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Letter to the Editor: Student Wellness Services

Re: U of C needs to make student needs a priority Students for Direct Action is a group that is very passionate about mental health supports for students. Their letter of Oct. 30 — “U of C needs to make student needs a priority” — asks for administrative support for student mental health. Since this letter,…

Letter to the Editor: U of C needs to make student needs a priority

There are crises on this campus that the University of Calgary’s negligence has exacerbated, yet everyday students have no oversight of administration and are prevented at every turn from asking questions of the highest governing body of the university. The ability of everyday, grassroots-organized students to participate directly in university decision-making would prevent what is…

Arts rep Rayane Issa launches monthly wellness nights

By Kristy Koehler, October 10 2019— Faculty of Arts representative Rayane Issa is making good on her platform promises to offer monthly wellness nights for students.  Issa hosted a workshop in September in collaboration with fellow Arts rep Justin Gotta and the Student Success Centre, targeted toward first-year students building good study habits and setting…

Students for Direct Action launch campaign for mental health

By Kristy Koehler, June 20 2019— On June 19, Students for Direct Action held a town hall to gather student concerns regarding the state of mental health funding and support on campus. SDA co-organizer Mateusz Salmassi said that issues he hears frequently from students include long wait times, lack of counselors, lack of diversity in…

Federal government can do more to promote mental health awareness

By Susie Ngo, February 6 2019 — The recent Bell Let’s Talk Day to promote awareness for mental health issues across Canada raises questions on whether the federal government does enough in their own mental health initiatives. The Mental Health Commission of Canada, a relatively young offshoot branch of Health Canada, was founded in 2007 with the mission to “create the…

SU brings national mental health campaign to U of C

By Derek Baker, January 29 2018 — (With files from Jason Herring) University of Calgary students will have the opportunity to participate in the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ #StudentsLetsAct campaign from Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. According to CASA, the campaign’s goal is to “turn the many conversations we’ve had about mental health into real action…

It’s almost 2019. Let boys cry

By Aymen Sherwani, November 26 2018 — Are you currently on your fifth cup of black coffee, pretending that it doesn’t taste like diesel, just so you can finish that research paper before midnight? Are you thinking, “Hey, maybe I should ask that upper-year student for some study drugs” while obsessively going over your grades to…

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