August Lunch and Learn Bulletin

Each month Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment offer a number of one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and wellbeing. This month we focus on managing the gradual transition back to campus with sessions on handling anxiety around the transition, what a respectful workplace will look like post COVID, how to maintain healthy eating habits and managing our time and energy.

All sessions will run from 12–1 p.m. unless noted otherwise and will be delivered online. Register through the LearnCentre by clicking register and then using the “enroll” button on the top right. New to LearnCentre? Access LearnCentre and scroll down to view this event under available sessions.


Work-Week's Worth of Food

Jennifer Livingstone, Registered Dietician
Thursday, August 12

As we prepare for a return to the office, we may be looking for ways to reduce our stress around continuing to eat healthy despite the change in routines. You’ll likely have heard of meal prepping but have you tried ingredient prepping? This style of prepping provides flexibility, helping to avoid meal burn out, while making healthy and delicious options easier. Join us for this session where we learn more about how to choose, prepare and then combine different ingredients to make quick and healthy meals.

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Managing the Transition Back to Campus

Rensia Melles, EFAP
Tuesday, August 17

Anxiety is an adaptive response to real or perceived danger. For some, the planned return to campus this fall has led to increased anxiety and concerns. While some anxiety is normal, too much anxiety can be harmful to one’s mental health and well-being. This 1-hour webinar will explore strategies for navigating our return to campus with greater ease while providing tips and tools to increase your psychological well-being during the transition as well as  supporting colleagues who may be struggling.

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Managing Your Time and Energy

Marla Warner, EFAP
Thursday, August 19

Time is a precious resource. The phrase “time = money” is certainly true in a business setting. Individuals require balance in their work lives so that they can meet both their job requirements and personal needs. Is it possible to manage time at work to be both satisfied and successful? This session will explore answers to this question.

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Respect: Returning to Work Post-Pandemic

Cecile Shultz, EFAP 
Tuesday, August 24

With work environments being in a state of flux following the pandemic, this workshop will raise awareness around what respectful behaviour looks like, assist with the development of effective communication skills and suggest common standards for respectful behaviour – objectives that all serve to meet the underlying goal of creating and maintaining a respectful and psychologically safe workplace throughout upcoming changes and beyond.


For information about the Lunch & Learn program, contact our office at workplace.wellbeing@ualberta.ca