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.
- 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.
- National and international conferences and workshops
Not only does uSask host and facilitate your learning and development through conferences and workshops, but we can help get you to attend national and international conferences.
Explore our continuing education opportunities for personal and professional development and accreditation.
The United Way provides a database with opportunities to volunteer in your community.
Safety and care
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.
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.
Employee and Family Assistance Program
USask'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
- Financial resources
- Physical health coaching