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.

  • July

“PERMA: A Model of Psychological & Social Well-being” Workshop – July 14, 2021

Join Lisa Sansom, Organizational Development expert, for a unique workshop on positive psychology. Focused on the “study of flourishing”, participants will concentrate on those things that allow us to create more meaningful, fulfilling and satisfying lives. Register now (spaces limited).

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"An Introduction to Healthy Eating" – July 27, 2021

Join Hospitality Services' Registered Dietitian, Jessica Bertrand, for an introductory conversation on healthy eating. Bring your questions to the live Q&A after watching a pre-recorded webinar. Register now (spaces limited).

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  • August

“An Introduction to Food Skills” – August 10, 2021

Hospitality Services' Registered Dietitian, Jessica Bertrand, will provide an introduction to food skills, including steps to meal planning, grocery shopping on a budget, and tips and tricks for eating well with a busy schedule. Live Q&A session included. Register now (spaces limited).

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  • September

“Personal Resilience” Workshop – Sept 23, 2021

How easy is it for you to bounce back when faced with life's challenges? Join Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist, to develop strategies to respond thoughtfully and effectively to difficulties. Register now (spaces limited)

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  • October

Balancing Work & Family Obligations - details TBC

  • November

Coping with Change – details TBC

  • December

Happy Holidays! Community Assembly – details TBC


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


Managing Stress & Anxiety


Physical Health


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.