Tagged mental health

WHAT’s Your Monkey schools on mental health

By Katy Atherholt, November 20 2014 — On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the Wellness and Health Awareness Team (WHAT) held an outreach carnival in MacHall called WHAT’s Your Monkey (WYM). The event followed the Meet Your Monkey (MYM) student mental-health summit held in October and showcased mental-health resources available on campus. WHAT used feedback from students…

Midterms poor test of knowledge

By Scott Strasser, November 6 2014 — Every semester, anxious and stressed students are bogged down with heavily weighted exams. Midterm season seems to either last for months or be over in one week. Some classes have multiple midterms, so by the time you finish the first round, it’s time to start cramming for the…

U of C gets new mental health funding

By Hayden McBennett, October 16 2014 — The University of Calgary received over $7.4 million in funding for six mental health research projects from Brain Canada, an organization that provides money for research projects in Canada, on Oct. 8. Brain Canada is funding 56 projects across Canada. “Research funding goes towards paying staff and research…

Two clubs organize second annual run to end mental health stigma

By Hayden McBennet, October 3 2014 — Two student clubs will host the second annual marathon for mental health, Outrun the Stigma (OTS), on Sunday, Oct. 5. OTS was organized by the University of Calgary Distress Centre on Campus club (DCC) and the Mental Health Awareness club (MHA). Participants choose between a five-kilometre run and…

New summit to replace Mental Health Awareness Week

By Susan Anderson, September 4, 2014 — Almost two-thirds of students in Canada report a sense of loneliness in their lives. The Students’ Union hopes to lower those numbers. Release the Beast, a new mental health summit held from Oct. 17–18, is intended to start a two-way conversation about mental health and to help “get…

Surveys signal changes to orientation week

By Jessy Chung, June 12, 2014 —  Orientation Week programming will likely change as a result of two student surveys conducted last year. Two organizations — the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) — surveyed students on student orientation and the transition to university. Student and Enrolment Services addressed…

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