Posts for Current graduate students

How to Survive Halloween Night

Halloween safety rules

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!

tissue and tea

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

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

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:

UW Co-op Connection: Combatting Loneliness While on Co-op

skiing students

Marina Angel, a 3rd year co-op student, shares her story with loneliness on co-op and how she combated isolation. Loneliness is a common feeling for university students, and can affect your mental wellness and ability to cope in new environments. Learn more about Co-op Connection and how you can stay connected to campus.

Welcome wellness into your new school year

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Tips from Campus Wellness for leading a better-balanced lifestyle

Trans Health Care

pride flag outside

To serve our transgender student health needs at the University of Waterloo, Health Services provides inclusive Transgender care. Transgender primary care at Health Services is offered by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, & dietician. Our staff have the specific training, knowledge, and skills necessary for providing best-practice focused care for transgender and gender diverse patients. Services provided at the clinic encompass general health care and assessments, referrals for surgery, hormone therapy, nutrition services and mental health support.


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