McGill Employee Health Fair 2018

Friday, October 26

New Residence Hall, 3625 Ave du Parc

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

      Over 40 Health & Wellness Exhibitors All Under One Roof!

Want to start a new health routine but unsure how or where to start?  Is healthy eating a challenge - need inspiration?

Do you know your blood pressure numbers? Need help to quit smoking?

Searching for ways to de-stress, mental health resources, relaxation techniques?

Get answers to these questions and more at the McGill Employee Health Fair!

Check out demonstrations, try interactive activities, sample healthy snacks and enter to win door prizes and raffles! Gift bags for the first 300 visitors.

Double the fun and bring a colleague!

See below for a list of this year's health fair exhibitors and sponsors.


Thank you to our  sponsors!  


Arthritis Society

Ow – that hurts! Everyday tasks present new challenges to an arthritis sufferer. The Arthritis Society will physically demonstrate the kind of problems that come with severe arthritis, and can show you ways to help your loved ones affected by this crippling disease.

Athletics & Recreation (McGill)

Discover the many ways you can get fit and stay active right here on campus. Great facilities, lots of programs, staff fitness classes, personal trainers - all waiting for you to enjoy. Watch their presentation showcasing the wide variety of programs and services available to staff. Catch a demo. Enter for one of their great prizes.

Blue Ribbon Canine Centre - Therapy Dogs

Our best friend! Therapy dogs give relief during stressful times, and provide comfort to people in nursing homes and senior's residences. Meet some of the volunteers, human and canine, from the Blue Ribbon Canine Centre, a non-profit organization helping the community with therapy dogs whenever and wherever possible.

Breast Cancer Foundation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What are the signs of breast cancer – what does a lump feel like? What are the risk factors? What treatments are available? How can it be prevented? Get informed! Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation reps will answer your questions and more through this informative and interactive booth.

Campus Public Safety (McGill)

Learning about safety is not all doom and gloom. Have fun negotiating a Drunk Goggles Obstacle Course, so you know what it feels like when you’ve had one too many. Without the hangover!

Canadian Cancer Society - J'arrete!/iQuit!

Ready to quit smoking? Need help to overcome temptation to take it up again? Get help from the Canadian Cancer Society with their «iQuit» program. Speak to a representative to find out how this program works and how you can sign up!

Canadian Mental Health Association

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. The CMHA is dedicated to the promotion of mental health, preventing mental health problems, and supporting those with mental health problems. Visit with a representative for resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.


Tips and advice on prevention to help you maintain spinal health.  Chiropractor, Dr. Jad Tannous can help you adopt appropriate postures for your daily activities, to help prevent injuries and muscle soreness.

Diabète Québec

What is your risk for type 2 or pre-diabetes? How do you know what’s a myth and what’s true? Diabete Québec offers advice for a healthy and balanced diabetes-free life.

DOvEE Program (MUHC)

Early detection of ovarian cancer saves lives. It is for this reason that researchers at the McGill University Health Centre launched the DOvEE (Detecting Ovarian Cancer Earlier) Project. Speak to a representative and learn more about this specialized clinical service offering free tests and early detection services for women over 50.

Employee & Family Assistance Program (Morneau Shepell)

Have you got a problem you can’t see your way around? Avail yourself of this free, confidential, short-term counselling service when you are facing personal or work related difficulties. Available to you and your eligible family members - offering a wide variety of health care professionals. Visit with a representative to learn more about their completely confidential services and their website.

Faculty of Dentistry (McGill)

Your teeth matter! A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. McGill's faculty of dentistry senior students will be on hand with tips on how to practice good dental habits so your teeth and gums can keep their youthful appearance well into later life.

Fire Prevention (McGill)

Do you know what to do in case of a fire?  Would you be able to properly use a fire extinguisher in an emergency?  Stop by the Fire Prevention table and learn about fire prevention on campus and at home: Fire Drill - Evacuation – Manual Pull Station – Heat/Smoke Detectors - How to use a Fire Extinguisher. Valuable information to help save lives!

IT Services (McGill)

McGill IT Services provides the University with essential information technology services.  From email, software and printing to IT training and support, they are your gateway for all central IT resources at McGill.  Visit their kiosk to find out more about IT services offered to staff and learn about their IT Security awareness initiatives and cyber-hygiene campaign.

KIND Snacks

Check out their table, do a tasting of different bars and then choose your favorite bar to take home, as well as a discount coupon!

Laughter Yoga

Stressed out? Laughter is the best medicine. It increases oxygen and endorphins in the body – which in turn help to reduce stress, boost the immune system, and even relieve pain. Find out more about the benefits of Laughter Yoga and how you can laugh your stress away!

Loiselle Labs - providing e-health tools to support people with cancer

Dr. Carmen G. Loiselle’s research focuses on how to best support individuals affected by cancer through the use of innovative e-health tools. The Loiselle Lab is also conducting several exciting studies for people without cancer, including a study to test a new ehealth tool for women of different breast cancer risk levels. Stop by their booth for more information about these e-health tools.

Lufa Farms

Rooftop urban farming at its best! Lufa Farms grows food locally in the city—on rooftops—hydroponically, without pesticides—and delivers fresh veggies weekly, directly to their clients. Chat with the Lufa staff and sample a box of their delicious produce from their Anjou greenhouse.

Manulife Financial

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the McGill Supplemental Health and Dental Plans; accessing the Manulife Plan Member Secure Site and learning how to submit your claims online or by mobile app. Representatives from our insurance provider will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. Be sure to enter their terrific prize draw!

McGill Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Have you ever felt stiff, sore, tired or the need to make some lifestyle changes?  Whether it be a comprehensive office ergonomics assessment, a running analysis for those who either want to prevent injury or learn how to run better or a personalized "lunch time" training program that focuses on your goals and abilities, the Kinesiology Clinic can help you out! Come visit their booth and learn what their programs... and students... have to offer you. It is the time to do something good for yourself!   You will have the chance to win two free office ergonomics assessments just by dropping by their table.

McGill Department of Ophthamology

Don’t take your eyesight for granted—protect your vision! Learn about the importance of eye care, and eye disorders and treatment. Meet with a representative to find out what you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best.

McGill Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering

From novels to albums, DVDs to streaming audiobooks, board games to eBooks, the McGill Library is your go-to destination for health, wellness, enlightenment and enjoyment. Faculty, and staff members have access to millions of items found in their catalogue and online resources like Kanopy and OverDrive. Visit the Library table to learn more about their health and wellness resources and spaces.

McGill Office of Sustainability

The McGill Office of Sustainability provides the strategic guidance, support, and resources to transition McGill into an institutional model of sustainability for society. McGill employees learn about ways to get involved, including how to make events, workplaces, and labs more environmentally and socially responsible. Whether you have a project in mind, or just a lot of questions, there are many ways for you to get involved with sustainability at McGill. Visit their kiosk to learn more.

McGill Organizational Development

Looking to enhance your professional and personal development? Why not take advantage of the comprehensive range of workshops offered by Organizational Development! Visit with a representative and discover what they have to offer!

McGill Redpath Museum

Discover the amazing variety of activities and events offered by the Redpath Museum! Programming includes documentary films, public lectures, Sunday family discovery workshops, and tours. Ask about their annual ‘’Stones & Beer Tour”!

McGill Research Centre for Studies in Aging

Keep your brain young and healthy! Learn how you can build brain muscle so you can protect yourself from neurodegenerative diseases - like Alzheimer's. Test your cognitive and memory skills with brain games. Our brains, as much as our bodies, need exercise!

McGill School of Human Nutrition and Student Housing & Hospitality Services

These two ever popular kiosks are teaming up again this year to present "Quick tips for balanced meals on and off campus".  You can enter to win the mouth-watering recipe book "The Simple Bites Kitchen" by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque.

McGill Ingram School of Nursing

Are you at risk for heart disease or stroke? Do you know your numbers?  High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Have your blood pressure taken with one of the nurses from McGill's School of Nursing.

McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Counteract the negative effects of sitting at your desk all day! Proper office ergonomics can help you stay comfortable at work. Learn proper work-station desk posture to reduce muscle tension, eye strain, shoulder & back pain and leg cramps.

McGill Schulich School of Music

Research indicates that music has clear benefits for our physical and mental health; improving our immune system and reducing levels of stress and pain. So do your mind and body some good - come and discover the wide variety of concerts and recitals put on by the Schulich School of Music. You can also enter for a chance to win a pair of concert tickets!

McGill Sports Medicine

Have a nagging injury?  Learn about the various physical therapy services offered to staff by the McGill Sports Medicine Clinic. Learn how to prevent and treat sports injuries with head therapist, Julie Gardiner.

McGill University Savings Program

Are you on track for retirement? Representatives from Morneau Shepell and McGill Pension Management will be on hand to provide information about the McGill Group RSP and the McGill Life Income Fund (LIF). They will answer your questions, show you how to navigate the Morneau Sheppell website, including how to use the tools and calculators available to help you plan for a comfortable retirement.

MSERT - McGill Student Emergency Response Team

CPR can save a life! Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim's chance of survival. Visit with members of McGill’s Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT) for a demonstration of this life-saving technique.

My Healthy Workplace (MHW)

MHW is McGill’s active commitment to providing a healthy, safe and productive environment for employees, based on respect, inclusivity, continuous learning and appreciation.  If you are passionate about partnering with other employees to create a healthy workplace at McGill, visit the MHW kiosk to learn how you can get involved.

Osteoporosis - MUHC

Did you know that fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined?  Find out if you are at risk for this “silent killer” that affects at least one in three women and one in five men.

Randonée Aventure

A bilingual, volunteer-run hiking, cycling and cross-country ski/snowshoe club, based in Montreal for 30 years. If you love the outdoors and are looking for company, Randonnée Aventure is for you!

Running Room

Staff from the Running Room will check your gait, and advise on the shoe that is right for you. Speak to a rep about their walking & running programs ranging from novice to marathoner. Get motivated to get active!


SEDE (McGill's Social Equity and Diversity Education Office) strives to create a truly equitable environment on campus and in the greater community, by taking on a proactive role on diversity and equity by educating the community as a whole. If you are passionate about social justice or want to engage in your community, visit the SEDE kiosk to learn about their various programs, and how you can get involved.

SOS Cuisine

Fed up with trying to plan the week’s meals? SOS Cuisine can provide you with weekly meal plans, easy, healthy recipes & hands-on coaching from their registered dietitians. Visit their booth to learn more about their smart meal plans customized for you. Enter their raffle for a chance to win a 1 year subscription to SOS Cuisine.

Spin Bike Garden/Exercise for Mood

Taking a 10 to 20 minute 'spin' will refresh your energy and improve your mood! Spin bike 'gardens' have sprouted at the Redpath Library, and the McIntyre, Trottier, and Brown buildings for you to do just that.  Never heard of them?  We've imported a whole spin bike garden to the health fair so you can take a spin and see what it is all about!  Spin bikes are for everyone! 

Women's Healthy Heart Initiative

Heart disease is the most common cause of death for women in Canada, and women’s symptoms are different from those of men. The WHHI is a unique Nurse-Led clinic and the only one of its kind in Canada. Talk to a representative to learn more about heart disease in women; whether you are at risk, and how to reduce heart disease and stroke with preventative care and healthy living.


This young company, promoted by Aliments du Québec, believe in the health benefits of kombucha.  Meet Canadian singer-songwriter Gardy Fury and his team, and taste a sample of their product.



Ashtanga Yoga

Best Health Magazine

Centaur Theatre




Lufa Farms

Naked Snacks

Le James - McGill University Store

Manulife Financial

McGill Athletics & Recreation

McGill Department of Kinesiology & Physicial Education

McGill Faculty of Dentistry

McGill School of Human Nutrition

McGill Student Housing & Hospitality Services

McGill Schulich School of Music

Montreal Art of Living

My Healthy Workplace (MHW)

Naked Snacks

Running Room

SOS Cuisine