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Programming and Events

Remote Workshops

The Wellness Education Centre hosts regular workshops to promote students’ optimal well-being. These workshops are free for all registered students, and cover all seven dimensions of wellness. All workshops are approved Wellness Education Certificate activities.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all in-person workshops and programming have been transitioned to online platforms.

Request a Workshop

If you are interested in someone coming to speak to your class, student group, or department, we are happy to come to you! We have some great workshops available for booking on the following commonly requested topics: 

These workshops can be 20 or 40-minutes each and can be delivered by a Wellness Education staff member as a part of lectures, meetings, or trainings. If you are interested in requesting one of these workshops, please email nreeve@wlu.ca with your preferred date, time, and topic.

Please note that all workshops require at least two to three weeks notice. At the current time, we are fully booked for Fall 2020, but are booking dates for Winter 2021.

Wellness Education Certificate

Apply for the Wellness Education Certificate by completing this form when you have attended a minimum of five workshops run by the Student Wellness Centre.

By completing this certificate, you are demonstrating a commitment to health and well-being as well as an enhanced knowledge and understanding of wellness and the ways it affects your overall student experience. Topics that could be covered include stress management, anxiety, depression, sexual health, consent, coping with difficulty, nutrition, physical activity, and more. For a full calendar of eligible activities, please refer to our upcoming workshops.

The Golden Rules: Laurier's Resiliency Program

Now offered online and available to all Laurier students, the Golden Rules program (adapted from Dr. Diana Brecher and Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer’s ThriveRU program at Ryerson University) aims to help you move from surviving to thriving at university by helping you build resiliency.

The Golden Rules program consists of 5 modules:

  • Perseverance, Persistence, Grit & Creating Habits
  • Strengths, Balance & Confidence
  • Optimism, Perspective & Self-Compassion
  • Forgiveness, Loving Kindness & Gratitude
  • Flow, Thriving & Curiosity

Registration is now open for the Winter 2021 term. Each individual session can be included on your Laurier Experience Record and/or used toward the workshop participation requirement for BF290 (only if enrolled in the course for Winter 2021). If you complete all 5 modules, you will receive the Wellness Education Certificate. All workshops will be facilitated through zoom. For more information, contact Andrea Dalimonte at adalimonte@wlu.ca

New Podcast! Thriving in Progress

Coming soon to your ears! Thriving in Progress is a podcast dedicated to wellness in the post-secondary world. Hosts Nathan and Sarah walk with you on your journey to wellness this academic year, unpacking what it means to thrive and what it takes to get there - one hot topic at a time. Tune in to learn from special guests who share their tried, tested and true tips to help you live your best life at Laurier!

Check out our most recent episodes to keep listening!

Stay tuned for more information about how to listen to Thriving in Progress. Is there a topic or guest you would like to see featured on our podcast? Email wellnessed@wlu.ca with all your ideas!

Thrive Week

Thrive is a weeklong series of free events to build positive mental health on campus. Thrive Week runs every October and January on both Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Popular Thrive events have included Therapy Dog Yoga, free exercise classes, From Surviving to Thriving, and our Self Care and Resilience workshop.

Even while studying remotely, Thrive will continue for the Fall semester! This Fall, Thrive will be taking place October 19-23 and 26-30. Stay tuned for more details on when you can expect Thrive in Winter term.