October 26th, 2020

Life Balance Fair offers options for U of L students, faculty


By Bobinec, Greg on October 31, 2019.

Canadian Blood Services Candy Tetrault does a blood typing test on student Sarah Gilmour, as she and fellow student Maddy Duerr attend the Life Balance Fair Wednesday at the 1st Choice Savings Centre at the University of Lethbridge. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Promoting of the services offered in their institution, the University of Lethbridge Wellness & Recreation department hosted its annual Life Balance Fair on Wednesday.

The fair was developed to help staff, faculty and students explore the ways of finding balance in their personal and professional lives through the variety of services offered at the U of L and throughout Lethbridge.

“We are having our annual Life Balance Fair which is a wellness fair where we showcase exhibitors from the university and also from Lethbridge and southern Alberta,” says Suzanne McIntosh, manager of Wellness and Recreation for University of Lethbridge. “What we want to do is let our students and staff and faculty know that we have services that we can offer to people. We recognize that health is really important, both physical and mental, so we want to make sure that people have access to the different resources they might need.”

The Life Balance Fair featured more than 50 vendors offering a variety of options and services for people from basic health care coverage, physical therapy services, professional counselling to fitness options to help them on their journey to a balanced life.

“We have mini massages going on, a mini Escape From L.A. for your recreational leisure health. We have a therapy dog and we have flu shots for people,” says McIntosh. “We have our Accommodated Learning Centre for students, the U of L Library, Records Management, Security Services, a wellness table. We have Blue Cross for our employees, and for students we have counselling services, and the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee.”

Balancing school, work, personal life or a mixture of other tasks individuals need to conquer, the U of L Wellness & Recreation department assists the institution’s students, staff and faculty through their Life Balance Fair by giving them a one-stop-shop type of experience.

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