Faculty and Staff

Physical Health

Having physical health means we are able to maintain a quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities with ease and without fatigue or physical stress. Recognizing that our behaviours have a significant impact on our wellbeing and adopting healthy habits (exercise, good nutrition, rest, self care) while avoiding unhealthy choices (tobacco, drugs, fast food, not managing stress) will lead to your best level of physical health.

Did you know.....

  • The University of Alberta is a member of the City of Edmonton’s Corporate Wellness program. Faculty and staff receive discounts on entry to city run sports and recreation facilities simply by showing your ONEcard when purchasing your passes.

More information on the Corporate Wellness program is available on the City of Edmonton website.

  • In 1992, the Corporate Challenge games were established in Edmonton. The philosophy behind the games is to provide an activity for local businesses to foster interaction, teamwork, morale, pride, health & wellness among and within businesses. Over the past several years, the University of Alberta has registered teams and has enjoyed a strong showing at the events.

While there are a number of competitive sporting events involved with Corporate Challenge, you do not need to be an athlete in order to partake in the festivities - people of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. The Spirit Team and events such as the Unknown Challenge have been incorporated into Corporate Challenge activities to offer individuals a broader range of activities to choose from.

Please visit the University's Corporate Challenge website for more information.