU Vancouver, led a short cooking demo for healthy lunch ideas. Check out the recipes for Steve's Glory Bowl and Laurie's Summer Harvest Tortilla Soup and Spiced Toasted Pita Chips!
Adding Gratitude to Your Resilience Routine – March 23, 2021
Yuna Chen, (Acting) Associate Director, SFU Health Promotion, led a journaling exercise to help us understand how gratitude helps to cultivate mindfulness, disengage from negative thinking and support wellbeing. This event was a part of SFU Wellness Day.
Mental Health Dialogue with Dr. Scott Lear – March 23, 2021
As part of SFU Wellness Day, Dr. Scott Lear, Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, led an informal discussion about mental health. People often 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. Dr. Lear shared his story and how helpful it’s been for him to open up.
Just as working from home can present challenges, so can exercising from home. In this workshop, Registered Physiotherapist, Adam Chin, demonstrated exercises and stretches to help prevent injuries from at-home workouts and running. Adam also briefly discussed tips and tricks to optimize your workspace. This workshop was a part of SFU Wellness Day.
Keeping You Fit to Work: Working From Home Edition – May 1, 2020
Working from home presents unique challenges, particularly with odd desk set ups, more screen time, and less reasons to get up and move. Check out the webinar we hosted with Registered Physiotherapist, Adam Chin, to get some tips on how to optimize your workspace and improve your work from home routine!