Law School Wellness Week: March 4-8, 2019

Event schedule

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Event

Location

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March 4

10:00am- 2:30pm

When Life Gives You Lemons... Self-Care Inspiration Board

FTX lobby

No

March 5

11:30am-2:30pm

RECESS at Fauteux

3rd floor near elevators

No

March 5

3:30pm-4:30pm

Yoga Class for Law Students

FTX413

No

March 6

8:30am-10:30am

Free Healthy Breakfast for Law Students by Kelly Santini LLP

FTX lobby

No

March 7

8:30am-11:30am

Drop-in Beading Circle

FTX 316

No

March 7

11:30am-12:50pm

“Real Talk: Mental Health Awareness in Law Panel”

FTX147

Yes

March 8

11:00am-12:00pm

Pet Therapy 90 University (room 152) No

When Life Gives You Lemons…Self-Care Inspiration Board

Monday, March 4, 10:00am-2:30pm (FTX lobby)

When life gives you lemons...what do you do? To kick off Law School Wellness Week, the CLSS is setting up a lemonade stand! We invite you to come by for a glass of lemonade and in the meantime, to jot down what you do for self-care. We hope that this board will inspire other law students to prioritize their mental well-being more often and gently remind ourselves that “there’s no lemon so sour that you can’t make something resembling lemonade”.

 

RECESS at Fauteux

Tuesday, March 5, 11:30am-2:30pm (3rd floor FTX near elevators)

Come by the third floor during this FREE event to recreate those elementary school recess days! Grab some healthy snacks, colour and draw with some adult colouring books, and get creative with some Play-Doh! Take this chance to learn about the Paul Hansell Foundation and the work this organization does for continuing the discussion around mental health.  This event is graciously sponsored by the Paul Hansell Foundation.

 

Yoga Class for Law Students

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30-4:30 pm (FTX413)

Join instructor, Aram, a third-year Common Law student, for a free yoga class. All levels/abilities are welcome. Bring your yoga mat! If you do not have a yoga mat, they will be provided at the class.

 

Free Healthy Breakfast for Law Students by Kelly Santini LLP

Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 – 10:30am (FTX lobby)

Have an early morning class? Come by the lobby and pick up some fresh fruit, coffee, muffins, and other breakfast goodies to start your day off on the right foot.

 

Drop-in Beading Circle

Thursday, March 7 8:30-11:30am (FTX316)

Don’t bead? Don’t worry. Come learn, or simply visit and gab. Bring your own project or work on one of ours – we will be beading orange shirt pins for Orange Shirt Day 2019 (day aimed at promoting equality for Indigenous learners in education). In addition, we will be working on the academic regalia for the learners graduating in the spring. Beading is an important part of Métis material culture. The practice of beading is at once an act of creating and a meditative practice. Studies have shown that, while beading, the heart rate slows and the mind is calmed.

 

“Real Talk: Mental Health Awareness in Law Panel”

Thursday March 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. | FTX 147

Panelists: Stephen Kelly (Kelly Santini LLP), Heather Cross (Criminal Defence Lawyer and Mindfulness Instructor), Professor John Keyes, and Professor Martha Jackman.

We all need some real talk from time to time. Back by popular demand, during Law School Wellness Week join Elephant in the Room for a lunch-time panel event, “Real Talk: Mental Health in Law Panel” in partnership with the CLSS. Featuring a panel of professors and legal practitioners, who were at one time in your place, we wish to continue an honest and constructive conversation about how the legal community can do better to reduce stigma and promote mental health in the legal profession. We hope to make the dialogue as interactive as possible, and use technology to facilitate anonymity. Please register for this event on The Source. Lunch will be provided! Your participation at this event enters you in a draw for a free yoga class pass to Elevate Yoga, and a gift certificate to Pure Kitchen.

 

Pet Therapy

Friday, March 8, 11:00am-12:00pm (90 University, Room 152)

The Student Academic Success Service (SASS) and Health Promotion offer an animal therapy program for University of Ottawa students. This initiative allows individuals who may be experiencing anxiety or are living through difficult or stressful situations to spend time with therapy dogs trained specifically to help in these types of situations. These pups are ready for your pats!

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