Upcoming events seek to foster inclusive, healthy, forward-thinking campus

Date Posted: February 15, 2018

Hey nerds! It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to connect. I hope your semesters are going well! Is it just me or was January one of the longest years of the decade?

I thought before I go on a rant about the many exciting events and campaigns on the horizon, I better recap some of the highlights of the semester so far!

We started off the semester with a successful New Student Orientation followed by a Nuts & Bolts Mixer in the Far Side Bar & Grill in which student groups and other interested college students got together to network and search for their match!

Secondly, we collaborated with Campus Rec, RDC Athletics, Residence, and the Counselling and Career Centre to pull off a whole week of mental health initiatives. The number of students we had the pleasure of engaging with both in person and online blew my mind completely. What a great opportunity to bring awareness to the resources available on campus.

To kick-off February, we thought we would give some of you salacious young college couples some assistance for Valentine’s Day by throwing our third annual Risqué Bingo event! As part of our Sexual Health campaign, we partnered with SWERVE (Sexual Wellness, Empowerment, Respect, and Violence Education) to bring awareness around consent and best sexual practices. The turnout was great and a lot of people left with a few extra toys to spice up their love lives.

No wonder January felt so long! It was jam-packed with awesome initiatives led by your Students’ Association.

So what can we expect in the future?

Well, when it comes to community and wellness, I’m your guy! After Reading Week, we will return with a lot more mental health initiatives led by your SA in partnership with various college departments, student groups, and community organizations.

We also have an anti-bullying campaign in the form of Pink Shirt Day, several mindfulness initiatives, Eco Day, Car Smash (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like), and much more!

Together, we can foster an inclusive, healthy, and forward-thinking environment on campus. Stay tuned to our social media for more info, look for our posters in the halls, or stop by the office anytime to chat!

Until then, best of luck on your midterms and remember to practice self-care.

Article Author: Chaise Combs, Vice President Student Life

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