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Welcome to the Wellness Committee Blog

December 20, 2011

The Wellness Committee is an initiative of the College’s  People Plan, a comprehensive human resource strategy to position Red River College as an employer of choice. The Committee draws its membership from across the College, creating a “grass roots” structure that connects with the broader College Community as well as areas directly responsible for Wellness-related activities.

Ryan Ratushniak and Lucille McLeod

The Committee is currently being led by Ryan Ratushniak (Manager, Athletics and Recreation Services) and Nancy Alexander (VP, Human Resource Services & Sustainability).
Since its creation in 2007 the most well-know Wellness activities have been the Wellness Walk-A-Thon run during College Week, several Wellness breakfasts, and the Chili Cup that has run annually for the past 2 years.
In the New Year, the Wellness Committee is about to embark on a major new initiative – called “One”.  The One initiative is meant to help individuals identify one personal wellness goal over the next 6 months.  In setting this goal, the College will try to better coordinate many of the Wellness-related activities that are already being offered to help staff meet their needs. It will also help identify some of the gaps in what is being offered.
In order to help get the word out, share stories, and celebrate successes, this blog will serve as a hub for the Committee, the college community, and individuals interested in Wellness. Keep watching this space for more Wellness related news and events. If you wish to be a contributor to the blog contact Mike Krywy at