Skip to main content

Wellness Education

Student success at university is enhanced by health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention. The Student Wellness Centre on the Waterloo campus enhances the physical, emotional, and psychological health of students at Laurier by promoting proactive wellness strategies and resources. Educational initiatives led by both peers and professionals are offered year-round and open to all Laurier students.

Peer Wellness Education

The Peer Wellness Education team supports the physical, emotional and psychological health of students at Laurier by promoting proactive wellness strategies and resources.

Under direction of the wellness education coordinator, peer wellness educators research, develop, and deliver a variety of health and wellness initiatives to engage students in learning about healthy living for the enhancement of their academic and personal success.

As part of a dynamic team, volunteers in this program also benefit personally from the development of their knowledge in health and wellness promotion, from building campus and community networks, and by growing their leadership, team, and communication skills. Volunteers receive recognition on their Laurier Experience Record.

For the schedule of events, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The Wellness Education Coordinator on the Waterloo campus is Nathan Reeve.

Wellness Education Certificate

All students on the Waterloo campus can earn the Wellness Education Certificate by attending ten approved wellness education activities and completing a short reflection on their learning.  After you complete ten activities, complete the Wellness Education Certificate Application form.  Once approved, the Wellness Education Certificate will be eligible for inclusion on your Laurier Experience Record.

 

Wellness Workshops

Our skill-building workshops are designed to offer practical tips for increasing resilience, managing stress, and developing strategies to cope with the turbulence of life.  Join us for Ride the Wave, hour-long sessions about topics in wellness delivered by professional counsellors from the Student Wellness Centre.

Peer Wellness Education

The Peer Wellness Education team supports the physical, emotional and psychological health of students at Laurier by promoting proactive wellness strategies and resources.

Under direction of the wellness education coordinator, peer wellness educators research, develop, and deliver a variety of health and wellness initiatives to engage students in learning about healthy living for the enhancement of their academic and personal success.

As part of a dynamic team, volunteers in this program also benefit personally from the development of their knowledge in health and wellness promotion, from building campus and community networks, and by growing their leadership, team, and communication skills. Volunteers receive recognition on their Laurier Experience Record.

For the schedule of events, follow us on Facebook.

The Wellness Education Coordinator on the Brantford campus is Jodie Lockey-Duesling.

Wellness Education Schedule:

September: Power of Connections

September 4, 2018 - Positive Pulse: First year student? Come and learn what self-soothing is and make your own HAWK (Health and Wellness Kit)!  Brought to you by Students Union and Wellness Education. Enjoy some yoga and free giveaways from BCHU while you’re here.  9:30 to 11 am in the Courtyard.

September 6, 2018 - Students Union Information Fair: Come and learn about your Laurier services! 10 am to 4 pm in the Courtyard.  Cupcake and Cope: Come and decorate Laurier inspired cupcakes, play some games, and learn about coping skills.

September 7, 2018 - Students Union Get Involved Fair: come learn how you can be a future peer wellness educator! 10 am to 4 pm in the Courtyard.

September 10, 17, and 24 - Lets Get Moving! (Free shirts and Refreshments)
join us on a Mood Walk Hike. Meet at the SC at 10 am. Drop-in or sign up!

September 19, 2018 - Interested in learning about self-care? Come join us at DAL007
  from 10 to 10:30 am, and come to the wellness drop-in immediately afterwards!

September 20, 2018 -  Interested in a Wellness Certificate to to add to your Laurier Experience Record? Come learn about the POWER OF CONNECTIONS. A workshop that looks at transition to university, healthy relationships, and healthy boundaries!!! CB106

September 26, 2018 - Pop-Up Market.  Get fresh fruit and vegetables for wholesale prices!  A dietitian with recipes will be on site.  12 to 2 pm in the Courtyard.