Human Resources

Global Challenge

(Updated October 10, 2017)

Congratulations Western Global Challenge Participants!

Collectively, we achieved the following:

Western Daily Step Average: 12,513 (as at September 6, 2017)

Total Steps: 1,289,562,425 (as at September 6, 2017)

Total Distance Covered:   825,320 KM (as at September 6, 2017)

Western Rankings

Education Industry (Globally): Ranked 1st -- over 50 education institutions participated

In Canada: Ranked 1st out of 80+ organizations

Globally: Ranked 33rd out of 750+ organizations

Congratulations to the following GC Award Recipients:

Award Recipients

Most Active Team: "Nasty Women & Bad Hombres", Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Gabbie Whitlock [Team Captain]; Amanda Green; Ileana Paul; Kaitlyn Pettigrew; Ken Milner; Samantha Brennan; and, Spencer Summerfield)

Most Improved Team: "Worker Bees", Hospitality Services (Jacqueline Edwardson [Team Captain]; Brenda McDonald; Dale Marks; Fleur Lewis; Gale Marks; Robert Edwards; and Tracy Rose)

Most Improved Individual: Brenda McDonald, Team "Worker Bees", Hospitality Services

Most Steps: Guy Schultz, from Team "Defending Western Champs", Sports & Recreation Services

Spirit Award Recipients

Pedal Power: Guy Schultz, Team "Defending Western Champs", Sports & Recreation Services

Bound for Glory: Stephanie Truelove, "Defending Western Champs", Sports & Recreation Services

Helping Hand: Brett Butchart, "Team Walkaholics", Facilities Management

Rally the Troops: Margaret Dow, "Buns & Guns", Western Continuing Studies

Golden Goggles: Erin Huner, "Walking on Sunshine", Research Development Services & Ethics

Fancy Feet: Beth Emery, "SRS Steppers", Student Experience

Leader of the Pack: Richard De Matos, "Walkaholics", Facilities Management

Live Wire: Christopher Balestrini, "Bomechies", Faculty of Health Sciences

Never Give Up: Katrina Munro, "AvoCardios", Western International

Social Butterfly: Chris McCann, "Walkaholics", Facilities Management

Live It. Breath It.: Jody Moon, "Family Medicine Wocks", Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Spirit Achiever: Patricia Martin, "Walkaholics", Facilities Management

World Competition Recipient

Where in the Word Photo Contest: Michelle Steeper, "Pounders' Pack", Faculty of Health Sciences

Live Well. Get Active.   

Living Well @ Western offers a variety of activities designed to promote health and wellness. These activities are free of charge and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. To learn more about the Weekly Activity Schedule, visit:  Living Well @ Western

This was the fourth year for the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge (formally, Global Corporate Challenge). This year’s challenge got under way on May 24, 2017. It’s was a great way for Western faculty and staff members to share the fun on a round-the-world adventure with colleagues, enjoy some healthy competition and add steps to their day. 200 Western teams of seven registered for this year’s challenge. They joined more than 1500 organizations (including over 50 other educational institutions) and 400,000 participants from 185 countries around the world!

Questions?  Contact Western's Global Challenge Organization Manager