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Thrive Week

Thrive 2021

This Fall, Thrive will be taking place October 25-29. Our goal for Thrive is to help our Laurier community reflect, reset, and reconnect after such a challening year apart. We aim to provide all students with opportunities to reflect on what we have learned, reset our mindset and routines, and get excited to reconnect with our campus community in a safe way. We are looking forward to hosting a mix of in-person and remote opportunities to connect with each other and learn more about what it means to Thrive at Laurier.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we add more events and update registration links!

All events are free and registration is not required unless noted in the schedule. Note that all students are welcome to attend these events.

Don't forget to check out our social media campaigns too for chances to win some great prizes!

Thrive Social Media Campaigns

Participate at your own pace through one of the following social campaigns.

Thrive Bingo

Head to our Instagram to find out more about how you can join in on Thrive Bingo for a chance to win some great prizes. All you have to do is complete five of the wellness-related activities and complete this form for a chance to win. Check out our Instagram for more details.

Thrive Hunt

Join in this digital photo scavenger hunt hosted ALL WEEK where students must share a photo on your instagram page of all thrive hunt items in order to win a prize pack from Laurier Athletics! Check out their Instagram for more information.

Ratatouille Rumble Cook-Off

Do you like Ratatouille? Well so does one of us. Do you like food? All three of us do. Check out this masterclass of cooking via the links below, featuring three recipes that encompass a full course meal. You can cook along with celebrity staff chefs by watching our recorded cooking class and make your own! Show us your creation by tagging @locuslaurier and @laurierwellness on Instagram and be sure to vote for which recipe is your favourite. Get ready to RUMBLE!

Ratatouille Rumble video 1: Ratatouille
Ratatouille Rumble video 2: Hashbrown Casserole  
Ratatouille Rumble video 3: Hershey Kiss Cookies

About Thrive

Thrive is a weeklong series of free events to build positive mental health on campus. Thrive began at the University of British Columbia in 2009. Laurier adopted the program in 2017 and now runs Thrive every Fall and Winter term on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Thrive is overseen by Laurier's Mental Health Advisory Committee, and incorporates student input and feedback when planning the week.

If you are interested in collaborating with Thrive Week, contact Sarina Wheeler on the Waterloo campus, and contact Sarah Syrett on the Brantford campus.


We are trying new things every term and we want to hear what you liked or what we can do better next time. Use our Event Feedback Form to let us know your thoughts on a specific event you attended. Or if you would like to share your thoughts about Thrive in general, use our Thrive Feedback Form.

Have feedback regarding other mental health programming throughout the year? Whether it is a new event or workshop you woud like to see, or certain topics you would like to be covered, please let us know. Submit your ideas using our mental health suggestion box.