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Celebrating the other nominess of the Healthy Workplace Award

Posted by Human Resources on June 30, 2021 in Human Resources

​Each year, Dalhousie recognizes workplaces with practices that promote and support employee health, engagement, and well-being.

We recently announced that the Faculty of Computer Science is the winner of this year's Healthy Workplace Award and also want to recognize the nominations of the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Office and the Environmental Health and Safety Office.  

Faculty of Medicine Dean's Office

Three dedicated and creative members of the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Office seized the reality of the pandemic to substitute in-person office camaraderie with virtual team check-ins via an employee newsletter, cleverly titled Today@Home — a parody of Dalhousie's Today@Dal. Beginning as early as March 30, 2020, the updates included positive content, kudos and recognitions, fun facts, and a chance to get to know the people they work with, while working from home. The resulting impact has been a feeling of connectivity and an overall positive workplace culture. Impressively, at the time the nomination was submitted in early April, 141 editions of the newsletter had been sent out. Kudos for the staying power of a great idea during a tough time.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office won this award in 2015 and is still going strong. Their submission showcased the obvious sense of caring, connection and community within the EHS group. They have clearly prioritized maintaining their sense of team, finding time to schedule a wide variety of group events to stay in touch and spread positive content and vibes.  Food seems to be a favourite theme… They also have fitness challenges and each member is encouraged to block out time to focus on project work.​