Why

A healthy life provides the knowledge, ability and opportunity to interact with the world with increased confidence, security and stewardship. A healthy life contributes to a healthy mind and body.

Ways to nurture a healthy life:

  • Career/Academic/Volunteerism - seek personal fulfillment and meaningful work that nurtures your gifts, skills and talents while still maintaining a balance between work, study and personal leisure time.
  • Environmental - relate to and care for the planet and nature.
  • Safety and care - safeguard yourself from physical or mental harm and practice methods of self-care that optimize well-being and prevent or better manage illness.
  • Sexual health - choose a positive, respectful and safe approach to sexuality and sexual relationships; free of coercion, discrimination and violence. Empowerment and courage to speak out and seek help if needed.
  • Spiritual - find peace, meaning and purpose in life, individually or through involvement with spiritual communities; appreciating connectedness between your inner world and larger expressions of reality.

Career/ Academic /Volunteerism

Professional and academic development

  • Professional Development Fund
    Eligible faculty and staff receive annual funding to help pay for activities that will enhance your work performance, ability or effectiveness. This can include conferences, training courses or professional memberships.
  • Tuition waiver
    Eligible faculty and staff can take classes where tuition is waived or reimbursed. Learn more about undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Performance development plans
    View process for making training and development requests or for creating performance improvement plans.

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Gwenna Moss Centre offer a variety of free courses, workshops and events to help faculty and instructors improve their teaching practices.

More opportunites

Volunteering

  • The United Way provides a database with opportunities to volunteer in your community.

Environmental

Being a Sustainable Employee

The Office of Sustainability offers many programs, events and opportunities to become more sustainable including:

See how you can make a difference.

Safety and care

Providing a safe working environment is a priority for the University of Saskatchewan. 

Sexual health

Sexual health includes choose a positive, respectful and safe approach to sexuality and sexual relationships; free of coercion, discrimination and violence. Empowerment and courage to speak out and seek help if needed.

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Spiritual

The growing diversity of religious and spiritual backgrounds and beliefs of the University community presents an opportunity to build robust connections with communities of faith, interfaith understanding, and co-operation.

Faith Leaders

The Faith Leaders at the U of S are a multi-faith religious resource to all students, staff and faculty. Please feel free to contact any of them for support.

Getting help

Employee and Family Assistance Program

The U of S's Employee and Family Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need.

Free and confidential support services include:

  • Confidential emotional support
  • Work-life solutions
  • Legal guidance
  • Finanical resources
  • Physical health coaching

(306) 966-4300 
1-844-448-7275 (toll-free)

Safety Resources

150 Research Annex
105 Maintenance Road
Saskatoon SK S7N 5C5

 safetyresources@usask.ca
(306) 966-4675
 (306) 966-8394

 Safety Resources