UFlourish, October 25 - November 10

Build positive mental health, resiliency, and community connection at UCalgary through a series of workshops, seminars, and events. 

Featured events

bollywood online dance class

UCalgaryTogether: Bollywood Dance Together

Got an itch to groove and move? Join us as we learn to dance, Bollywood style! This is a beginner online class, previous experience is not required.

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Understanding Grief and Supporting Each Other - student event

This workshop is to discuss the many kinds of grief, the impacts of loss, and how we can support one and other in the process.

climate change resilience event

Well-being & Resilience in the Midst of Climate Change

This event will highlight the connections between sustainability and well-being by helping participants explore the concepts of ecological grief, climate anxiety, and other emotional responses to a rapidly changing climate.

monkey beach book club

Monkey Beach Discussion - Film or Book

Read (or watch) Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach and connect with fellow UCalgary students, staff, and faculty during an afternoon book club, facilitated by Shawna Cunningham, director, Indigenous Strategy.

BK Chan UFlourish event

Compassionate and Respectful Dialogue in Tumultuous Times

Join award-winning emotional literacy educator Karen B. K. Chan for a talk on how to address binary thinking, use empathy, and connect with other people and not just the ones exactly like us.

reducing stigma uflourish event

Reducing Stigma by Recovering Out Loud in Academia

Join UCalgary panelists as they discuss the stigma associated with disclosing addiction and/or recovery in higher education and the workplace, and the importance of a creating a safe place for campus members.

For complete event listing, click here.

Get active during UFlourish

Active Living has both online fitness and free squash and racquetball lessons (limited sign-ups). See details below.

Total Body Blast online class

Sign up for a free virtual, bodyweight only class targets all major muscle groups. Join our high energy instructor to experience cardio and strength exercises designed to give you a challenging and effective total body workout. The class is pre-recorded and will be sent to you on Oct. 25. It will be available until Nov. 10 for you to do at your convenience as often as you would like.

Intro to Squash & Racquetball Free Classes

If you are new to Squash or Racquetball or have been playing less than 2 years, these classes are for you. The instructor will go over the rules, how to properly hold the racquet, forehand and backhand techniques, and different shot selections. To register click the link and scroll down to the listing of the Free classes.  The Racquetball lessons are on the same page.

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Digital Art Gallery

Visual self-expression through art can be an entry point in communicating our lived experience. Share what flourishing means to you or your experience of mental illness through art, a photo of what makes you smile, etc. This can be as literal or abstract as you’d like!

Submit your work

More resources to support your flourishing. 

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Hear community stories

Student, staff, faculty, and post-docs share stories of struggle and resilience during their experiences working, studying, and researching in post-secondary.

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Elder Wisdom Series

Dr. Reg Crowshoe, Piikani Elder, and UCalgary’s Elder in Residence shares his grandmother’s story about traditional knowledge, preventative health and how to use parallel paths of Indigenous and western medicine to promote a good way of life.

Self-care via music

UFlourish Spotify Playlist

A curated playlist from CJSW to help you connect with yourself and your UCalgary community, de-stress, and unwind after a UFlourish workshop or study session. Discover new music or listen to known favourites.

Flourishing tips from the UCalgary community

Last year at UFlourish, we asked our community how they flourish during the academic year. Check out the four tips. 

Wellness Series Webinars

From self-care and crisis response, to resilience, emotional wellness, and mindfulness. Watch past webinars from the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and the Campus Mental Health Strategy.

Mental health tips for working from home

5 ways to take care of your mental health during this uncertain time.