Wellness Week 2022: October 17-22
From Monday, October 17 through Saturday, October 22, 2021, the Grad Club will have special Wellness Week events planned for graduate students.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
HEALTH & DENTAL PLAN 101 w/ STUDENTCARE
Monday, October 17 at 1pm ET via ZOOM
Join us and our insurance broker, Studentcare, for an information session to help you navigate your grad student extended health and dental plan. Learn more about what services are covered, how to make claims, how to use the network (to get discounts on services), and more!
MOVIE NIGHT: HOCUS POCUS 2
Monday, October 17 at 7pm at the Grad Club
Join us for another movie night at the Grad Club! Bring your friends, lab mates, and colleagues for a super fun movie night at your home away from home. This time we’re watching HOCUS POCUS 2 (2022)! Vegan popcorn for attendees. Event hosted by the Graduate Peer Support and Orientation & Social Committees.
GOOGLE FORM reg link: https://forms.gle/HHNs5bd8LdpM5AJb6
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
YOGA WITH ROD
Tuesday, October 18 at 9am in the IGAB Atrium
Join us and yogi Roderick Spence from Modo Yoga for a morning yoga session! Meet us in the Atrium of the International and Graduate Affairs Building. BYO yoga mat & water. Registration is required.
About our Yogi:
Roderick first tried yoga in 2008 at a university gym while pursuing his degrees in literature and history. Creating a safe and accessible classes for all body types and abilities, Roderick’s approach to yoga encourages both deep relaxation and appropriate degrees of difficulty to nurture the unique body, breath and mind. His primary aim is to create a safe, open space for students to learn and teach themselves about the workings of their wondrous inner world.
IG: @dandarod | @modoyogastratford
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm at the Grad Club
Join us for a casual paint night at the Grad Club as part of our 2022 Wellness Week programming. Paint either a small terracotta plant pot or canvas – you choose! Tickets are $5. Bring your creativity and friends for a night of tapping into your inner artist. SOGS will bring all the paint, brushes, craft supplies, and good vibes.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://forms.gle/9yHQaLoPj69cXcmC8
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
SHARED EXPERIENCES: WELLNESS WORKSHOP HOSTED W/ Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, October 20 at 6pm in the Grad Club board room
Join the Graduate Peer Support committee for an informative hour-long workshop for Wellness Week! This session focuses on wellness and learning strategies and experiences. Registration is required.
Registration Form: https://forms.gle/vqV117Z95YkJ3bMz6
PUMPKIN CARVING & HALLOWEEN PARTY
Thursday, October 20 at 7pm to 9pm on the Grad Club patio | Tickets: $5
Join the Orientation and Social Committee (OSC) for a night of pumpkin carving and Halloween party fun on the Grad Club patio!
We will supply all the medium-sized pumpkins and pumpkin carving tools. Tickets limited.
You come ready to carve that pumpkin, we come ready to party! Dress in your finest costume to win Grad Club cash. Attendees will also receive swag goodie bags with candy, chocolate and lots of useful wellness swag from Studentcare and Rexall Pharmacy. Dress warmly for outdoor carving.
The Grad Club will be serving Halloween inspired cocktails.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
FRESH AIR FRIDAYS
Friday, October 21 from 1 – 2pm
Need to stretch your legs? Want to take in the natural landscape around campus
Join the Graduate Peer Support committee (GPS) for a monthly guided walk along the Thames River Pathways near campus. Walks are 1-hour.
Meet us at the back of Middlesex College, in the parking lot near the Grad Club patio. See MAP HERE:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
KAIN’S NATURE RESERVE HIKE
Saturday, October 22, 2022 9am – 12pm
Join us and the Graduate Peer Support Committee for a 2-hour intermediate hike around Kain’s Nature Reserve located in West London.
We’ve booked a school bus to bring 43 students because the location is not very accessible by public transport. Pick-up/drop-off at Middlesex College front doors.
Dress appropriately in layers with sturdy shoes. BYO water. Light snack provided at the end of the hike.
Learn more about Kain’s Nature Reserve HERE.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/a2ac9ZjknNCjEgM58