Tagged mental health

Frosh 2017: Health services

By Nikayla Goddard As a freshman entering university life, you’ll be tasked with creating the perfect balance between work and play. This may seem easy until you take into account attending class, taking notes, studying for and writing exams, completing lab reports, finishing assignments and writing essays and… whew. You may feel stressed in your first…

Embrace silence to hear your inner voice

By Christie Melhorn, June 21 2017 — Most of us have experienced awkward silence — those painful pauses in conversations where you endlessly untangle words in your head without actually saying anything. But there are also enjoyable moments of silence when time loses relevance and your surroundings seem to melt away. In the bustle of…

Province announces $25.8-million post-secondary mental health fund

By Sean Willett, June 20 2017 — The Alberta NDP is investing $25.8 million into post-secondary mental health initiatives over the next three years. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday morning during the 2017 Wellness Summit, a mental health-themed event hosted at the University of Calgary. This funding will be implemented…

Daylight savings time hurts students’ health

By Jesse Stilwell, March 21 2017 — You may have noticed more grumpy and sleep-deprived people than usual in your lectures last week after daylight savings time on March 12. Luckily, a private member’s bill was tabled in the legislature this week to stop daylight savings time in Alberta. As a campus community, we should…

Dinos athletics director discusses involvement in Bell Let’s Talk

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 14 2017 — The University of Calgary Dinos athletics department got involved in this year’s Bell Let’s Talk day on Jan. 25 in a big way. Bell Let’s Talk is a social media campaign dedicated to starting a conversation about mental health and leading de-stigmatization efforts across Canada. Engaging with the…

SU Wellness Centre to research student loneliness on U of C campus

By Zarif Alibhai, February 10 2017 — Registered psychologists from the Students’ Union Wellness Centre will conduct a research project this semester to help determine what contributes to student loneliness. SU Wellness Centre psychologists Ann Laverty and Lara Schultz will carry out hour-long confidential interviews with 10 University of Calgary students for the project. They…

Mandatory wellness course a good idea for all faculties

By Jesse Stilwell, January 24 2017 — In response to increased discussions on mental health, the Werklund School of Education will now offer a mandatory course on wellness. Other faculties should consider adopting this initiative. According to the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto, mental health absences from work cost the Canadian economy…

Taking study breaks can be good for productivity

By Emma Gammans, January 24 2017 — Starting school in September holds a certain thrill. In a few months over the summer, students come to romanticize the smell of textbooks and tedious PowerPoint presentations. We miss our friends, our classes and the thrill of learning. While a few months off does the trick from May…

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