Mental Health and Awareness Month 2022 with DION

We are pleased to announce a new format for our traditional events dedicated to mental health and awareness! After your valuable feedback last year, we have turned the Mental Health and Awareness week into a month, making it easier for you to participate in multiple events.

All in all, DION is happy to announce our Mental Health and Awareness Month 2022!

Please find a tentative events plan below so you can save the dates. More information will follow, stay tuned!

Trondheim: Mental Fitness Workshop by Elizabeth Sturdy 

                       When: Thursday, November 3, 16:30-18:30 

                       Where: NTNU – Gløshaugen campus, D3-Møterom Onsager  

                       Registration link:

                       Registration Deadline: 01.11.2022

                      Lunch and Workshop Mental Health Risks for PhDs/ temporary researchers 

                      When: Monday, November 7 Time 13.00-13:45

                      Where: TBA

                      Registration link:

                      Registration Deadline: 03.11.2022

                     QiGong by QiGongmedClara 

                     When: Monday, November 14, 16:00-17:00 

                     Where: NTNU Gløshaugen – Tapirbygget – Rom Sprokkit (Høgskoleringen 3 (P15), Floor 5) 

                     Registration link & deadline: TBA

                   Finding home workshop

                   When: Wednesday, November 16, 16:00-18:00 

                   Where: NTNU Gløshaugen – Tapirbygget Rom Sprokkit (Høgskoleringen 3 (P15), Floor 5) 

                   Get your free ticket: 

                     Lunch and Workshop Mental Health Risks for PhDs/ temporary researchers 

                     When: November 30, 12.00-12.45

                     Where: TBA

                     Registration link:

                     Registration Deadline: 25.11.2022

Gjøvik:        Yoga by Lise Linnerud  

                     When: Friday, November 11, 10:00-11:00 

                     Where: G303, G building

                     Registration link & deadlineTBA

                     Mental Fitness Workshop by Elizabeth Sturdy 

                     When: Tuesday, November 15, 17:00-19:00 

                     Where: G303, G building

                     Registration link & deadlineTBA

                   Oslo tour – visiting the National Museum  

                   When: Saturday, November 26, 09:00-21:00 

                   Registration link & deadline: TBA

Ålesund:   Yoga class

                    When: Tuesday, November 8, 20:00-21:00 

                    Where: TBA

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Finding home Workshop for NTNU temporary scientific employees (DION – Trondheim)

“Make yourself at home” is a common expression we often hear when we’re visiting someone’s place. It is an invitation to feel comfortable. It opens up another way of looking at home: home is a feeling we can create in the present moment.

For many migrants, the departure from home results in an admirable effort to rebuild familiarity and comfort in the host country. Our perceptions of home(s) change from one experience to another. Is home a place, a feeling, a person, a language, or a memory? How do we feel belonged again when home sometimes feels like the missing piece of a puzzle?

Welcome to Finding Home workshop, where we share stories and create an atmosphere of home through zine-making. You can make your own personal “zine” with your chosen content. Whether you like writing, drawing, painting, or any other forms for self-expression on paper, zines are low-stakes and welcome creators of all backgrounds and life experiences. You can use the space of a zine to express your feelings about home, your languages, identities, beliefs and memories. At the end of the workshop, you can bring home your handmade zine as a gift for yourself or for someone you hold dear.

This workshop is free for all participants. No prior knowledge or art experience needed. All materials for making zines will be provided. Feel free to bring along photos, letters, poems, magazines, postcards, or any sentimental pieces that you’d like to put in your zine.

Finding Home workshop is a project started by Minh Chau in 2019 and funded with support from Litteraturhuset’s program Litteratur for inkludering. Minh Chau holds an M.A. in English literature and works in the arts and culture sector in Trondheim. Experience of moving to Norway from Vietnam has inspired her to design a space for self-expression and stories about home despite language and cultural differences.

This workshop event is a collaboration between Minh Chau, Litteraturhuset’s program Litteratur for inkludering, and DION.

When: 16. November 2022, 16:00-18:00

Where: Høgskoleringen 3 (P15), floor 5, campus NTNU Gløshaugen

Please use the following link to register your participation:

Finding home Workshop for NTNU temporary scientific employees | Tikkio

Looking forward to seeing many of you!

Climate Fresk workshop with pizza (DION – Trondheim)

DION invites all the PhDs, post-docs and temporary scientific staff at NTNU to join a Climate Fresk workshop on Tuesday, October 25, in Trondheim.

Please register using the registration link as there is a limited number of spots available.
REGISTRATION LINK (only accessible with NTNU account, but if you do not have one e.g. you are a visiting researcher, contact us):

Climate change! You hear it everywhere, but do you understand how it works? What is really causing the sea level rise? What is the connection between CO2 emissions and disruption of the water cycle? There is a way to learn about it in 3 hours: Climate Fresk workshop!

During the workshop, we are going to play a collaborative game that brings climate science to the table, literally! The workshop ends with a discussion, where we share thoughts and ideas on the topic. Remember, you don’t need any prior knowledge. You can read more about the workshop here:

We’re going to serve pizza to all participants. You can also register with a friend or a family member!

The deadline for registration is October 24.

REGISTRATION LINK (only accessible with NTNU account, but if you do not have one e.g. you are a visiting researcher, contact us):

Seminar by Tekna and DION for temporary employees at NTNU Gjøvik

Tekna NTNU and DION invite all PhD candidates, postdocs and others with a temporary employment at NTNU to a free seminar on November 24, 15:00–18:00 in K105 in the Kobolt building. We will enlighten you on all the tips and tricks of being employed here at NTNU, the benefits and challenges. The seminar program is as follows:

  • Working in Norway – how does the Norwegian Model work, and why are unions so important here?
  • How to be temporarily employed – does it differ from other employment? What are my rights? Can I negotiate my salary? A representative from Tekna will tell you some of what you need to know about working in Norway in general, and the university sector in specific.
  • DION – who are we and what can we do for you
  • Tekna NTNU – who are we and how can we help you

Simple food will be served at the seminar; and we need to know how many will participate. Please sign up using the below registration link if you have the opportunity to participate:

Seminar for temporary employees at NTNU Gjøvik (

Please feel free to share this invitation with all temporary employees you know.

Looking forwards to seeing you at the seminar!