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Did you know we offer Interpretation Services?

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The University of Waterloo is proud to have such a diverse student population. We have students from all over Canada, and even the world. In fact, 20% of our undergraduates and 40% of our graduate students are international.

What are SMART goals and how to set them

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New goals can be exciting. You’re ready to make changes to improve yourself, you’re motivated to do what you’ve got to do to achieve this goal—so how do you get there? As we all know, New Year’s resolutions can be difficult to stick with, especially after the magic of the holidays wears off and life gets busy again. A great way to stick to goals that you want to achieve this year, is through practicing SMART goal setting!

What are SMART goals? SMART goals are a strategically thought out goals that are framed for success. SMART stands for…

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?

Welcome wellness into your new school year

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Tips from Campus Wellness for leading a better-balanced lifestyle

Trans Health Care

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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.

Our Family Health Clinic

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One of the many services offered at UW’s Health Services is the Family Health Clinic. This clinic was created to support family members of registered University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctorates. This clinic provides family members (parents, spouses, children) their primary health care (prenatal, well child, chronic illness management, urgent illness) so they are not left having to seek routine care provision through emergency rooms and walk-in clinics.

How to make a nutritious smoothie

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What makes a healthy smoothie?

Smoothies can be as simple or as complex as you would like, but they also vary widely in their nutrition. A nutritious smoothie should include a variety of nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals and include whole foods like vegetables and fruits. Be mindful of store-bought smoothies which can include processed ingredients such as syrups, concentrated fruit sugars, or sweetened dairy products. 

5- Minute Warrior Workout

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Take a 5 minute study break outside to try this 5 minute warrior workout!

Healthy snack ideas for study sessions

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Snacking on the right foods can help keep your body and brain well-fuelled during a busy day. You can prevent a mid-day energy crisis or a loss of concentration during that late-night study session by including a power-providing snack to keep you focused. Sugary or starchy foods, like cookies, crackers or candies will give you an immediate energy boost but can leave you feeling drowsy and sluggish after an hour or two. 

The Seven Pillars of Self-Care

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Self-care is a broadly used term to describe what people do for themselves to maintain health and prevent or deal with illness. International Self Care Day is July 24th but of course focusing on our wellness is something that is important in all aspects of our life every day!

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