Healthy Communities

Queen's Healthy Communities

The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to supporting our people and building strong, healthy communities.

Not only is supporting our people on of the four strategic priorities in our Strategic Plan, the need to build strong, healthy communities was amplified by the pandemic in the past year and a half.  

Supporting our people and building healthy communities is reflected in many of the themes that emerged from our Town Halls, Community Assembly meetings, Dr. Wendy Craig’s research into the impact of COVID-19 on the FAS community,  and the resulting Continuous Improvement Review for COVID Response.  

Supporting Your Mental Health

Queen’s Employee & Family Assistance Program – provided by LifeWorks - is available 24/7, 365 days a year for faculty, staff, and eligible dependents. In addition to confidential wellbeing support, LifeWorks services can help you manage your reactions to stressful situations with wellness articles, podcasts, tools and other online resources.  

The Faculty of Arts and Science has also organized events and curated resources supporting mental health specifically for FAS staff. Please see the sections below.  

Supporting Your Physical Health

Queen’s offers free, virtual fitness classes for all employees; from yoga, to Pilates, to good-old-fashioned cardio, there’s something for everyone! Check out the spring offerings, and consider signing-up for the spring-summer virtual run series (registration opened May 1).

Supporting Your Social Well-Being

Working remotely has its challenges, particularly when it comes to socializing! We can still be there for each other though; from sending virtual shoutouts for a job well done, to connecting over virtual coffee breaks, our community is stronger when we take time to connect. 

Send a virtual shoutout

Register for our virtual coffee breaks

Have a great idea for a virtual social activity? Interested in helping to organize opportunities for your colleagues to connect online? Contact us.

Supporting Your Professional Growth

In pursuit of healthy learning and working environments, the Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to supporting ongoing training and development by providing Learning & Development assistance to staff who pursue continuous work-related knowledge and skill improvement. See below for full details on the FAS Learning & Development Fund and opportunities to apply!


  • October

"The 5 Buckets Principle" – Oct 22, 2021

Is it possible to meet the competing demands of finances, friends and family, work, health and community? Yes! In this interactive webinar, participants will learn the 5 Buckets Principle™ of work/life balance to identify priorities, make choices, and manage expectations.

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  • November

Welcoming Change into Your Life – Nov 12, 2021

With a focus on change as a natural part of life, this webinar will help participants understand different types of change, develop strategies for managing change effectively, and ultimately view change in more positive ways.

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  • December

Happy Holidays! Community Assembly – details TBC

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You will find below recordings from past webinars, links to helpful resources, and suggested reading. Resources are updated on an ongoing basis. Have a suggested addition for our library? Let us know.

Resources by Topic

Self-Care

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Resilience

Positive Psychology

Physical Health

Family

Leadership During Times of Stress


LinkedIn Learning

Did you know? LinkedIn Learning is available, free of charge, for all Queen’s staff and faculty. In addition to thousands of current, high-quality professional development courses, this online learning platform offers helpful training and resources in topics related to mental health and wellness in the workplace.

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The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to supporting our people through ongoing training and development by providing Learning & Development assistance to staff who chose to build new skills and develop in their current or future roles. As outlined in the Fund Procedure below, first-round applications are due by Oct 18, 2021 to the Learning & Development Advisory Team via maryanne.wainman@queensu.ca.

FAS Learning & Development Fund Procedure

FAS Learning & Development Request Form

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