Brain with thumbs-up signMeasures announced Friday are intended to relieve UWindsor employees of stress, anxiety, and pressure caused by the pandemic.

Mental health days to express gratitude to faculty and staff

In a message sent Friday to faculty and staff, UWindsor president Robert Gordon announced several measures intended to ameliorate the stress, anxiety, and pressure engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They include:

  • two paid mental health days to provide an opportunity for full-time employees to disconnect and unplug from work;
  • designation of Feb. 16 to 18 as “meeting-free days” as focused time to accomplish tasks and move projects forward; and
  • institution of shift rotations for essential services employees in Campus Community Police, Energy Conversion Centre, Environmental Services, Maintenance and Food Services.

“You have stepped forward with flexibility, resilience, and determination to support our students, deliver our programs, continue your work as researchers and innovators, and ensure that the important work that is done across the University of Windsor continues,” Dr. Gordon wrote.

“It is my hope that these measures can bring some relief to the stresses that you may be experiencing in your work and personal life.”

Read the entire message.