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Campus Well-Being March Programs

February 27, 2024

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Fitness and Movement

Muscle and Mobility (NDC)

Join Coach Justin Ross to build strength, flexibility, and training knowledge in this self-paced class that focuses on movement quality over quantity. All fitness levels are welcome & exercise progressions and modifications will be provided throughout each workout to accommodate everyone.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus, North Gym: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10 – 12:50pm

T’ai Chi (NDC & Virtual)

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T’ai Chi involves the use of daily gentle exercise to improve health with a focus on breathwork. Sifu Josh Schafer teaches this longevity practice that is easy to access and yet profound enough for a lifelong engagement.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus: Mondays, 12:10 to 12:55pm, in the A103. All experience levels welcome.

For a virtual Tai Chi option and other online movement classes, create or sign in to your free MindWell account.

Strength and Conditioning (NDC)

These fun and high energy sessions utilize bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, bands and more for a compete total-body workout. Coach MG welcomes all fitness levels, providing exercise progressions and modifications to accommodate everyone.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus, North Gym: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10 – 12:50pm

Breakdancing and Hip Hop Culture (NDC)

Group of students and staff learning how to breakdance in a gym

Learn about the foundational movements of Breaking, and their connection to Hip Hop culture with instructor, Mooki. Classes will be focused around learning steps, and terminology which will provide students a knowledge base to take the dance into their own hands.

REGISTERNotre Dame Campus: Wednesdays, 12:10 to 12:50pm, in the A103. All experience levels welcome.

Yoga (NDC & Virtual)

Holly Pluchinski guides participants to stretch, breathe and feel good. Suitable for all levels; mats are provided for in-person sessions.


  • Wednesdays – REGISTER – 12:10 to 12:50pm, Notre Dame Campus, GM33, near North Gym.


  • Wednesdays REGISTER – 12:10 to 12:50pm *Includes access to recording for one week post-class.
  • FridaysREGISTER – 12:15 to 12:45pm

Note: Links for virtual sessions will be emailed to registrants separately.

Learn Self Defense Skills (NDC)

Learn practical self defense techniques in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Gain confidence and fitness while adding tools and techniques to the martial arts toolkit. Taught over five independent workshops, a person can attend all or any single class, and gain benefit.

Thursdays, March 7 to April 4, 2024, 4:15pm to 5:15pm, in North Gym side court.

Find out more class details and registration link.


Making Sense of Sugars and Food Cravings (NDC & Virtual)

Registered dietician, Hao-Yi sitting at a desk with keyboard and monitor.

Cravings are a natural part of the human body. However, when these cravings become persistent and intense, they can be a source of stress and change our relationship with food. Additionally, what sugar is good? What sugar is bad? How do I reduce my sugar intake? Join Registered Dietician Hao-Yi Sim to learn about why cravings occur and how to manage sugar intake.

REGISTER – In-Person or VirtualNotre Dame Campus: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – 12:00 to 1pm, Connected Classroom in EMP – G139, near North Gym.

Tiny Terrors: Exploring the Biting Insects of Manitoba (Virtual)

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Anyone who has spent time in Manitoba knows that the province’s mascot is the mosquito, closely followed by ticks hitching a ride. And in our homes could be other insects waiting for us, like lice and bedbugs.

Syd Shukla-Bergen

Join presenter, Syd Shukla Bergen, BSc and Master of Science in Entomology student to learn to recognize common Manitoba pests, identify the diseases they carry, and discover ways of limiting exposure.

REGISTERVirtual, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 12pm to 1pm.

Home Maintenance Series – Landscape Horticulture (NDC)

Seven different types of indoor plants in decorative pots, lined up on a counter.
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Elevate your indoor jungle with Landscape Horticulturists! This hands on session will guide you through the nuances of repotting tropical plants and sowing seeds, ensuring your green companions thrive. Learn to select the right soil, understand pot sizes, and master timing for planting seeds.

REGISTERWednesday, March 20, 2024, 4:30 to 6:30pm

Location: NDC Greenhouse, Building S

If you want to properly repot one of your own house plants, bring that along too. Please wear covered footwear.

Introduction to Six Healing Sounds (Virtual)

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Discover an ancient, effective and simple practice to calm and align the whole system of body, mind and spirit. Utilize the power of breath, posture, intent and voice to activate an inner self-healing guidance system. The session will be led by Jolie Lesperance, multidisciplinary performer and teacher in the areas of dance, theatre and martial arts. No prior experience or training is required.

Jolie Lesperence

REGISTER Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm (NOTE: Recording will be made available after the class to all registrants).


Paint Nights & Fairy Gardens

Campus Well-Being welcomes you to tap into your creative side, connect with new people and take some time for your wellness. Click for more information and registration.

Free Flow Paint Night

REGISTER – EDC: Tuesday, March 5, 4:15 to 6:30pmin the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

REGISTER – NDC: Tuesday, March 12, 4:15pm to 6:30pm, in The Cave, DM30.

Virtual Paint Night

REGISTER – Virtual: Thursday March 7, 6pm to 8pm. Link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden

REGISTER – EDC: Thursday, March 14, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

REGISTER – NDC: Tuesday, March 26, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in The Cave, DM30.

Birds Hill Park Walk

Spend some time in nature – join fellow students and staff for a guided walk through the Chickadee Trail at Birds Hill Park. We will spend some time bird watching and walking through the trails.

Birds Hill Park Walk – Nov 2023

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Roundtrip by Chartered Bus – 9:45am to 1pm. REGISTER – Seating is limited. You may also register family members to attend (space permitting).

The bus will stop at NDC at 9:45am and then at EDC at 10:00am.

OR provide your own transportation and meet the group at Chickadee Trailhead at 10:40am in Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Monthly Board Game Nights (NDC & EDC)

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Bring yourself, your friends or family for an “all welcome” board game night.

DROP-IN – Exchange District Campus: Tuesday, March 19, 4 to 7pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

DROP-IN – Notre Dame Campus: Thursday, March 21, 4 to 7pm, in The Cave, DM30.

Contact Kristi if you’d like to reserve a specific game for your group of friends, classmates or staff team.

Mental Well-Being

International Women’s Day: Women in Mental Health

Hear from a panel of distinguished women who will address student mental health challenges and the achievements and contributions of women in the mental health field! Join us for lunch right after to connect with others!

Walk-ins are welcome but subject to availability.

Date: March 6, 2024 register here

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm

In-person location: NDC G139 – Connected Classroom

Virtual location: MS teams

Cat Café (EDC)

Join Ms. J La’s Fur Babies on March 21, 2024, to meet some adorable feline friends and enjoy light refreshments.

You are welcome to register here or walk in.

Cat food donations are encouraged.

Introduction to Mental Health Workshop

Learn the basics about mental health and how you can be proactive in managing yours this semester. If you attend, you have a chance to win a prize!

You are welcome to register or join the day of.

March 18th on MS TEAMS 12:00pm – 1:00pm (virtual) Register here! Email Fizza for the link.


Intramural sports provide students & staff an opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational sport activities on campus in a safe and supportive environment.  All students and staff are welcome. Registration is not required.


Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm North Gym

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Fridays 3:00 – 4:00pm North Gym


Fridays 4:00 – 5:30pm North Gym


Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 pm North Gym


Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm North Gym

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