Wellness and academic resources

There are a variety of resources to support students throughout their time at the University of Waterloo. This page features some of the resources that students may find helpful.

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Campus Wellness

Campus Wellness supports all students at the University of Waterloo. They provided a variety of primary medical care and mental health services through appointments and workshops.

Did you know there are also counsellors specific to the Faculty of Science? You can learn more about them on the science counselling services page.

Campus Wellness also provides mental health training for those who are interested to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and assist in early intervention.

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Student Success Office (SSO)

The Student Success Office provides support for academic and personal success, in addition to resources for international students and study abroad/exchange support.

Check out their various workshops, Student Leadership Program, or Global Experience Certificate.

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Assignment Planner

Several services across campus have come together to create an assignment planner which can help students break down projects and assignments into manageable steps based on due dates. Have a lab report due in the near future, but you're not sure how long it will take or when you should get started? Try out this planning tool! 

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There are a variety of services available for students looking for extra help on specific courses. There are drop-in tutoring sessions around campus and TutorConnect can help you find a tutor for a specific course. There is also a Supported Learning Group (SLG) for BIOL 130.

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Science Transition Coach

The Science Student Transition Coach is a resource to help with adjusting to university as well as life in Canada. You can book an appointment through email to talk about goal setting, managing deadlines, homesickness, English resources, and navigating Canadian culture.

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AccessAbility Services

AccessAbility Services provide academic support for University of Waterloo students who have both permanent and temporary disabilities. AccessAbility Services provides a range of direct support, referral, and facilitation for students.

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Writing Resources

There are online and on campus writing resources to help students in summarizing, citing information, and writing in their own words.

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Waterloo Residences

Waterloo Residences have supports for students living both on-campus and off-campus. From Don support to academics in rez, students living on campus have access to a variety of supports.

Have a place off-campus? There are several services provided to assist students in finding housing, review leases, and receive advice.

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MATES is a peer-support service for the undergraduate student population. MATES Peer Support Volunteers support students experiencing social and academic challenges as well as low-level mental health concerns and stress. The MATES team consists of trained student volunteers who are knowledgeable about various on and off-campus resources and can assist students in navigating these services. A MATES session lasts for one hour maximum. No concern is too small to make an appointment! We are here to support you and be a listening ear. 

Support sessions are available in the following languages: Cantonese, English, Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, and Urdu.  

You can email mates@wusa.ca to book an appointment.

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Looking to get active? Athletics and Recreation have several options for students looking to improve their physical health. Try out an instructional fitness class, join an intramural team, participate in a pick up sport or bring your skates to the CIF Arena! Don’t forget to download the Warrior Rec Mobile App to view schedules.  

What to get started but not sure how? The Move Your Mind program can help students find an activity suitable to their interests, needs, and goals. There is an option to participate in an activity with a peer-volunteer to help students feel comfortable with the activity.

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Science Computing

The Science Computing Helpdesk offers a variety of services, including maintenance of undergraduate computing labs, solving software- and hardware-related issues, and dealing with account-related problems.

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