Wellness Week 2022

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that wellness is vital to student success and in fostering a healthy workplace for faculty and staff. We integrate aspects of wellness into each of our connections and this week is about highlighting the supports and services available to you on and off campus.

Thank you for joining us for a week of virtual and in-person activity, January 17-21, 2022 to focus on your health and wellness! Please view our Wellness Week event recordings.

Keynote speaker: Corey Hirsch

Corey HirschCorey Hirsch on Mental Wellness and Ending the Stigma

Corey Hirsch is a former NHL goaltender and Olympic silver medalist with over 100 NHL games and a Stanley cup in his storied and successful hockey career. Behind the façade of having it all, Hirsch faced dark thoughts, severe panic attacks and depression. After hiding his struggle for more than three years, and once attempting to take his own life at a time everyone thought he should be on top of the world, he reached out to a team trainer and got the help he needed. 

Today, Hirsch is a mental wellness advocate dedicated to ending the stigma around mental health. In sharing his personal experience with mental illness, hope and healing, Hirsch provides numerous take aways and steps to seek help, improve mental health and help others.

Find out more about Corey Hirsch at coreyhirsch.ca or find him on YouTube.

Prizes

Each time a class participates as group, you are entered to win a prize for the entire class. This includes activity within the weekly schedule below and the 10,000 daily step wellness challenge.

Individual prizes are also up for grabs. Learn more about prizes in the weekly schedule below.

Schedule

Day:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Viewing events on all days.
Session Name Description Link Day   ID
Money Sense 101

Money and stress are often due to lack of knowledge and experience managing a budget. Get ahead of your stress and learn the basics about money management in a fun, engaging, non-judgmental way.

Bonus: two lucky participants will win $50 VISA gift card.

Presented by: Credit Counselling Society of Canada

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucOiqrDItEt1hDWKywnRO3343PgVg1cUP Monday 11 a.m. -12 p.m. 1
Healthier Food Choices with Sask Polytech Cafeteria

For every “healthier food choice” purchase, you are entered to win 1 of 2- $25 Sask Polytech cafeteria gift card, per main campus.

Pick up a free sample of the “healthier food choice” highlight, Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and learn how to recreate it at home with a complimentary recipe.

https://foodservices.saskpolytech.ca/events.aspx Monday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2
Knowledge of Financial Education (KOFE) with your SPSA

The Knowledge of Financial Education (KOFE) program provided by the SPSA includes tools such as budget building, financial coaching, and one-on-one financial advice from a professional.  Stop by the SPSA booth to learn more.

  Monday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3
Medicine Wheel Check-in Session

Join the Indigenous Students' Centres coordinators in exploring ways to create balance in your life spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally - the whole self. We will also be incorporating smudging into this session, as traditional self-care practices. 

Location: Indigenous Students' Centres

Due to illness, this has been cancelled in Saskatoon

  Monday 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 24
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Information Session

Big Brothers, Big Sisters presentation will overview volunteerism and what it means to be involved. Learn about our programs, the positive exchange for mentee and mentors, statistics and more. This presentation will incorporate video component, visuals, guest speaker and a Q&A for your inquires!

Presented by: Kim Megyesi, Saskatoon Executive Director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtceygqzgjEtYQBla5-C49inShPC9lpH6g Tuesday 10 - 10:30 a.m. 5
Healthier Food Choices with Sask Polytech Cafeteria

For every “healthier food choice” purchase, you are entered to win 1 of 2- $25 Sask Polytech cafeteria gift card, per main campus.

Pick up a free sample of the “healthier food choice” highlight, Monday-Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and learn how to recreate it at home with a complimentary recipe.

https://foodservices.saskpolytech.ca/events.aspx Tuesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 6
Safe Sex: Know the Facts

Sex is a normal and healthy part of human connection; with it is important to know how to protect yourself from HIV, Hep C and sexually transmitted infections, debunk myths and enjoy healthy sex.

Bonus: two lucky participants will win a pleasure giftbox by random draw.

Presented by: Aids Program for South Saskatchewan (APSS)

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkc-muqjsuGtH-9EOW33CE0smSA6YoM21G Tuesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 7
Embrace the Snow With Snowshoes (Regina and Saskatoon)

Take in some fresh air and give snow shoeing a try during your lunch break with fitness and recreation. We will trek around Sask Polytech grounds.

Bonus: A moment of fresh air and movement may be what you need to feel recharged to tackle the rest of the day.

Guided by: Sask Polytech Fitness and Recreation team

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Yoga for Deep Relaxation and Sleep

Unwind with a yoga flow; utilizing your breath and gentle yoga poses to cultivate deep relaxation and settle you into a good night sleep.

Guided by: Sarah Hunter, Sask Polytech yoga instructor

@saskpolytechfitandrec Instagram live

https://www.instagram.com/saskpolytechfitandrec/ Tuesday 7 p.m. 9
Keynote Speaker: Corey Hirsch

Corey Hirsch on Mental Wellness and Ending the Stigma

The road from NHL and Olympic hockey star in his twenties to successful coach and sports broadcaster today took a sharp turn when Corey Hirsch struggled through mental health challenges. In sharing his personal experience with mental illness, hope and healing, Hirsch will provide numerous take aways and steps to seek help, improve your mental wellness and help others.

Registration is required. Register now.

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MydgfiQ2TL64DhBetiNm6Q Wednesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 12
Healthier Food Choices with Sask Polytech Cafeteria

For every “healthier food choice” purchase, you are entered to win 1 of 2- $25 Sask Polytech cafeteria gift card, per main campus.

Pick up a free sample of the “healthier food choice” highlight, Monday-Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and learn how to recreate it at home with a complimentary recipe.

https://foodservices.saskpolytech.ca/events.aspx Wednesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 13
Mindfulness Moments

This session is an opportunity to pause, reflect, and take time for yourself incorporating a variety of mindfulness practices. Everyone is welcome including beginners.

Guided by: Saskatchewan Polytechnic counsellors Sasha and Candice

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldeCvrD0rEtCtGZNFgkuYrqiQyWziW3C_ Wednesday 12 - 12:15 p.m. 14
Men’s Sharing Circle

With Stanley Workman and Michael Dubnyk

Conversations will include, but not limited to struggles at Sask Polytech, home life, referral to services and guidance on how to best navigate their unique situations in a pro-social way with prevention in mind.

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/j/99419288638?pwd=UnhpMlQvbGFMSE0yRjNxTnhmOGE4UT09#success Tuesday 6 - 7:30 p.m. 16
Morning Workout: Strength and Intervals

Join us on Zoom for a morning workout.

This class focuses on the foundational movements of pushing, pulling and pressing while challenging your strength as well as your cardio fitness.

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtdO6gpjgiG9xDVk_-RA8J21U8OvoZPlKM Thursday 8 - 8:30 a.m. 11
Healthier Food Choices with Sask Polytech Cafeteria

For every “healthier food choice” purchase, you are entered to win 1 of 2- $25 Sask Polytech cafeteria gift card, per main campus.

Pick up a free sample of the “healthier food choice” highlight, Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and learn how to recreate it at home with a complimentary recipe.

https://foodservices.saskpolytech.ca/events.aspx Thursday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 17
Student Services and Supports Scavenger Hunt 

Discover the services and support available to you as a student at Sask Polytech through a fun scavenger hunt. Navigate through applicable areas on your campus and the Sask Polytech website to answer questions about the supports offered and receive a fun prize.

  Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 18
DIY Green Cleaning Products

Rid your home of harmful chemicals, one cleaning product at a time! Discover how to make environmentally and health-friendly cleaning products that are tough on germs and easy on your health and wallet.

Presented by: Sheila Bonneteau of Mannequin Gardening Solutions

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldO2hrDgqG9BgW1JQgG2apYp_I56Qrvee Thursday 7 - 8 p.m. 20
Healthier Food Choices with Sask Polytech Cafeteria

For every “healthier food choice” purchase, you are entered to win 1 of 2- $25 Sask Polytech cafeteria gift card, per main campus.

Pick up a free sample of the “healthier food choice” highlight, Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and learn how to recreate it at home with a complimentary recipe.

https://foodservices.saskpolytech.ca/events.aspx Friday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 21
Cree for Beginners

Join us on Zoom as we explore Indigenous languages with a focus on Cree. This interactive language program will introduce you to the basic phrases and words. Whether you are just learning, or are a fluent speaker, please join us as we support this journey of learning and fun.

Hosted by: Sask Polytech Indigenous support team

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/j/95289111011#success Friday 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 22

Questions?

Contact wellness@saskpolytech.ca