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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.

Volunteer

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.

Hiring for peer wellness educators takes place every year in March with a commitment for the following September through April.

For more information about volunteering, contact Nathan Reeve on the Waterloo campus, or contact Sarah Syrett on the Brantford campus.

Meet the Team

Meet some of our returning Peer Wellness Education team in Waterloo! Information about the rest of our team coming soon.

jessica-l.jpgJessica Linton (Wellness Education Assistant)

French
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I am passionate about education and wellness and I want to push for a greater focus on wellness within academia. 

esther-g.jpgAnne Rothwell

Kinesiology
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I love people and health, so why not combine the two!

jessica-l.jpgDanielle Bonovento

Psychology
fourth year

I wanted to join the team because: personal wellness is so important to having a good university experience and I want to help my peers achieve that goal. 

Dillon.jpgDillon Marquez

Biology
third year

I wanted to join the team: To make a difference in people’s lives and I believe that begins with one’s health and wellness.

esther-g.jpgEsther Gui

Health Science
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I am very passionate about promoting the overall wellness of students, specifically mental health.

sara-v.jpgLeAnn Myles

Psychology
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I believe personal well-being is extremely important for all aspects of life. I want to be there for the journey of others putting their well-being at the forefront of their success. 

macie-n.jpgMacie Narbonne

Health Science
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I want to make sure every student’s experience at Laurier can reach its full potential.

macie-n.jpgMariah McCaw

Health Science
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I would like to be an outlet for those who are in need of a smile or would like to learn innovative tools for positive mental health habits.

 sara-v.jpgSara Varecchia

Kinesiology
fourth year

I wanted to join the team because: It provides a great way for me to help the many students who struggle with the challenges of university life. 

Dillon.jpgYasmeen Al Momani

Health Science
third year

I wanted to join the team because: I am passionate about the health and well-being of students in our Laurier community.