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Monday, January 27, 2020

Latest 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.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Teaching to Make an Impact

students talking

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.

Friday, October 4, 2019

2019 flu vaccination clinic dates now available

tissue box in clinic

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:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Students Create Religiously Relevant Support for Students

Ayane Kawe May Wellness Champion

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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wellness Collaborative Launch Event Coming Up On June 25

People collaborating in a meeting room

The Wellness Collaborative is the cross-campus partnership to move the Okanagan Charter and Healthy Workplace Statement into action. All members of the University of Waterloo community are invited to attend this free event. The agenda runs 9:00 am - 11:30 am with informal networking and refreshments starting at 8:30 a.m.

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