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Come out and Celebrate It: October 2 to 30

September 22, 2014


Join us for Celebrate It, our annual celebration of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month.


Choose from 10 topics focusing on taking care of yourself, your family (in collaboration with the Family Care Office), and your work. Sessions include mental health, nutrition, fitness, parenting, eldercare and personal development. A number of these sessions are offered at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). All staff and faculty are invited to attend the sessions.

For more details and registration, please visit the Celebrate It website.

Highlights:

Webinar: Finding Ease in Times of “Crazy Busy” (October 14)

This webinar will draw on some key insights from neuroscience and offer brain-friendly, easy-to-apply strategies to help you work with the brain (not against it) to ‘get a grip’ in the heat of stress and to more successfully navigate the increasing work and life loads with more success, positivity and well-being.

The Story of You: Crafting Your Personal Narrative (October 17)

Each of us has a unique life story that is rich in wisdom, experience and value. Being able to tell our own story effectively can help others to better appreciate us in our jobs, our families and our communities. Perhaps most importantly, it can help us to better appreciate ourselves.

Push, Pull or Nudge: The Architecture of Making Healthy Choices (October 30)

The closing keynote, which will be video conferenced to UTM and UTSC, will be presented by Professor Dilip Soman, from the Behavioural Economics in Action research cluster at the Rotman School of Management. It is estimated that the average human being makes several hundred health related decisions every day.

These include decisions related to food (e.g., what, when, how much, where to eat and drink), physical activity (e.g., walking or driving? standing or sitting?), medications and leisure and recreation. Prof. Soman will shed light on how we can encourage healthy choices for ourselves and encourage others to make choices in their best interest.

For more details and registration, please visit the Celebrate It website.