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: 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

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

Nap Room

Nap Room

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

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background!

Wellness Week Table

Wellness Week Table

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: MC A Block

BUSU will be set up in Mackenzie Chown A Block with activities like PostSecret (an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard), a Punching Bag (available for students who'd like to take out their feelings in a physical way), and more information on the Pillars of Wellness Week.

Sex Talk @ Isaac's

Sex Talk @ Isaac's

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar and Grill

MNFB @ Isaac's

Monday Night Football @ Isaac's

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar and Grill

Come enjoy a $4.50 tallboy of Bud or Budlight and watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the New Orleans Saints!

Nap Room

Nap Room

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

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

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

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Kenmore Centre for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

Wellness Week Table

Wellness Week Table

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: MC A Block

BUSU will be set up in Mackenzie Chown A Block with activities like PostSecret (an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard), a Punching Bag (available for students who'd like to take out their feelings in a physical way), and more information on the Pillars of Wellness Week.

Eco Cocoa

Eco Cocoa

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Front of Schmon Tower

Come out and grab some fair trade, vegan hot chocolate courtesy of OPIRG when you bring a resusable coffee/travel mug. Eco will be selling our Ecozies at this event. For $10 you can purchase a student-made crochet mug sleeve designed to reduce waste from double cupping and paper cup sleeves. All proceeds go towards funding our future initiatives.
We will also be selling Movember mugs at this event with all proceeds going towards BUSU's Movember campaign. Come support a great cause!

Soups & Smoothies for the Soul

Soups & Smoothies for the Soul

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

Pre-Exam blues have you down? Come to Isaac’s for some feel good food. We’ll be serving pineapple smoothies and soup. Come on in and warm up.

July Talk

July Talk

Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

Nap Room

Nap Room

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

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

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

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Kenmore Centre for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

Wellness Week Table

Wellness Week Table

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: MC A Block

BUSU will be set up in Mackenzie Chown A Block with activities like PostSecret (an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard), a Punching Bag (available for students who'd like to take out their feelings in a physical way), and more information on the Pillars of Wellness Week.

Eco Cocoa

Eco Cocoa

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Front of Schmon Tower

Come out and grab some fair trade, vegan hot chocolate courtesy of OPIRG when you bring a resusable coffee/travel mug. Eco will be selling our Ecozies at this event. For $10 you can purchase a student-made crochet mug sleeve designed to reduce waste from double cupping and paper cup sleeves. All proceeds go towards funding our future initiatives.
We will also be selling Movember mugs at this event with all proceeds going towards BUSU's Movember campaign. Come support a great cause!

Comedy Night @ Isaac's

Comedy Night @ Isaac's

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

Nap Room

Nap Room

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

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background!

Wellness Week Table

Wellness Week Table

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: MC A Block

BUSU will be set up in Mackenzie Chown A Block with activities like PostSecret (an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard), a Punching Bag (available for students who'd like to take out their feelings in a physical way), and more information on the Pillars of Wellness Week.

Art Therapy with Alana

Art Therapy with Alana @ Skybar Lounge

Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

Relieve stress by being creative. Again this year we will be hosting Art Therapy in Isaac’s. Paint the blank canvases with what you’re feeling and let it all out.

Threesome Thursdays: Ugly Sweater Party

Threesome Thursdays: Ugly Sweater Party

Time: 9:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

Come out to the last Isaac’s Night of the 2013 calendar and show off your holiday spirit by wearing the ugliest holiday sweater you can possible find! This is a great way to end your week with a bang and have one last night out before you hit the books!

Jersey Day

Jersey Day

Time: All Day
Location: Brock University

Wear your favourite sports jersey on November 28th to support the impact sport and physical activity has on our lives, in addition to the fantastic athletes and intramural programs at Brock. We want to draw attention to Sports Day in Canada and support physical activity its benefits. Those who we spot in the hallways wearing a jersey in support will be entered into a draw to win some awesome prizes! Winners will be announced at the Men’s Hockey game that night. You must be in attendance to win!

Free Massages

Free Massages

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

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

Nap Room

Nap Room

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

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background!

Men's Hockey Game

Men's Hockey Game

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:

Wear you best jersey as you cheer on our Men’s Hockey team against York. Celebrate sport by wearing your favourite hockey, football, baseball, soccer, or other jersey! We will be giving our prizing to individuals for jerseys that are unique, old, and just plain awesome. So make sure you wear’em! Show your pride for your favourite sport and Brock by sporting (pun intended) your favourite jersey! Buses leave from Isaac’s at 6:00pm.

All Ages Tight N' Bright

All Ages Tight N' Bright

Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

  • Mental Wellness

    The prevalence of Mental Health issues in post-secondary institutions is well documented. We have all heard the statistic that 1 in 5 students in Canada are now dealing with some form of Mental Health challenge. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression or any other strain on your ability to be mentally well… It is important to ask questions, seek help, and know the warning signs so you are able to spot some Mental Health challenges that other students may be facing.

  • Physical Wellness

    The old adage, “a healthy body makes a healthy mind” is TRUE! In order to study well, you have to be sure that you are exercising at least an hour a day and eating well! This means a healthy diet, plenty of exercise AND a well-balanced diet. There are a TONNE of accessible and fun fitness programs on campus and ALL are open and no-additional charge to students!

  • Emotional Wellness

    Emotional Wellness is not limited to how you’re feeling at this moment and time; happy, sad, mad, scared… Emotional Wellness also speaks to your support systems, relationships, family life, motivation and a number of other factors that play a huge in determining your success here at Brock. It is important to remember that although you may be in school and taking hours out of your day to cram in the library – it is equally important get out and meet new people, build new relationships and value old ones. There is a place for everyone on this campus!

  • Spiritual Wellness

    It is important to note that although religion plays a huge role in spirituality, it is not the only mechanism of channeling your inner self. There are many ways to get in touch with your spirituality. Whether you are supporting a faith, exploring new faiths, getting in touch with your roots or joining us for a morning meditation lesson… spirituality is something that many students turn to for guidance, support and emission.

  • Lifestyle Wellness

    Last but not least, it is important to encompass a healthy lifestyle into your holistic wellness. Albeit a more ambiguous concept, Lifestyle Wellness is equally important. Lifestyle Wellness includes everything from your daily routine, to how you cope with stress, to how clean your room is. It is impossible to be organized, healthy and successful if you are not acting as a mature adult at home! This means respecting yourself, your roommates, your neighbors and your body!

Jennifer is a dietician in the community. She will talk about healthy eating especially during exams.

Date
Monday, November 25th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room
Sankey Chambers
Physical Wellness

A-Z Learning Services provides free academic support for all Brock students to help them achieve their full potential. This 30-minute session will help students prepare better for ANY exam, especially those that involve short answer or short essay questions! Get tips on preparing and writing short-answer and essay exam questions for both regular and take-home exams. Please go to our website for more information on the Drop-in Learning Center and free academic workshops.

Date
Monday, November 25th
Time
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room
ST 230
Lifestyle Wellness

Most students experience some anxiety around exams. It’s quite normal to feel some anxiety when both studying for and/or taking a test. However, anxiety becomes problematic when it is excessive and when it consistently interferes with optimal performance. Test anxiety manifests in different ways for different individuals. Therefore, it is important for students to recognize various manifestations of test anxiety, and if necessary, to implement appropriate coping strategies.

More Information:
http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/strategies/learning-studying/exam-anxiety
http://www.brocku.ca/blogs/academic-advising/2011/12/12/december-is-here/

Date
Tuesday, November 26th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room
Sankey Chambers
Mental Wellness

Do you know why you’re at university? Is it just about getting a degree and finding a job after you graduate? Most students want their life to have meaning and a purpose. But university life is often so fast-paced that there is little time to consider what this meaning and purpose could be. This is why also taking care of your spiritual wellbeing is so important. If you’re spiritually unhealthy, your physical, emotional, and intellectual health will inevitably suffer as well. How can you maintain and improve your spiritual health while you’re at Brock? One way is to join a club or clubs that will help you shift your focus to projects that are much larger than your own narrow personal interests, projects that will improve the life of others, both locally and even internationally. Bishop Desmond Tutu, the great champion of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa, often refers to the African idea of Ubuntu in this regard: “People are people through other people.” It’s when you isolate yourself from the rest of the university community that you put your spiritual health at risk and that you eventually begin to doubt whether life has any meaning.

Date
Tuesday, November 26th
Time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room
TA 309
Spiritual Wellness

The beginning and the end of term bring their own stressors and they are not all academic. In September of your first year you might have wondered if you would make friends and fit in and by December you might have been trying to figure out how to manage the break having less contact with that special someone you met. Fortunately there are stress handles that work with any source of stress. Come see what helps.

More Information
http://counseling.uchicago.edu/page/virtual-pamphlet-collection-stresswellness

Date
Wednesday, November 27th
Time
10:00am - 11:00am
Room
TA 309
Mental Wellness

Dr. Warsi, our psychiatrist & Debbie MacCulloch our mental health nurse, will discuss their role with student health services. They will speak about mental health and answer questions about when to get help, the process and the resources available on and off campus.

Date
Wednesday, November 27th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room
Sankey Chambers
Mental Wellness

A-Z Learning Services provides free academic support for all Brock students to help them achieve their full potential. Each (2) 30-minute session provides students with tips and tricks on how to study for exams, even last minute! It’s important to remember that studying in advance is always your best bet, however, if this just isn’t an option, check this session out for some tips on how to get it done and save yourself the stress! It's not too late! In one simple session, learn helpful and practical tips on how to study and prepare for your exams when time is running out. Please go to our website for more information on the Drop-in Learning Center and free academic workshops.

Date
Wednesday, November 27th
Time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room
ST 230
Mental Wellness


Ryan will discuss his motivation and drive that leads him in his passion.

About Ryan: Ever since my father and i cycled across Canada at age 13, it has been a dream to turn my passion for two wheels into my purpose in life. That drive has lead me to the world’s most extreme cycling challenges, including Ironman, the 4,418 km Tour Divide (the longest and toughest mountain bike race in the world), the 4,851 km Race Across America (considered the toughest sporting event in the world by Outside magazine), a 25,000 km tour down the Pan American Highway (the longest road in the world, stretching from Alaska to Argentina), and nearly cripple myself on an 7-day stationary cycling world record attempt. The list goes on!

Date
Thursday, November 28th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room
Sankey Chambers
Mental Wellness

This meeting will give students an opportunity to meet one of the counseling staff and learn about what the process and goals are for counselling students at Brock University. Students will be encouraged to interact with the counselor and further their understanding of the counseling process.

Date
Thursday, November 28th
Time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room
TH 248
Mental Wellness

Develop Your Argument



APA Referencing

A-Z Learning Services provides free academic support for all Brock students to help them achieve their full potential. Each (2) 30-minute session helps students plan out their thesis and develop their argument effectively in order to enhance the overall effectiveness of their essay writing skills! There will also be a brief recap of APA referencing and a guide to referencing styles here at Brock University. Please go to our website for more information on the Drop-in Learning Center and free academic workshops.

Date
Friday, November 29th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room
ST 230
Mental Wellness













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