Thrive Week 2024 - Employees Thrived!

Thrive logo with text reading January 22-26, 2024

For the 5th year, Lakehead University celebrated Thrive Week, from January 22 to 26, by hosting a week-long series of events helping all members of our community to explore their pathways to better mental health, well-being and resilience.

It was our biggest Thrive Week yet, and it really felt like a campus initiative with so many Lakehead departments, LUSU and student groups taking part.

Check out some #EmployeesThrive highlights from Thrive Week 2024 below:

Thrive Week Challenge Card Winner

Thrive Week 2024 aimed to increase mental health literacy, build healthy habits and self-care skills, and help foster a community of wellness at Lakehead University.

We challenged Lakehead employees to Thrive at Your Own Pace by completing different healthy habits throughout the week.

Congratulations to Vanessa Nichols (Project Coordinator with EPID@Work Research Institute) for having their card randomly drawn from the employee submissions. She won a basket of self-care items sponsered by LU Human Resources.


Digital Wall of Champions

As part of Thrive Week 2024 we asked employees to share a positive message or story about a colleague who makes a difference in our Lakehead community.

Check out all the messages on our Digital Wall of Champions!

If you didn't already add your message you still have time, CLICK HERE and add yours before submissions close.



HR Employee Benefits Thrive Basket Winner

Congratulations to JerriLynn Orr (Indigenous Curriculum Specialist in Teaching Commons) for winning the HR Employee Benefits Thrive basket which included Lakehead swag donated by the LU Bookstore, and $25 gift card sponsored by Green Shield Canada.

She stopped by the employee benefits information table last week during Thunderwolves Thrive and entered into the draw.

Check out the Resources for Staff page for information regarding employee Benefits, Workplace Standards, HR related Policies, the Employee & Family Assistance Program, Staff Award Nominations, Wellness resources, and much, much more.


Alumni’s The Resiliency Project

During Thrive Week 2024, Lakehead University Alumni launched The Resiliency Project, extending a warm welcome to all students and graduates!

This platform serves as a dedicated safe space for mental health discussions, fostering connections, and actively participating in events.

Come join us as we host a number of workshops and events during 2024!


Thrive Week 2024 Feedback

Feedback Form

Did you attend an event or participate in Thrive Week 2024 and want to share your thoughts?

Use our Thrive Week 2024 Feedback Form so we can continue to improve our offerings and will look to incorporate them in planning for next year's Thrive Week.

Thrive is an initiative that began at UBC as a conversation between colleagues about the importance of reducing the stigma associated with mental health. It has since grown into a movement celebrated at campuses across Canada, providing opportunities for important conversations about mental health to take place. 

Thank you all for taking part and supporting Thrive Week!!!

Thrive Week 2024, January 22-26, 2024 - Lakehead University
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