Why we should work towards a smoke-free campus

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Across the country, 65 universities are adopting a smoke free campus policy.

How to Thrive during the School Year

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            We know that studying can be stressful at times, and sometimes it feels like it’s taking up most of your days. With this week being THRIVE, we wanted to reach out and remind everyone that there are a many different ways to thrive on campus! Learning to balance your personal life and academics is really important to thriving. Here are some tips to help:

How to Survive Halloween Night

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It’s Halloween, and you know what that means: costumes, treats and lots of spooky fun. We understand that it’s time to unwind after midterms and before final season starts ramping up. Here are some tips to make sure you can enjoy Halloween safely:

Trouble with time management? Here are some tips to help you during this busy time.

We’re back from reading week and the term is officially halfway over. Midterms may still be approaching for some, or maybe you’re already gearing up for finals. On top of prepping for midterm or finals, you may also be juggling upcoming deadlines, co-op interviews, social obligations and more . . .

Flu Season is Coming!

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As the weather is getting colder, the flu season is upon us. In preparation for this, Health Services is hosting a number of vaccination clinics for the entire campus community. Here are some questions that you may have during this time:

What is the flu?

What is a Patient Flow Facilitator?

Patient Flow Facilitator

Ever wonder who those smiling faces are in those blue t-shirts at Health Services? They are Health Services’ Patient Flow Facilitators (PFF). We sat down with one of our PFFs, Ayesha Khan.

So tell us a little bit about yourself, what are you studying at UWaterloo?

I’m in my 4A in Health Studies, minoring in Gerontology.

Resolve Your Roommate Conflict

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Sometimes, you may have a bad day. Maybe you woke up late, or you didn’t do as well as you would have liked on an assignment. When we don’t feel our best, we may not act our best. Next thing you know, you’re lashing out at a roommate over a small thing. Things can happen, and you may say things you don’t mean. But now things are awkward between you two. What can you do?

Thinking about birth control?

girls chatting

There are many options available to prevent pregnancy and regulate your period.

Some options include:              

  • Oral contraceptive pill
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Depo provera injection
  • Intrauterine Contraception (IUD/IUS)

Condoms are also effective in preventing most sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

For more information about birth control options, visit sexandu.ca

Which birth control is best for me? How do I get birth control?

Noticing Signs of Distress in You and Your Friends

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Tips for practicing healthy habits and managing your health at university

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Starting a new chapter at university is an exciting time. There are lots of new things to learn academically, new things to try, and new people to meet. You also might be new to managing your health. There are many things to consider to keep yourself healthy. Keep reading for our top 10 ways to stay healthy while at university:

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