Western Staff and Leader Fall Learning Day

Western is committed to building culture and community by bringing staff and leaders across the university together for engaging professional development opportunities.

Thank you to everyone that attended!

About Our Speakers

Dr. Greg Wells, Health and High-Performance Expert | Physiologist | Author
Rest, Refocus & Recharge - Optimize Your Health for High Performance


Dr. Greg Wells is a renowned health and high-performance expert who has dedicated his career to studying the science of human limits and developing practical strategies to help individuals and organizations perform at their best. 

Wells has a PhD in human physiology and is a scientist at SickKids hospital in Toronto. He has worked with over 200 Olympians and with companies like BMW, Audi, Royal Bank of Canada, and General Electric. Wells is the author of five books, including the bestsellers Superbodies; The Ripple Effect; The Focus Effect; and Rest, Refocus, Recharge. His latest book, Powerhouse: Protect Your Energy, Optimize Your Health, and Supercharge Your Performance is an insightful guide to achieving optimal health and high performance in all areas of life.

A veteran endurance athlete, Wells has participated in some of the most grueling physical challenges on the planet, including the Nanisivik Marathon, 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle; Ironman Canada; and the Tour D’Afrique, an 11,000km cycling race that is the longest in the world.

To access the resources provided by Dr. Greg Wells, please visit https://drgregwells.com/wells-resources

Melissa Leong, Personal Finance Expert | Media Personality | Author
How to be financially happier, stronger and more resilient


Melissa Leong is one of Canada’s best-loved authorities on personal finance. A sought-after speaker, media personality, author, and award-winning writer, she is currently the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social, and is a repeat guest on The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS. Leong is on a quest to help people better manage their money while maximizing their happiness. She delivers high-energy, informative, and practical talks about behavioural economics, positive psychology, and personal finance in her signature frank and funny style.

For almost two decades, Leong worked as a print journalist, reporting on a variety of topics for The National Post, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. Now, she is a go-to money expert for radio and television programs, appearing on BNN, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, CP24, Global News, Canada AM, and Newstalk 1010 to name a few. She has also written many articles on the subject, most recently as the personal finance writer for the Financial Post. She is author of the award-winning, feel-good finance guide Happy Go Money.

In her spare time, Leong mentors youth, and volunteers for organizations that promote the advancement and empowerment of women. She’s also self-published teen adventure novels that have sold almost 70,000 copies worldwide and soared to #1 on a number of Amazon’s bestseller lists. Leong graduated from the Bachelor of Journalism program at the Toronto Metropolitan University.

To learn more about Melissa Leong, visit www.melissaleong.com or connect with her on Instagram at Instagram.com/lisleong

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