UFlourish, October 24 - November 4, 2022

Support your well-being through online and in-person workshops, events and activities. De-stress, make new connections and build positive coping skills.


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How diet influences mental health and resilience 

Wednesday, October 26, 9-10 a.m. 
Online | Event open to all 

Improve mental health and resilience by understanding how nutrients impact our brains. With Dr. Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD, professor emeritus, Cumming School of Medicine. 

Learn more and register

Marshmellows roasting at campfire


Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m. | Drop-in event

Come to cozy up by a fire, listen to Indigenous stories, make new friends, or roast marshmallows to your heart's content.

Open to UCalgary students, staff, and faculty.

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I am not my gremlin: Separating you from your inner critic

Talk and workshop series
Online | Sessions open to all

Learn skills in how to cope with your inner critic. With registered psychologist Dr. Easter Yassa, PhD. Register for Dr. Yassa's talk, workshop or both.

Learn more and register

Healthy snacks by Taylor Kiser

Nutrition for flourishing

Oct. 31, 10-11 a.m. | Online

Learn simple strategies to plan and prep meals and snacks that support well-being, physical health and mental health. With registered dietitian Andrea Holwegner, RD.

Open to all UCalgary students, staff, and faculty.

Register now

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Mind your money: financial wellness

Tuesday, November 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Learn different strategies to secure your financial future. With financial educator Mark Kalinowski.

Learn more and register

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Move your body at UFlourish

All students, staff and faculty have access to these complimentary classes during UFlourish.

Introduction to squash

Always wanted to try the game of squash? Here is a great opportunity to learn the basic rules, how to hold the racquet and the basics of game play.

Oct. 24, 12-1 p.m. 

Oct. 26, 12-1 p.m. 

Introduction to pickleball

Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport in North America. Come learn how to play this family fun game!

Oct. 25, 10-11 a.m.

Introduction to racquetball

Always wanted to try the game of Racquetball? Here is a great opportunity to learn how to hold the racquet, the basic rules, and game play.

Oct. 27, 12-1 p.m. 


Through restorative and dynamic postures, flow, and breathe-work, recharge and de-stress in one of our yoga classes.

Oct. 28, 11-11:50 a.m.

Nov. 4, 12-1 p.m.

Culture and inclusivity at UFlourish

Culturally inclusive event planning workshop

Learn how to create events that are more inviting, relevant and culturally appropriate.

Nov. 2, 10-11 a.m.


Culture and mental health panel discussion

Join us for a discussion on the connection between culture, cultural identity and experiences of mental health.

Stay tuned for RSVP link

Get crafty at UFlourish

These drop-in guided activity sessions are open to all UCalgary students, faculty and staff. 

DIY bath products

October 28, 2-4pm | Women's Resource Centre

Make your own bath bombs, sugar scrubs and bath salts. All materials provided. 


Slime-making workshop

Oct 28, 7-9pm | Aurora Hall Multipurpose Room

De=stress and connect with others while taking part in a slime-making workshop. All materials provided.

Crafts and snacks with the GSA

Nov 1, 4-6pm | Last Defence Lounge

Join the GSA Mental Health and Wellness Subcommittee for a fun night of crafts and snacks! 

Mental health trainings and workshops for UCalgary students

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21 things you may not know about the Indian Act

Join in on an interactive workshop to discuss the Indian Act, informed by Bob Joseph's book, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality.


Events for faculty and staff

Health and well-being in the workplace

This workshop is designed to equip participants with resources and strategies to improve heath and wellbeing in the workplace.

Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Encouraging family to engage with EFAP

Join our LifeWorks Employee and Family Assistance program (EFAP) partners to talk about engaging and navigating family members and ourselves in the services' many offerings. 

Oct. 31, 1-2 p.m.

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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

We asked our community how they flourish during the academic year. Check out their tips. 

Wellness Series Webinars

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

Program an event for UFlourish 2023

Interested in hosting or programming an event this fall? Send us an e-mail and our organizers will help get you oriented.