The team of the McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff is pleased to announce that the Health Fair held on November 2nd in New Residence Hall was a tremendous success.
The Health Fair brought together 20 diverse health and wellness exhibitors from both within and outside the McGill community all under one roof. Enthusiastic and welcoming presenters provided information on a wealth of health-related topics.
There was something for everyone! The event featured many interactive booths including blood pressure and blood sugar testing, office ergonomics and AED/CPR demonstrations. Visitors to the fair were also treated to tasty snacks from Food & Dining Services. They were also able to test their nutritional knowledge at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition booth, and pick up some healthy recipes along the way. Courageous participants even had their body fat composition measured by staff from Athletics.
The event was the perfect opportunity for staff to obtain invaluable information and resources from professional health and wellness organizations, such as Longpré & Associates, McGill’s employee assistance provider, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal.
Those who attended also learned about hiking trails at the Gault Nature Reserve, city walks organized by Redpath Museum Public Education Outreach Program, concerts given by the Schulich School of Music, and the benefits of living with plants from Greening Indoor McGill.
Thank you to all our exhibitors, donors, visitors and volunteers for making the 2012 edition of the McGill Health Fair a success!
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the many assorted door and raffle prizes offered at the fair.