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Fedela Falkner, Debbie Kane, Frank Jeney, Philip Smith, Marcela CiampaMembers of the Workplace Wellness Committee accept the Healthy Workplace Award from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit: (from left) Fedela Falkner, Debbie Kane, Frank Jeney, Philip Smith, and Marcela Ciampa.

Workplace Wellness initiatives win recognition for University

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit conferred a platinum-level Healthy Workplace Award on the University of Windsor during a celebratory reception Wednesday, October 19.

The letter of recognition highlights that “award recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership in providing environments and policies that create and support healthy lifestyles.”

In addition to the work of the Workplace Wellness Committee and the Department of Human Resources, the award recognizes the efforts of many individuals and departments across the University who carry out health promotion initiatives, says Marcela Ciampa, manager of employee engagement and development.

The committee’s next campaign will be in the area of stress management. Slated to be launched in early 2017, it will highlight the root causes of stress as well as various coping strategies.

The committee invites employees to learn more about is activities and submit suggestions of wellness initiatives they would like to see offered.