Tagged SU Wellness Centre

Drawbacks of part-time status a barrier to education

February 9, 2018 — Though it comes with a lot of work, being a full-time student at the University of Calgary has its benefits. Full-time students — those enrolled in three or more classes per semester — receive access to a UPass, greater eligibility for scholarships and financial aid and full access to Students’ Union’s…

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…

2016 National College Health Assessment results released

By Scott Strasser, November 29 2016 — The 2016 National College Health Assessment (NCHA)  results were officially released on Nov. 28. The data provides Alberta’s post-secondary institutions with a more detailed framework for understanding what mental health problems students currently face. The NCHA is an anonymous web-based survey that asks students general and mental health-related…

SU Wellness Centre shifts gears on naloxone

By Josh Harkema, November 15 2016 — (with files from Scott Strasser) With fentanyl overdoses accounting for 338 deaths in Alberta in the first half of 2016, the University of Calgary Students’ Union Wellness Centre is looking for ways to encourage students to join the fight against Alberta’s opiate epidemic. The Wellness Centre has offered…

Annual UFlourish Week encourages students to play

By Scott Strasser, October 11 2016 — The second annual UFlourish Week took place at the University of Calgary from Oct. 3–7. The event featured activities to promote positive mental health and raise awareness of the mental health programming and services offered on campus. Now in its second year, the week-long series of events is…

SU Wellness Centre increases mental health resources available on campus

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — In response to increased counselling requests and a new university-wide mental health strategy, the Students’ Union Wellness Centre launched a new mental health services model this semester. The Wellness Centre will expand its programming and services under the new model, which came into effect Sept. 12. According to…

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