The Peer Wellness Program offers a variety of drop-in 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  Location
February 1 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
March 16 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

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  Location
February 16  1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
March 8 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

Population health
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Adulting 101

Join our Peer Wellness Educators for a workshop on their tips and tricks on navigating adulting and university life, with a focus on the resources uOttawa has to offer. We will take you through essential adulting tips that will give you a little help on budgeting, 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  Location
February 9 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 90U Residence Wellness Lounge (90U 151)
February 15 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
February 16 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 90U Residence Wellness Lounge (90U 151)
March 9  1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

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  Location
February 2  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
March 15  1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

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: 

Date  Time  Location
January 26  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
April 6 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

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  Location
February 9  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
Harm reduction
weed

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  Location
February 9  1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
March 2 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

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  Location
January 25 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
April 5 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

Mental Health
bedroom

Bedtime Routine

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  Location
February 8  1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
March 1 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)

 

Mental Health
Students Painting

Art Therapy

The uOttawa Peer Wellness Program is partnering with Ottawa Art Therapy this semester. Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being. Join us for this group session!

Schedule: 

Date  Time  Location
February 7  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
February 28 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)
March 21 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Jock Turcot Wellness Lounge (UCU 203)