Employee Health Fair 2017


New Residence Hall Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8, CA


Thank you to all who participated at this year's Employee Health Fair - exhibitors, visitors, donors and volunteers! 

Over 275 employees visited with 40 health & wellness exhibitors and obtained valuable advice and resources on mental health, fitness, nutrition, safety, disease prevention, and financial wellness.



Thanks to our exhibitors!

Arthritis Society

Ow – that hurts! Everyday tasks present new challenges to an arthritis sufferer. The Arthritis Society will physically demonstrate the kind of problems that come with severe arthritis, and can show you ways to help your loved ones affected by this crippling disease.

Art of Living Foundation

Meditation – the gateway to inner peace. Studies report that meditation can help relieve our subjective levels of anxiety and depression, and can improve attention, concentration, and overall psychological well-being. Discover simple meditative techniques and the possible benefits for yourself!

Blue Ribbon Therapy Dogs

Man’s best friend! Therapy dogs give relief during stressful times, and provide comfort to people in nursing homes and senior's residences. Meet some of the volunteers, human and canine, from the Blue Ribbon Canine Centre, a non-profit organization helping the community with therapy dogs whenever and wherever possible.

Canadian Cancer Society - iQUIT

Ready to quit smoking? Need help to overcome temptation to take it up again? Get help from the Canadian Cancer Society with their "iQuit" program. Speak to a representative to find out how this program works and how you can sign up!


Tips and advice on prevention from chiropractor Dr. Jad Tannous can help you adopt appropriate postures for your daily activities, to help prevent injuries and muscle soreness.

Diabetes Quebec

What is your risk for type 2 or pre-diabetes? How do you know what’s a myth and what’s true? Diabetes Québec offers advice for a healthy and balanced diabetes-free life.

DOvEE Project (MUHC)

Early detection of ovarian cancer saves lives. It is for this reason that researchers at the McGill University Health Centre launched the DOvEE (Detecting Ovarian Cancer Earlier) Project. Speak to a representative and learn more about this specialized clinical service offering free tests and early detection services for women over 50.

ELMNT Studio

An alternative approach to exercising at Montreal’s premiere boutique Yoga, Spin and Strength studio. Focus is on alignment and mindful practice with yoga and breathing techniques, strength conditioning inspired by ballet and endurance and energy with spin classes. Awaken your inner athlete!

Essentrics - Aging Backwards

If you are looking for a gentler, kinder form of exercise, Essentrics may be for you! Suitable for women and men of all ages, this dynamic full-body workout lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility, long, lean muscles and reduced tension and fatigue. Visit with a representative to learn more about this dynamic workout technique.

Habitat for Humanity Quebec

Thousands of Québec volunteers are needed each year to help with everything from construction to helping families settle into their new homes. Find out about volunteer opportunities to make a difference in your community!

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Do you know your numbers? Are you at risk for heart disease or stroke? High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Have your blood pressure taken with one of their nurses.

IT Technology Services

Phishing scams can lead to personal and organizational data loss and identity theft. Learn how you can protect yourself and have “peace of mind."

Kind Snacks

Check out their table, do a tasting of different bars and then choose your favorite bar to take home, as well as a discount coupon and a lunch tote bag!

Lufa Farms

Rooftop urban farming at its best! Lufa Farms grows food locally in the city—on rooftops—hydroponically, without pesticides—and delivers fresh veggies weekly, directly to their clients. Chat with the Lufa staff and sample a box of their delicious cherry tomatoes plus greens from their Anjou greenhouse.

Manulife Financial

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the McGill Supplemental Health and Dental Plans. Representatives from our insurance provider will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. Be sure to enter their prize draw!

McGill Athletics & Recreation

Discover the many ways you can get fit and stay active right here on campus. Great facilities, lots of programs, staff fitness classes, personal trainers - all waiting for you to enjoy. Watch their presentation showcasing the wide variety of programs and services available to staff. Enter for one of their great prizes.

McGill Building Services

Building Services is all about creating and maintaining a clean, safe, functional and pleasant environment. Get the low-down on safe cleaning products you can use at home, as well as the types of materials and equipment that are environmentally safe. These guys are the experts!

McGill Campus Public Safety

Learning about safety is not all doom and gloom. Have fun negotiating their Drunk Goggles Obstacle Course, so you know what it feels like when you’ve had one too many. Without the hangover!

McGill Department of Ophthalmology

Don’t take your eyesight for granted—protect your vision! Learn about the importance of eye care, and eye disorders and treatment. Meet with a representative to find out what you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best.

McGill Environmental Health & Safety

EHS promotes a healthy and safe environment on McGill’s campuses. Check out their presentation on various hazardous products you may have at home (propane, cleaners, etc.). Learn how to handle them and how to transport them.

McGill Faculty of Dentistry

Your teeth matter! A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Faculty of dentistry graduate students will be on hand with tips on how to practice good dental habits so your teeth and gums can keep their youthful appearance well into later life.

McGill First Aid - MSERT

CPR can save a life! Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim's chance of survival. Members of McGill’s Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT) will demonstrate this life-saving technique.

McGill Organizational Development

Looking to enhance your professional and personal development? Why not take advantage of the comprehensive range of workshops offered by Organizational Development! Visit with a representative and discover what they have to offer!

McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health - PATH

Learn about the physiological benefits of physical activity on the promotion of health and disease prevention. Check out their demo testing cardio-pulmonary capacity! Maybe even give it a try!

McGill School of Dietetics & Human Nutrition/Food & Dining Services

The theme for this year is delicious whole grains - enjoy the variety! Representatives will be showcasing the variety of whole grains and cooking ideas, along with doing sharing some fun facts and dispelling a few myths. You also have the chance to win a cookbook, and sample a treat made with apples and whole grains!

McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Counteract the negative effects of sitting at your desk all day! Proper office ergonomics can help you stay comfortable at work. Learn proper work-station desk posture to reduce muscle tension, eye strain, shoulder & back pain and leg cramps.

McGill Library

From novels to albums, DVDs to streaming audiobooks, board games to eBooks, the McGill Library is your go-to destination for health, wellness, enlightenment and enjoyment. Faculty, and staff members have access to millions of items found in our catalogue and online resources like Kanopy and OverDrive. Visit the Library table to learn more about theirr health and wellness resources and spaces.

McGill Schulich School of Music

Research indicates that music has clear benefits for our physical and mental health; improving our immune system and reducing levels of stress and pain. So do your mind and body some good - come and discover the wide variety of concerts and recitals put on by the Schulich School of Music. You can also enter for a chance to win a pair of concert tickets!

McGill Sports Medicine

Have a nagging injury? Learn about the various physical therapy services offered to staff by the McGill Sports Medicine Clinic. Learn how to prevent and treat sports injuries with head therapist, Julie Gardiner.

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging

Learn how you can build brain muscle so you can protect yourself from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Test your cognitive and memory skills with brain games. Learn more about their P.O.N.D.E.R. Project, an online based cognitive training and assessment program, and how you can join for free. Our brains, as much as our bodies, need exercise!

McGill University Savings Program - Financial Wellbeing

Are you on track for retirement? Representatives from Morneau Shepell and McGill Pension Management will be on hand to provide information about the McGill Group RSP and the McGill Life Income Fund (LIF). They will answer your questions, show you how to navigate the Morneau Sheppell website, including how to use the tools and calculators available to help you plan for a comfortable retirement.

Morneau Shepell (Employee Assistance Provider)

Got a problem you can’t see your way around? Morneau Shepell provides free, confidential, short-term counselling services when you are facing personal or work related difficulties. Visit with a representative to learn more about their completely confidential services and their website.

Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation

What are the signs of breast cancer – what does a lump feel like? What are the risk factors? What treatments are available? How can it be prevented? Get informed! Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation reps will answer your questions and more through this informative and interactive booth.

Osteoporosis Canada

Did you know that fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined? Find out if you are at risk for this “silent killer” that affects at least one in three women and one in five men.

Quebec Lung Association

Learn how to keep your lungs healthy so you can breathe easy! Representatives will be on hand to provide information about lung health, preventing lung disease (germ control, air quality) and environmental concerns.

Randonée Aventure Outdoor Club

A bilingual, volunteer-run hiking, cycling and cross-country ski/snowshoe club, based in Montreal for 30 years. If you love the outdoors and are looking for company, Randonnée Aventure is for you!

Redpath Museum

Discover the amazing variety of activities and events offered by the Redpath Museum! Programming includes documentary films, public lectures, Sunday family discovery workshops, and tours. Ask about their annual "Stones & Beer Tour”!

The Running Room

Staff from the Running Room will check your gait, and advise on the shoe that is right for you. Speak to a rep about their walking & running programs ranging from novice to marathoner. Get motivated to get active!

Weight Watchers

Want to lose a few pounds? Sometimes being part of a group is all you need. Weight Watchers provides support and guidance, and features personalized, online interactive tools meal plans and searchable recipes. To help get you started, why not stop by their table, get more info, and enter the raffle for their great gift basket?

Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative (WHHI) - MUHC

Heart disease is the most common cause of death for women in Canada, and women’s symptoms are different from those of men. The WHHI is a unique Nurse-Led clinic and the only one of its kind in Canada. Talk to a representative to learn more about heart disease in women; whether you are at risk, and how to reduce heart disease and stroke with preventative care and healthy living.

Thanks to our donors!

  • Athletics & Recreation McGill
  • Best Health Magazine
  • Centaur Theatre
  • Copper Branch Restaurant
  • ELMNT Studio
  • Enso Yoga
  • Essentrics
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Kel-Vend
  • Le James—McGill University Store
  • Lufa Farms
  • Naked Snacks
  • Manulife Financial
  • McGill Food and Dining Services
  • PRANA Organic
  • Running Room
  • Schulich School of Music
  • Weight Watchers