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Happy Hour: Positive Psychology’s Mood Boosting Techniques

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The OPTIONS Program

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram

Program Details
Date: Tues July 12
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Location: Online

Join your fellow graduate students for a “happy hour” with Dr Robin Sacks where she will be serving up practices to boost your well-being. We will discuss the neuroscience of happiness and the role hormones plays in your experience of happiness. Through group activities and conversations you will discover that it’s possible to trigger your body to produce hormones that have a whole range of benefits — from feeling happier to lowering your blood pressure. You will learn how to mix and match happy hormones to personalize your own mood boosters for whenever you need them.


Dr. Robin Sacks has been teaching Positive Psychology and Leadership at Skule for over a decade. Her goal in designing TEP1026 (“The Happy Engineer”) was to provide an opportunity for students to explore some of life’s big questions in an academic setting. Robin also served as the Director of Research for the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering. She has traveled the world sharing the findings from Troost ILead’s groundbreaking research in an effort to help professionals develop people skills alongside their technical education. Robin has a Master’s in Cognitive Science and a PhD in Developmental Psychology, both from U of T.


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