Hello and thank you for visiting the official Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) Wellness Week website! Wellness Week is a new initiative that seeks to highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle by providing educational and entertainment resources to students. Some events include: “The Puppy Room”, free massages, last minute study tips seminars, various speaker series and a free breakfast on Wednesday! These events and educational resources are all gathered under the umbrella of Wellness Week to reinforce the importance of living well to learn well while here at Brock. We have chosen to outline 5 major pillars of wellness to organize this awesome week! The pillars are as follows:

These pillars are integral to a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle while studying and during your journey at Brock. For more information on each pillar, please click the links above to see which events are being offered by BUSU and many other campus partners committed to health and wellness. Hopefully you will find a few services and on-campus events that can help you achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle while here at Brock!

Free Massages

Free Massages

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

Come out and enjoy a relaxing massage in Skybar Lounge. Brought to you by Student Health Services

Cupcakes on Campus

Cupcakes on Campus

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: ALL OVER!

The name says it all doesn’t it? If you’re on campus and in need of a pick me up, tweet something positive about Wellness Week using the hash tag #BeWellBU! BUSU staff and volunteers will try and find you and brighten your day with a cupcake and other treats! (Monday only, limited supplies so get on the twitter machine and spread the word!)

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

PUPPIES!! The Puppy Room is back at Brock and in a big way! Be sure to drop by to pet these therapeutic dogs between the hours of 10am and 7pm, Monday through Thursday in the Kenmore Centre near Lowenberger residence (see map).

Conversation Couch

Conversation Couch

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Thistle "Eye"

What do you get when you set up a quirky living room in a busy hallway and invited passers-by to have a conversation about life's big topics? The Conversation couch!

Pillow Fort Studying

Pillow Fort Studying

Time: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Location: Isaac's

How can Wellness Week make studying tolerable you ask? By encouraging students to study in a pillow fort, that’s how! Whether or not you are looking forward to studying for your finals and final projects or not, YOU GOTTA DO IT! So why not drop by Isaac’s with friends, order some comfort food and bring your work into the awesome pillow fort?! Disney movies will be played throughout the day!

Movie Night

Movie Night

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Isaac's

You may not be a movie buff... but it’s always nice to have something in the background on to study to! OR... if you’re in need of a break and a good laugh, Despicable Me 1 and 2 will be shown in Isaac’s on Monday night at 7:00pm! Also, popcorn will be available!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

PUPPIES!! The Puppy Room is back at Brock and in a big way! Be sure to drop by to pet these therapeutic dogs between the hours of 10am and 7pm, Monday through Thursday in the Kenmore Centre near Lowenberger residence (see map).

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

One of the biggest ways you can distress is through some form of self-expression. Art therapy encourages the expression of emotions in artistic media. We’ve got paint, we’ve got easels, all we need is you’re creative self!

Soups and Smoothies

Soups and Smoothies

Time: 12:00pm - Until we run out!
Location: Isaac's

Eating healthy is a HUGE part of LIVING healthy. So, BUSU is offering up some soup and Booster Juice smoothies in Skybar Lounge! Drop by and grab some health food to re-energize your mind and body.

Comedy Night

Comedy Night

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Isaac's

If you’ve ever been to a comedy night before, you know what a good time it is. We have three amazing comedians coming in to make you laugh! The show begins at 8pm and will be on until 11pm. Come by Isaac’s with some friends and escape from exams for a good time! Tickets are available at the door, and are $10, or $5 with Access Gold.

Nick Reynoldson


Barry Taylor

Pay What You Can Breakfast

Pay What You Can Breakfast

Time: 9am
Location: Isaac's

This event will be held in Isaac’s on Wednesday morning from 9am, until the food runs out! Pay what you can for a great cause, eat some great food, and have a great day! Brought to you by the Paul Hansell Foundation!

Pop Your Problems

Pop Your Problems

Time: 12pm
Location: In Front of Schmon Tower

Have something weighing you down? Something that stresses you out? Come write it on a balloon and we’ll release that burden!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

PUPPIES!! The Puppy Room is back at Brock and in a big way! Be sure to drop by to pet these therapeutic dogs between the hours of 10am and 7pm, Monday through Thursday in the Kenmore Centre near Lowenberger residence (see map).

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

This isn’t just ANY Open Mic… it’s the LAST ONE of this year! If you’ve never tried before, now is your chance! We have some talented musicians on campus and listening to their musical stylings is all you need to calm you down for a productive exam break!

Sign up to be one of our performers! Brought to you by the Paul Hansell Foundation!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

PUPPIES!! The Puppy Room is back at Brock and in a big way! Be sure to drop by to pet these therapeutic dogs between the hours of 10am and 7pm, Monday through Thursday in the Kenmore Centre near Lowenberger residence (see map).

Conversation Couch

Conversation Couch

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Thistle "Eye"

What do you get when you set up a quirky living room in a busy hallway and invited passers-by to have a conversation about life's big topics? The Conversation couch!

Wellness Cafe

Wellness Cafe

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: General Brock

GET the TOP 5-10 “take away” tips on health, wellness, mental health and study prep during exam time

Drop in and chat to a health professional, Brock staff and community partners about managing your wellness and prepping for exams!

Come get study tips from learning skills, mental health strategies and relaxation tips from the mental health nurse (Student Health Services) and counsellors (Student Development Centre-counselling), and health tips from our nurses.

We are here for you, so come talk about stress, study tips, nutrition during exam period, stretching, calming techniques, the truth about naps and so much more.

Pick up our tip sheets and most importantly talk to your Brock team!!!

Free Massages

Free Massages

10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Isaac's

Come out and enjoy a relaxing massage in Skybar Lounge. Brought to you by Student Health Services

Trivia's Night

Trivia Night

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

So you’re a wiz at trivial pursuit eh? We’re hosting our very first trivia night with some awesome prizes! Come out with a team of 5-8 friends – teams will battle to see who has the greatest knowledge. Because after all, knowledge is power!!! Food deal TBA shortly!

Last Jam Before Exams

Last Jam Before Exams

Time: 11:00pm
Location: Isaac's

This is the LAST ISAAC’S NIGHT of the 2013/ 2014 school year and the last Thursday to be out with your friends before the exam break! Enjoy some time dancing the night away with good friends at your on-campus bar!

Really Big Yoga Class

Really Big Yoga Class

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Walker Complex Dance Studio

This is your chance to be a part of the biggest yoga class you'll ever be a part of! Whether you do it because you're feeling stress, because you like the stretch, or simply because you find yoga relaxing, this event is for you. Mats will be available, but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Snakes and Lattes

Snakes and Lattes

Time: All Day
Location: General Brock

We're turning General Brock into a study lounge! Come out and enjoy some ambient background music, study, do assignments, or play some board games. While you`re here, help yourself to some free coffee & tea!

Nap Room

Nap Room

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: BUSU TR Room

Admit it, we’ve all fell asleep somewhere on campus we shouldn’t have! Whether you take your naps in the library, or couches in the Skybar Lounge… have we got a service for you! The Nap Room will be in the TR Room, which is located just between Skybar, and Skybar Lounge (see map). The room will be equipped with pillows, blankets, padded floors and couches to satisfy ALL of your napping needs!

Quote Wall

Quote Wall

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Mackenzie Chown A Block

Have an inspiring phrase? Need some inspiration? Come by the quote wall and share your personal quotes or life philosophy while taking some away.