The Peer Wellness Program offers a variety of Wellness themed workshops on topics related to harm reduction, physical health, population health and mental health.
Physical Health
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MasterSnack Mystery Box Challenge: Wellness Edition!

Between school, work, and other commitments, preparing healthy and balanced meals can feel complicated. We challenge you to compete in our Mystery Box Challenge and make cooking fun! Sign up with a team of fellow foodies or join solo and we will match you up.

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 3 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
December 1 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Physical Health
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Recess

Feeling nostalgic? Join the Peer Wellness Educators in our partnership with Gee Gee’s Camps to throw it way back and PLAY. Each workshop will feature different schoolyard games. Come play in a fun and inclusive environment.

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 17  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Population health
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Our Declassified University Survival Guide

Join our Peer Wellness Educators for a workshop on their trips and tricks on navigating university life and all the resources uOttawa has to offer. We will take you through our version of Our Declassified University Survival Guide that will give you a little help on eating habits, cleaning habits, scheduling tips, living with a roommate, making friends, establishing a routine navigating wellness resources on campus and more!

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 2  2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
November 30  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Population health
sustainability

Project (Sustainable) Runway

This workshop is for students looking to engage and learn about how to change the face of sustainable fashion! Get creative and learn how to recycle old clothes into new pieces in under an hour. Equipment and materials will be provided during the competition. Students are welcome to bring their own clothes from home or choose from the selection provided by uOttawa’s Free Store.

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 16 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

 

Harm reduction
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Glow BINGO

It’s like bingo but make it Glow-in-the-Dark! The Peer Wellness Program invites you to learn about the principles of harm reduction in a supportive and fun environment. Wear your favourite white ‘fit to stand out from the crowd!

Schedule: 

There are no sessions scheduled

 

Harm reduction
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Spill the Tea

Learn everything you’ve ever wondered and ask your burning questions about sexual health and LGBTQIA+ health with a sexual health specialist from the uOttawa community! All of this over a steamy cup of tea!  

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 24  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Harm reduction
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Hemp 101

Did you know that cannabis has many uses other than as a recreational drug? Join us in the Wellness Lounge to make crafts with hemp products and learn about safer cannabis use.

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 10 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Mental Health
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Crafting Connections

Join us on your own or with friends at Crafting Connections where students will be invited to exercise their creativity while practicing mindfulness and chatting to other students or one of our Peer Helpers about different mental health topics! Each workshop will feature a different theme but don’t worry, no crafting skills are required, and finger painting is encouraged!

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 23 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Mental Health
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Bedtime Stories

Come build your bedtime routine with students from the Peer Wellness Program. We will provide sleep hygiene tips and a bunch of fun products like tea, bath bombs, a book exchange and more to help you relax before bedtime!

Schedule: 

Date  Time 
November 9  2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

 

Sky Campus Happiness

 

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Retreats

The SKY Campus Happiness Retreat is a three-day virtual dynamic and immersive self-development retreat on campus for students.
Participants will learn to develop a personal daily breathing meditation practice, learn stress-management skills, and build life-long skills to cultivate resilience, and address burnout. In the process, students naturally develop deeper social connections.

Live & lead with more joy, freedom, and confidence!

There are no sessions scheduled.

workshops

Workshops

These 1-hour virtual workshops include themed, evidence-based breathwork, meditation, mindfulness training and social connection exercises. Participants will also explore the five dimensions of wellness and practical tools for connection and greater self-awareness.


Workshop dates (1 p.m.-2 p.m. for all dates below):
•    Wednesday, Nov 2
•    Wednesday, Nov 9
•    Wednesday, Nov 23
•    Wednesday, Dec 7