However you choose to move, the most important part is that you do! We spoke with Robbyn Hesch, Donna Rheams and Adam Steeves from the Department of Athletics and Recreation about the importance of active living and the wellness initiatives they’re leading.
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.
The change of seasons often brings an influenza outbreak. Although influenza activity generally peaks around January, it takes the body about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies that will protect against influenza virus infection. For that reason, it's important to get vaccinated before the seasonal outbreak, especially if you fall into the high risk category.
Students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to get their influenza vaccination through Health Services at one of the following dates:
Ayana Kawe’s drive to find support for Muslim students leads to creation of two Muslim chaplain positions
Ayana Kawe has been a part of an innovative initiative to bring about positive change in our campus community. Ayana provided leadership to establish the Muslim Chaplaincy Waterloo, with support from the University of Waterloo Chaplains’ Association, to provide services that are sensitive to the Muslim student experience. The Chaplains provide on-campus care sessions free of charge to those who need it.