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Healthy Workplace Committee

McMaster University’s Healthy Workplace Committee was developed in 2002 and is comprised of employee volunteers from various areas within the University. Our shared goal is to improve the health and well-being of employees through education, awareness and participation through health and wellness events offered to employees throughout the year.

Guiding Principles for the Healthy Workplace Committee

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McMaster has long had a very strong commitment to creating not only a brighter world, but a healthier world as well. In 2017, McMaster joined the Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network by signing the Okanagan Charter, which is dedicated to advancing human and societal well-being. McMaster’s Healthy Workplace programs strive to advance the well-being of all faculty and staff through the promotion of year round holistic wellness programming, including, but not limited to, physical health, psychological wellness, and work-life balance.

REGISTER NOW: 2020 Thrive Week

January 20th-January 24th, 2020.

Thrive Week is a week-long series of events focused on helping students, faculty and staff at McMaster explore their path to Psychological Wellness. McMaster Healthy Workplace is pleased to partner with the Student Wellness Centre to offer programming for Thrive week. Employees and managers are encouraged to attend to develop tools to improve their own psychological well-being.

Although this is McMaster’s first Thrive week, the initiative is not new. Schools across Canada have been hosting annual Thrive weeks as a means of educating, promoting and advocating for mental health on campus. Thrive began in 2009 as an idea between colleagues at the University of British Columbia.

All Thrive Week Events can be found below.

Healthy Workplace Newsletters

Healthy Workplace Committee

The Healthy Workplace Committee is made up of a broad cross section of dedicated and committed McMaster employees. The Group came together with the common goal of empowering employees to make positive choices for health and well-being.

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Healthy Workplace

Liz Koblyk

Employee Volunteer - Committee Chair

Associate Director, Wilson Leadership Scholar Award