January 28 - Febuary 1, 2019 is McGill's first-ever Well Week. There'll be tons of events to bring attention to all types of wellness, including Bell Let's Talk Day on January 30. Mark you calendars!

Event Schedule

Check out the full Well Week schedule below:

Mac Campus events can be viewed on the Student Services - Macdonald Campus website

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

10-Minute Sustainable Lunch: Mason Jar Edition

Location: Wilson Hall, 3506 University
1:00 - 2:00pm
Cost: FREE

Meal prepping is a great way to save money, get creative and stay fueled throughout the day. Join Healthy McGill and learn how to integrate quick, healthy and affordable lunches into your busy schedule. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll create your own mason jar salad and explore tips to help you plan, prep and store your meals.

Mason jar and ingredients will be provided free of charge.

 Register now!


Effective Studying Strategies with SSMU and the OSD

Arts Building, room 160
4:00 - 5:30pm
Cost: FREE

During this workshop, you will explore various learning styles and models of time management, while paying particular attention to the unique barriers to studying caused by mental illness and disability.

 


MEYA Mindfulness App Demo with MORSL

Brown Building, room 3001
5:00 - 7:00pm
Cost: FREE

For several months, a group of McGill students working under MEYA (Make Energy Your Awareness) have been developing a meditation app for students and will be demonstrating a few of their tracks to be released in the spring. Give the students your feedback and enjoy their innovative approach to mindfulness.


Active Listening Techniques: How to be There for a Friend

Thomson House, room 404
5:30 - 7:00pm
Cost: FREE

Have you ever felt helpless when a friend of yours was in need of support? Join the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) and the Peer Support Centre (PSC) to learn about the fundamentals of active listening so that you feel empowered to support a friend!

Open to graduate students.

 Register now!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Make Things Breader with Breakfast

Brown Building, 1st floor lobby
7:30 - 9:30am
Cost: FREE

Come join us; we're ready, willing and bagel to serve up your breakfast needs! Jumpstart your day with a FREE Bagel, some cream cheese and a cup of coffee! 

Open to all McGill students.

 


MORSL Open House

3495 University Street, 2nd Floor
11:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE

The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) invites all students to visit and learn more about promoting inner wellness. Drop in, tour the space, explore services, play fun games to test your knowledge of world religions and see all the ways we can help you thrive.

A light breakfast will be served from 9:00 - 11:00am. 


Exercise for Mental Health with Nurse Louise

Brown Building, room 3001
12:00 - 1:30pm
Cost: FREE

Join nurse Louise Lockhart to hear about the research linking exercise and mental health, then join her as she guides the group through simple exercises and techniques. Learn why our socialized and tradition preconceptions about exercise may hinder our ability to prioritize it, and enjoy guidance and coaching in a safe, beginner-friendly space.  

 Register now!


Chat Day with the Deputy Provost

James Administration Building, room 621
1:00 - 5:00pm

Chat Day allows students to book 15-minute informal meetings where you can chat with Prof. Fabrice Labeau, Interim Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning). While topics concerning student wellness are encouraged this month, you can also talk about any facet of student life that matters to you. Start the conversation by signing up for a time-slot online.

Free snacks will be provided at every meeting.

 Register now!


De-Stress through Creative Arts: McGill Art Hive x PSC

McGill Art Hive Initiative (MAHI), 3700 McTavish Street, first floor
2:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: FREE

This workshop will be facilitated by Déborah Maia de Lima & Lou Sheppard, P. Lantz Artists-in-Residence & Maria Ezcurra, MAHI Art Facilitator. The workshop will be given in two parts: starting with Déborah’s activity on movement and mindfulness, and then having Maria and Lou facilitate an open studio and watercolor activity.

Tea, cookies and art materials will be provided free of charge.

 Register now!


Beyond the Gates: Career Planning for Graduate Students

MS-55
3:00 - 4:30pm

Despite advanced education and training, the process for choosing a career path for most PhDs is far from clear. With literally thousands of options to choose from it is easy to feel overwhelmed. In this presentation we will talk about how to identify your goals, how to research career options, and what is involved in creating an individual development plan for your career.

 Register now!


BSN x Well Week: Creating Communities of Care

Brown Building, room 2200
5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Join the Black Students’ Network (BSN) and Dr. Rachel Zellars for a discussion on mental health in marginalized communities. During this conversation, share your personal experiences, discuss strategies for navigating barriers and share resources in an open and supportive environment.

Food will be provided.


Community Conversations: Cultural Wellness in Residences

Rez Life Office, 3473 University 
6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Are you a student in Rez? Then this event is for you! Engage in a fruitful discussion on cultural wellness and diversity within residences over soup! During this conversation, discuss strategies for navigating difficulties experienced whilst living in residence, share resources and explore international perspectives.

Free food will be provided.

 Register now!


Wine and Paint with Stronger than Stigma

Bar Bifteck
7:00 - 10:00pm
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Unwind, meet new friends, indulge in comfort food and paint! Join Stronger than Stigma and Art of Wellness for an evening of creativity! Absolutely no experience is necessary to participate. You can create whatever you'd like or follow the templates provided.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

Free Classes and Fitness Centre Access courtesy of McGill Athletics

ALL DAY access to the Fitness Centre
Cost: FREE

McGill Athletics is providing all students and staff free access to the Fitness Centre. Also, there will be free Zumba class at 4:00pm in the Aerobics Room and Hatha Yoga at 5:00pm in the Mind/Body room.

 

 


Let's Talk About Navigating Financial Stress

Brown Building, room 4300
4:00 - 5:00pm
Cost: FREE

This 60-minute workshop is about the dreaded f-word: finances. We're all thinking about them, but for some of us, they can be tough to talk about. Join the Scholarships and Student Aid Office to be part of the conversation about the challenges of facing financial stress and leave with a game plan to tackle it.

 Register now!


Yoga with Jack.org

Brown Building, Room 3001
5:30 - 6:45pm

Join the McGill Students' Chapter of Jack.org for a FREE destress yoga workshop open to all experience levels. The building has step-free access and elevators, as well as gender-neutral washrooms.

The event is BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat or towel/blanket substitute). 25 spots are available. 

 Register now!


Speaking From The Heart: An Interfaith Dialogue

Education Building, room 614
5:00 - 6:30pm
Cost: FREE

Join the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) and McGill student leaders to explore Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Students of all faith backgrounds (or of no faith background at all) are invited to gather to consider the origins, manifestations, and impacts of these forms of discrimination. 

Refreshments will be provided.

 Register now!


Quaker Style Meditation with MORSL

Claude Ryan Library, Newman Centre, second floor (3484 Peel Street)
5:30 - 6:30pm
Cost: FREE

During the school year, Quaker faith meditations take place every Wednesday at the Newman Centre.

No registration required.

 


Herbs for Anxiety and Stress

Thomson House, room 404
5:00 - 6:30pm
Cost: $10

Coping with stress and anxiety can be no easy task. However, there are many different tools available to us and herbs can be one of these tools. You will learn about and connect with local medicinal plants that can be supportive for stress and anxiety.

Participants are invited to sample tea infusions of select herbs.

 Register now!


Soul and Mind Session: Finding Your Way, Finding Your Balance

Arts Building, room 160
5:30 - 7:30pm

Transitioning from university to post-graduate life can be overwhelming. Join alumni Alessandra Salituri and Rebecca Perez as they discuss their personal journeys and share the tools they developed to lead fulfilling lives. During this interactive workshop, you will learn tips on fostering self-love, navigating challenges and maintaining balance while pursuing your personal and professional goals.

 Register now!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

Lunch and Learn with OSVRSE, Campus Security and the Montreal Police

550 Sherbrooke Street W, suite 585 (West Tower 1-11 Elevator)
12:00 - 1:30pm
Cost: FREE

Have you ever wondered about the process for reporting an issue on campus? Join the Office of Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE), Campus Security, the Montreal Police, and McGill’s Special Investigator Caroline Lemay for a discussion around supporting survivors/victims of sexual violence and reducing barriers to reporting.

Lunch will be provided.


The Secret to Happiness at Work

MS-55
3:00 - 4:30pm

Why are some people more satisfied with their careers? Drawing from the research literature in Positive Organizational Psychology, this presentation will discuss predictors of happiness at work, how your values impact your ideal working conditions, and discuss how different decision making styles impact career exploration.

 Register now!


Active Listening Techniques: How to be There for a Friend

Brown Building, room 3001
5:30 - 7:00pm
Cost: FREE

Have you ever felt helpless when a friend of yours was in need of support? Join the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Peer Support Centre (PSC) to learn about the fundamentals of active listening so that you feel empowered to support a friend!

 


SafeTALK Suicide Intervention Workshop with PGSS

Thomson House, room 404
5:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: $25

SafeTALK is a three-hour long training program which offers participants the skills necessary to identify symptoms of suicidal ideation and intervene with relevant resources and tools. This event will be facilitated by a trained counselling psychologist.

 Register now!


SafeTALK Suicide Intervention Workshop with SSMU

Leacock Building, room 14
5:00 - 8:00pm

SafeTALK is a three-hour long training program which offers participants the skills necessary to identify symptoms of suicidal ideation and intervene with relevant resources and tools. This event will be facilitated by a trained counselling psychologist.

Space for this event is limited. If you are interested in participating e-mail mentalhealth [at] ssmu.ca to reserve a seat.


Bell Let's Talk Basketball Game

McGill Athletics, 475 Pine

6:00 - 10:00pm

Thursday January 31 vs Rouge et Or, Martlets 6pm Redmen 8pm To continue the conversation about mental health after Bell Let's Talk day, McGill Athletics will be hosting their annual Let's Talk game on Thursday, January 31st! Playing against Université de Laval's teams, the Women's teams are playing at 6pm, the men's teams are playing at 8pm. 

 


Explore the Spiritual Side of Yoga with MORSL

Brown Building, room 5001
7:15 - 8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Though practicing the asanas -the physical branch of a multi-dimensional spiritual practice that originated in India thousands of years ago- develops strength, stamina, and balance, it is only the gateway to the mental, emotional, and spiritual practice that Yoga represents.

This session is being offered free of charge but registration is required.

 Register now!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Bullet Journaling with Jack.org

McGill Art Hive Initiative, (MAHI), 3700 McTavish Street, first floor
10:30 - 12:00pm
Cost: FREE

Join the McGill Student’s Chapter of Jack.org for an intro to bullet-journaling workshop. Bullet journaling is a fun and free form way to organize your life on a week to week, month to month or day to day basis, alongside to-do lists, personal tracking of exercise, sleep, the amount of books you’ve read or anything that strikes your fancy! 

All materials (journals and writing supplies) will be provided free of charge. If you'd like to bring your own journal and supplies, you are welcome to do so!

 Register now!


Enter the Chill-Zone and De-stress with COMunity 

Brown Building, room 3001
1:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: FREE

Stressed that add/drop is over and you can't really slack anymore?! Have you heard all about Well Week but haven't had the time to go to an event? Well we've got one more just for you! Pop into the Chill Zone, staffed by the COMunity Connectors! There will be snacks, board games and an all around ~chill~ vibe.

No registration required.

 


Let's Talk Hockey

Brown Building, room 3001
5:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: FREE

Hockey is Canada's national sport. Join International Student Services (ISS) and learn the history and the rules that make this one of Canada's oldest and beloved games. Attendees can then walk up to McConnell Arena together and watch one of McGill's last games of the season.

The discussion and hockey tickets are free.

 Register now!


Mental Health Coffee House w/ F WORD Zine

MAI (Montréal, Arts Interculturels), 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
6:00 - 9:00pm

Think snacks, tea, coffee, poetry, music, mental health advocacy and anti-oppressive politics! Join the SSMU Mental Health Commission and F Word publication for an exciting, art-filled evening. Doors open at 6 and performances start at 7.

If you are interested in performing, e-mail mentalhealth [at] ssmu.ca!