Wellness Workshops

Wellness Workshops

Be creative. Attend a Wellness Workshop to take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.

Platform: Virtual (Zoom)


Virtual Schedule:





Monday, Sept 20 

3 – 4 pm

Making Homemade Jam

Learn how to use up less-than-perfect (or frozen) fruit to create a sweet treat for your morning toast, pancakes or yogurt!  Supplies and ingredients needed will be posted before the session, so you can ‘cook-along’ in real time, or you can choose to just watch and listen during this fun and informative session with campus Dietitian, Kimberly Green.   

Supplies needed for Cook-along

  • Stovetop
  • Large Saucepan/pot
  • Spoon to stir
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Cheese grater
  • Ladle (optional)
  • Glass or plastic container to store the jam (should hold about 2 cups/500 mL total)

 Ingredients needed for Cook-along:

  • 3 cups (750 mL) fruit, cleaned and chopped – can be any combination of fresh or frozen berries, peaches, pears, plums, cherries or nectarines
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice

Kimberly Green, Dietitian, UTM Health & Counselling Centre


Tuesday, Sept 21 

3 – 4 pm

What's in a Breath? Simple Meditation Techniques for Mental Health

In this workshop, Prof. Farb will discuss the role of meditation in promoting mental health and well-being. We will explore 2 different techniques: one for calming the mind and finding relief from stress, and a second for re-engaging with life and exploring new solutions to our most chronic concerns. No experience necessary! We'll talk a bit about the science and theory and then try to focus on practice.

Prof. Norm Farb, UTM Department of Psychology Zoom

Wednesday, Sept 22 

3 – 4 pm

Understanding Wellness through EDI & Indigeneity 

Using the medicine wheel participants complete a self-assessment to determine how balanced one is. The Medicine Wheel reminds us that we need to balance all four aspects of our being – the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental aspects. When we become out of balance, we can become unwell. Using the Medicine Wheel in this manner we can also explore what can be done to become re-balanced. 

UTM Indigenous Centre


Thursday, Sept 23 

3 – 4 pm

Plant Care Workshop

It’s a new year, time to get your plant game on! Whether you are a new plant parent, or just flirting with the idea of living with houseplants, this workshop is designed to learn about sharing space with plants and how to make both of you happy! A co-presentation with the Hart House Farm Student Committee, in this workshop we will learn:⁠
+ Benefits of keeping houseplants⁠
+ Houseplant care basics⁠
+ How to choose houseplants that are right for your conditions and easy to care for⁠
+ How to propagate common houseplants to share with your friends 

Hart House


Friday, Sept 24

 4 pm

Painting for Self-care

Join us for a peer-led painting session for a fun, relaxing break in your day! 

HCC Wellness Ambassadors Zoom