Tagged Wellness centre

On-campus project aims to deconstruct ideals of beauty

By Tina Shaygan, March 27 2018 — The Body Project is a program at the University of Calgary made possible through a collaborative effort between the Students’ Union Wellness Centre, Women’s Resource Centre and the psychology department. The project, present in over 100 North American campuses, aims to help young women foster self-acceptance about their bodies…

Four ways to combat relationship anxiety

By Lady Marmalade, January 18, 2018 — Dating can be overwhelming. The pressure to constantly meet new people is exhausting and stressful at the best of times. And if you struggle with anxiety, the world of relationships and dating can be unbearable, especially in university. Feeling nervous before a date is normal, but experiencing extreme…

Professors should not be involved in students’ personal lives

By Jesse Stilwell October 4, 2017 — Recent discourse in the higher education community is making the case for academic staff to be more involved in their students’ lives as supportive figures, rather than as purely academic mentors. Though well-intentioned, this is not necessary and should not be expected from a university’s already busy academic…

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…

Provincial mental health funding in jeopardy

By Fabian Mayer, February 23 2016 — Uncertainty looms around the state of mental health funding for post-secondary institutions in Alberta. A $3-million grant for the province’s three biggest universities expires this August and it is currently unknown if the NDP government plans to renew this funding in their upcoming budget. Both the Students’ Union…

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