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What sources can you trust and what strategies can you use to enhance your well-being? With an overload of information about health and wellness, it can be overwhelming to decide what is reliable.

Join us for this series featuring U of T experts who are not only doing leading edge research into the most important factors that contribute to your well-being, but are also gifted communicators and presenters. You will learn not only the science of a life well lived but also gain some very practical applications that are immediately useful.

Here are the talks we offered this year. The 2018 schedule will be posted soon!

February 24, 2017
Carbohydrate Quality and Health: Added Sugars and Glycaemic Index
Prof. Thomas MS Wolever, Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

March 31, 2017
Positive Emotions, Health & Well-Being
Prof. Jennifer Stellar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

April 28, 2017
Is Your Desk Dangerous?
Dr. Doug Richards is a clinical sport physician and biomechanist. Educated in medicine at U of T, he has worked at the University of Toronto’s David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic since 1984, and has been its medical director since 1989.

May 25, 201
The New ‘Coffee Break’ in the Workplace
Dr. Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

June 2, 2017
Reconceptualizing Mindfulness to Reveal its Connections to Insight and Flow.
Prof. John Vervaeke is an Assistant Professor, in the teaching stream. He has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994.