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Understanding barriers faced by individuals with a criminal background

Understanding barriers faced by individuals with a criminal background

Last month I learned about an area not often discussed but so important to understand: the social barriers and discrimination individuals with a criminal background face.

December 10, 2021

Let’s Talk About Stress

Let’s Talk About Stress

First, please take a second to unclench your jaw. Now, drop your shoulders and notice if there is any stress you are carrying with you.

November 18, 2021

Checking in on you

Checking in on you

October 10 is World Mental Health Day—a day focused on raising awareness about mental health and sharing ways we can all take care of our own mental wellness.

October 10, 2021

Learning what’s it like to live with a disability

Learning what’s it like to live with a disability

Stepping into the world of disability with Practical Nurse student Emily was a powerful experience. Join me, NorQuest Wellness Coordinator Rebecca Small, in this journey below.

August 23, 2021

Pride Month

Pride Month

In many countries around the world, June is observed as Pride Month, a month-long commemoration and celebration of activism and culture within 2SLGBTQ+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex) communities.

June 16, 2021

Age is just a number... or is it?

Age is just a number... or is it?

We’ve all heard sayings like “age is just a number” and “you’re only as old as you feel”. They are often intended to soften the presumed ‘blow’ of aging, but what messages do they actually reinforce? Is getting older really a bad thing? Is youth the ultimate advantage in our society? To what extent is age actually relevant in the workplace?

May 19, 2021

Doing my best is doing enough

Doing my best is doing enough

My name is Terri Kezema. I am the Director of People and Talent at NorQuest and I live with anxiety. It's only been a few years that I came to understand that anxiety is a part of my life. Now that I understand it and its triggers, I do my best to manage it with exercise, mindfulness, and self-care.

April 7, 2021

On being a woman

On being a woman

I am the first woman in my family to attend university. When my foremothers were growing up, the only option they had was to become of a certain age, get married, and have children. While there is nothing wrong with that way of living if one chooses, I couldn’t imagine that being the only option available to me because I am a woman.

March 1, 2021

New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me

It’s finally 2021 and I’m feeling ready to take on this new year by doing absolutely nothing different. There is a whole lot of pressure to make grand plans and set challenging goals with huge aspirations in January. But why?

January 13, 2021

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