News for Current students

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Reminder: Counselling Services locations are closed on Tuesday, January 28

Counselling Services locations will be closed on Tuesday, January 28. Counselling offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 29. Health Services remains open. 
If you experience a mental health crisis, please refer to the following emergency services and contacts:

General emergency contacts

  • UW Police 519-888-4567 ext 22222
  • or 9-1-1

Hospital information

Monday, January 27, 2020

Latest Update - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Campus Wellness will continue to closely monitor the situation and will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.  

We will continue to take extra precautions to monitor for the virus and have special protocols in place here at Health Services.

More information can be found on our January 22, 2020 news update.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Important Update - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

In January 2020, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan, China. The situation is rapidly evolving and UWaterloo Health Services, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, Public Health Ontario, along with the Ministry of Health, is closely monitoring the outbreak, conducting surveillance and appropriate laboratory testing, and providing public health and infection control guidance. There are no direct flights from Wuhan, China to international airports in Ontario.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Important Update – LifeLabs Revel Data Breach

LifeLabs has disclosed that it has recently suffered a cyberattack that might compromise the personal information of over 15 million customers, with the majority of those being from B.C. and Ontario.

According to the announcement: the cyberattack “involved unauthorized access to our computer systems with customer information that could include name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Teaching to Make an Impact

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The importance of health and wellness in the classroom is something Cealan Wang works hard to achieve. Wang, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (2019), knows that creating a healthy and engaging learning environment goes beyond simply giving information.

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