Healthy Workplace Committee

McMaster University’s Healthy Workplace Committee was developed in 2002 and is comprised of employee volunteers from various areas within the University. Our shared goal is to improve the health and well-being of employees through education, awareness and participation through health and wellness events offered to employees throughout the year.

The Committee recommends and promotes workplace wellness initiatives that are aligned with University Health and Wellness priorities for McMaster employees through education, awareness and participation.

The purpose of the Committee is to enhance and nurture the well-being of all employees at McMaster through the development of innovative programs. The goal of the Healthy Workplace Committee is to increase awareness of a comprehensive approach to workplace health at McMaster University that involves three elements of a healthy workplace:

  • health and lifestyle practices 
  • workplace culture, and
  • a supportive environment

Healthy Workplace Initiatives

Lunch @ MAC Programming

Walks with Benny at Mac!

Hosted by the Healthy Workplace Committee in partnership with Benny the Dog, employees are invited to go for a walk over their lunch. We are excited to announce that Benny and his owner will be joining on the walks as well.

The walking group will meet outside the Burke Science Building and walk to the Alpine Tower area, spending some time there before walking back. Please be sure to bring water and dress for the weather!

Please note that all walks are from 12pm-1pm

For more information about Benny at Mac, click here

July 25th Registration

August 10th Registration

August 28th Registration


Potted Herb Gardening Sessions!

Hosted by the Healthy Workplace Committee and facilitated by Nancy-Lee Colibaba of the Royal Bottanical Gardens, guests who attend this session will learn how to plant and maintain container edibles such as basil or rosemary. Each attendee will take home a 4" herb in a 6" pot.

Please note that this is a hands on activity and handling of dirt will be involved. Please dress accordingly.

August 8th Registration (RON JOYCE CENTRE, BURLINGTON)

August 9th Registration (Main Campus)

Get Your PICNIC On in August!

August 1st-31st, 2018

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This summer, ALL McMaster employees are encouraged to picnic for lunch! Get your co-workers together, bring your manager, or picnic yourself- we want you outside.

The challenge? take a picture of you and your co-workers having your lunch outside, and send it to us on social media or via email using the information above.

Weekly prizes will be given to submissions, and the BEST picture in the month of August will receive a grand prize pack for their entire team.