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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?

Campus Wellness services available for you

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Welcome back for another term at University of Waterloo. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

Campus Wellness: Wellness Services to Support You

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Welcome, new and returning Warriors! Campus Wellness is excited to be here to support you as you come back to campus or are just arriving for the first time. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

Single and Sexy celebrates 30 years of performances during Orientation week

2018 S&S cast

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of Single and Sexy. Single and Sexy is a play produced by Campus Wellness and supported by various departments and community organizations. The play replaces the traditional orientation lecture, with a high energy, entertaining, non-judgmental, powerful presentation of scenarios and attitudes first-year students may witness or experience.

Strategies for dealing with stress

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Whether it is a deadline or an important life event, we all experience stress from time to time.

FAQs about the flu and the flu shot

Flu virus

With cold and flu season coming up, you might be wondering whether or not to get a flu shot this year. The answer is yes! Health Services provides flu clinics in October and November to help make it easy and convenient to get your flu vaccine and help stop the spread of influenza.

What is Influenza?

Making friends as an introvert

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While many people look forward to the start of the school term as a time of new beginnings and to meet new people, for an introvert this time can be quite difficult. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, an introvert is a person for whom social situations can be difficult due to their shy nature. The idea of meeting new people, remembering new names, and trying to make new friends can cause stress and anxiety. Here are some ways to help reduce the stress of making new friends:

Campus Wellness is here for you

People in the waiting area at Counselling Services

Welcome, new and returning Warriors! Campus Wellness is excited to be here to support you as you come back to campus or are just arriving for the first time. Here’s an overview of some of the Campus Wellness services you can access as a University of Waterloo student:

Optimizing your room for sleep success

Red alarm clock

Sleep has been proven to be a factor in academic success. According to a study from the University of Rome La Sapienza, students who get consistent sleep have a better capacity for learning and consequently better academic performance. As you are moving into your new rooms next week, whether they are on or off-campus, consider the following tips for setting up your room for sleep success:

Managing emotions in difficult situations

Person holding tea in front of computer

It’s the night before your exam, and you’ve been studying for longer than you’d care to admit. You can’t focus on the page anymore but you feel like you need to keep going. You feel unprepared, anxious, and afraid of failing. In this situation, your emotions might take over causing you distress. 

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