The Wellness Den is a student space on campus that features weekly, drop-in wellness opportunities to support learning and success. Open to all UTM students. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre.
Drop by for a visit - Located in Room 2077A, Davis Building.
Wellness 101: Create your own Wellness Log
Wednesdays (once a month) | 12 - 1 pm | DV 2077A
- February 1
- March 22
- April 5
Facilitated by upper-year Peer Mentors
This peer-facilitated interactive workshop introduces students to wellness strategies that they can integrate into their daily routine. Students are provided with tools to help them track their daily habits, recognize patterns of behaviours that may be impacting their overall wellbeing, and set achievable wellness goals. You will be provided with an opportunity to meet with an upper-year Peer Mentor for personalized support and strategy development. Don't put this off...register today!
Wellness 101: Financial Peace of Mind 101
*Thu, Feb 2* | 12 - 1 pm | DV 2077A
Led by Dr. Radha Maharaj, Sessional Instructor, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT)
Dr. Radha Maharaj (Dr. M) has a PhD in Economics and currently teaches at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at UTM. Dr. M is the creator of ELLY, a new pedagogical approach to teaching financial literacy at the undergraduate level. This approach bridges creative expression and financial education. Dr. M is also the author of The Kidonomics Series (TKS), a book series for young children which is aimed at cultivating healthy financial behavioral at an early age.
Participants will examine the fundamentals of establishing a solid financial foundation in this module. We will investigate the theoretical and behavioral knowledge which are necessary to achieve a positive net worth in a rapidly changing world. Participants will draft their short, medium, and long-term needs and explore budgeting and debt reduction strategies that are pertinent to their current stage of life. Don't put this off...register today!
Wellness 101: Understanding Sexual Violence and Consent Culture
Wed, Feb 8 | 12 - 1 pm | DV 2077A
Led by Sexual Violence Response Coordinators, Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre (SVPSC)
The SVPSC works to create a campus environment where all members of the University community can study, work and live free from sexual violence. Established as part of the University of Toronto’s Action Plan on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence, the Centre has locations on each campus to help students, staff and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment access support, services and accommodations.
This virtual workshop provides an overview of key concepts related to consent, and building-up a consent culture on campus within a sexual context and beyond. Using role-play, discussions, and polls, the facilitators share tangible tools participants can use to recognize the role of consent as it relates to their social identity, talk about consent with peers, as well as intervene in situations where consent is not being upheld. The training also equips attendees with relevant resource information including the Centre’s role. Don't put this off...register today!
Wellness 101: Dealing with Academic Stress
Wed, Mar 22 | 12 - 1 pm | DV 2077A
Led by Peter Snow, Counsellor, Health & Counselling Centre
Many students feel pressured to excel academically and this can start to seep into how we think and feel about ourselves and our future. It's easy to become overwhelmed with the many academic demands we feel from our families, our peers, our classes and ultimately ourselves. Any kind of long terms stress can have a negative influence on our mental and physical well-being. This workshop is designed to discuss how academic stress can impact our well-being and provides strategies and exercises to move us toward becoming less stressed! Don't put this off...register today!
Wellness 101: Sustainability and Wellness
Wed, Mar 29 | 12 - 1 pm | DV 2077A
Led by UTM Sustainability Office
Led by Samantha DiIorio, UTM Sustainability Office. Samantha is responsible for coordinating the Sustainability Office’s programs and initiatives, supporting the implementation of UTM’s Sustainability Strategic Plan, and reporting to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). She brings valuable experience from her roles at the City of Mississauga, developing and implementing the City’s Climate Change Action Plan, and Urban Agriculture Strategy. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors for a Hamilton not-for-profit, Green Venture. Samantha is a graduate of UTM’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) program and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University. Samantha deeply cares about the planet and strongly believes we all have a responsibility to take care of it
Sustainability isn’t just about the health and well-being of the planet, it’s also about the health and well-being of people. Join UTM’s Sustainability Office for a facilitated session using the book All We Can Save Feel Circle as a guide. Open up through meaningful discussion, discuss solutions to cope with climate anxiety, and feel supported by other students. Don't put this off...register today!