Boost Your Health 2019

'Boost Your Health' is a series of lunchtime information sessions, events and activities focusing on mental health, nutrition, exercise & the importance of being active, stress reduction, and  disease prevention.

The series runs from January to May and from September to December.

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Indoor Skate Night - Wednesdays

No matter if you are a seasoned skater, or new to the sport, it’s more fun to do as a group. Health & Wellbeing is organising a series of group skating events on Wednesday evenings after work on the indoor rink at the Atrium at 1000 de la Gauchetière.

Anyone, experienced or new to the sport, is welcome to join!

When: Wednesday evenings

Where: Group meets at 5:30 pm at Bronfman Building (1001 Sherbrooke W.), and walks down to the Atrium at 1000 de la Gauthetière.

Cost: $7.50 per person, plus rentals, and any equipment or services needed.

For more information, please write to [at]

Thursday, February 21: Exercise & Heart Health with Lisa Masse of C.H.I.P.

February is heart month.  Take care of your heart!

Lisa Masse, Program Coordinator of C.H.I.P. (The McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program) who holds a Masters of Science in Kinesiology, discusses the risk factors for heart disease; the benefits of exercise in optimizing your heart health; how much should you do, how hard should you do it, and how to get started safely.

Date: Thursday, February 21

Time:  12noon - 1:00 pm

Location: Wilson Hall, 3506 University, WP Room (main floor)

To register, go here

Wednesday, March 6:  Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management with CPA Françoise Munger

How is your financial wellbeing?  Financial wellness is about developing a healthy relationship with money—feeling a sense of control over short-term financial obligations while also successfully working toward longer term goals.

“Ten healthy habits of financial management” is produced by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, and aims to help participants assess their level of financial fitness; understand the need to set goals, and provides some helpful resources. This is a participatory session, with limited registration (max 30). Participants will also be provided with links to future learning materials.

Date:  Wednesday, March 6

Time:  12noon - 1:00 pm

Location:  Leacock 232

To register, go here    Limited registration as session requires participation.

Thursday, March 7: Cooking with Chef Oliver de Volpi - DIY MANDY'S

You may have heard of Mandy’s - a fantastic build-your-own-salad bar, now with 5 locations in Montreal.  Chef Oliver di Volpi, head chef for McGill’s Catering Service, is offering a DIY Mandy’s workshop to 20 lucky people on Thursday, March 7 (please note, this is during Spring Break!).

For a cost of $15, participants will learn to make their own vinaigrettes, enjoy a salad lunch including drinks and dessert, and even a 'salad to go'.  Salad never tasted so good!

Only 20 spots are available - please read carefully:

Since there are only 20 spots available, participants will be chosen by lottery.
To enter the draw, send your name to [at], with 'DIY Mandy's' in the subject line. 
Deadline to enter is Monday, February 25 @ 5:00 pm.
Winners will be advised by email on Tuesday, February 26. 
Winners must bring their $15 (cash only) to 688 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 1420 no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 1.  If you have not paid by the deadline, your place will be offered to a runner-up.
Date:  Thursday, March 7

Time:  12noon - 1:30 pm

Location:  RVC Residence Dining Hall, 641 Sherbrooke

Cost:  $15.00 - to cover the cost of food

Friday, March 29 (Downtown Campus) and Friday, April 12 (Macdonald Campus): A Feast of Science with Dr. Joe Schwarcz 

Are there fish genes in tomatoes? Can snail-slime cream and bone broth really make your wrinkles disappear? What’s the problem with sugar, resistant starch, hops in beer, microbeads, and “secret” cancer cures? Are “natural” products the key to good health? And what is “fake news” all about? Based on Dr. Joe’s recent book, this presentation will entertain, enlighten, and serve up “a feast of science”.

You can purchase Dr. Joe's new book at this session and have it signed by him!  Please bring $20 (cash).

Date:  Friday, March 29 - Downtown Campus

          Friday, April 12 - Macdonald Campus

Time:  12noon - 1:00 pm (both events)


Downtown Campus:  Wilson Hall, 3506 University, Room 105.  To register, go here 

Macdonald Campus: Faculty Lounge, Macdonald Stewart building.  To register, go here

*Please note date and location of event when registering*