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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.

Thrive Week

Thrive is a week-long series of free events for students on the Waterloo campus that focuses on building positive mental health and resilience. This year it is taking place from October 22 to 26.  If you are interested in partnering with us for Thrive Week, please contact 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 and Twitter.

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

Thrive Week

Thrive is a week-long series of free events for students on the Brantford campus that focuses on building positive mental health and resilience. This year it is taking place from October 22 to 26. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events!

 

Wellness Education Schedule

October:

Mood Walks

  • October 1, 15, 22, 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m.

Does hiking impact our mood? Come and see!  Shirts/Refreshments provided! Drop-in welcome.

Safe Drinking in Residence

  • October 3, 2018
  • Location: BCHU

Refreshments and swag provided!

Mindfulness

  • October 4 and 16, 2018
  • Location: CB10

Interested in learning about mindfulness? Learn strategies to increase your self-awareness and focus on the present moment with a creative spin!

Pre Blood and One Match Clinics

  • October 18, 19, 24, and 25, 2018
  • Location: RCW Lobby

Thrive Week

  • October 22 to 26, 2018

A week-long series of events hosted by multiple departments.

Halloween Blood Clinic

  • Location: MPR

November

Mood Walks
  • November 5, 12, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m.
Get some fresh air!  Refreshments and shirts provided.

Ride the Wave

  • November 1 and 20, 2018

This month our workshops are on learning to regulate our emotions and tolerate distress!  Drop and registered students are welcome! Refreshments provided & Laurier Experience Record approved.

Financial Wellness Week

  • November 12 to 16, 2018
  • Pop up events!  Stay tuned for more information.

Laurier International Speak Sessions

  • Every Wednesday in November

 

Wellness Education Certificate

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