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Staff Listing

Wellness Education at Laurier includes three professional staff members who offer educational resources, supports, and programs to promote and encourage healthy choices and behaviour. Please feel welcome introducing yourself if you see them at a workshop or event on campus.

Brantford Campus

Sarah Syrett (she/her)

Wellness Education Coordinator, Brantford campus

Area of Responsibility

With a background in Social Work and a passion for all things wellness, Sarah can most often be found delivering workshops, creating articles and resources, and talking about sustainable self-care practices. Sarah works closely with a team of Peer Wellness Educators on the Brantford campus – students who are passionate about supporting their fellow students through extensive training, knowledge, and lived experiences. Sarah is the Brantford campus lead for Thrive Week and would be excited to speak on a topical wellness issue or create a custom presentation for your students.

Waterloo Campus

Sarina Wheeler (she/her)

Manager, Wellness Education, Waterloo campus

Area of Responsibility

Sarina oversees all dimensions of the design and implementation of wellness education programming on the Waterloo campus. She manages the Peer Support Program which connects students seeking support to caring trained student volunteers. She also chairs the Mental Health Advisory Committee, a collective of staff with the goal of unifying a mission and vision for mental health initiatives across the institution. Nutrition, resilience, graduate student wellness, career development, and spiritual wellness are some of the workshop topics she facilitates.

Mary Soppitt (she/her)

Wellness Education Coordinator, Waterloo campus

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Area of Responsibility

With a background in psychotherapy and spiritual care, Mary is passionate about helping students develop their resources and protective factors through wellness education. Mary is passionate about healthy coping, resiliency and how exercise increases wellbeing. Mary is available on the Waterloo campus to run wellness workshops wellness workshops for students, faculty and staff and can also be found on Fridays handing out Fresh Fruit on campus! Mary is the Waterloo campus lead for Thrive Week and also oversees the Peer Wellness Education program.

If you are interested in someone coming to speak to your class, student group, or department, we are happy to come to you! Check out our workshops page for more information.