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Week of Wellness

April 3 - April 24

We understand that this time of year can be stressful for students, your wellness is our number one priority. That’s why we have put together helpful activities and initiatives to support you. Check out everything we have to offer during SAMU’s Week of Wellness. 
INFORMATIVE VIDEOS | FREEBIES | $3,000 IN PRIZES

WEEK OF WELLNESS

Join us April 4-8, as we celebrate Week of Wellness. VP Student Life, Thomas Cross-Trush interviewed various Samu and MacEwan departments to provide you with an overview of all the wellness-related services available to students.
 
WEEK OF WELLNESS PARTNERS
Check out the following videos to better educate yourself on services and offers available to improve your student experience.
TARYN WICIJOWSKI | MACEWAN UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE | INTERVIEW
 The MacEwan University Health Centre is a unique collaboration between the University of Alberta, the Department of Family Medicine, and MacEwan University. 
They aim to promote healthy living through preventative health and education as well as looking after all your routine, acute, and chronic health care needs. 
To learn more about MacEwan University Health Centre, visit www.muhealth.ca
 
AMELIA ALTMIKS | SAMU COMMUNITY ASSISTANT | INTERVIEW
SAMU Programs

ECO Program aims to help create a healthy campus culture that educates, motivates, and empowers students to create community and sustain positive change personally, locally, and globally.

To learn more about SAMU programs, Click here

LAUREN RUNDELL | SAMU WELL-BEING ASSISTANT | INTERVIEW
SAMU Programs

SAMU Programs aims to help create a healthy campus culture that focuses on mental health resources, stress relief and student wellness through a number of initiatives throughout the academic year.

To learn more about SAMU programs, Click here
 
LAYTON BYAM | SAMU PEER SUPPORT ASSISTANT | INTERVIEW
SAMU Services
Peer Support is a confidential space where students can talk about their troubles in a safe environment. Our trained volunteers can help students work through concerns which may include: school stress, relationship troubles, mental health, thoughts of suicide.
They can also help students access resources from MacEwan University and the Edmonton area to support their needs. To help reduce barriers to accessing mental health support, students can request when booking an appointment to talk to a Peer Support Volunteer who identifies with the 2SLGBTQ+ or BIPOC communities.
To learn more about SAMU services, Click here
 
RIM BARBER | SAMU FOOD SUPPORT ASSISTANT | INTERVIEW
SAMU Food Services
SAMU understands it’s hard to operate on an empty stomach. To ensure you have the sustenance you need to start your day, SAMU’s Breakfast Club offers free healthy breakfast for participating students on a weekly basis.
During our online Breakfast Club, hours of 9 am – 11 am, simply fill out this form to receive a gift card to a local restaurant to get your fill of free breakfast!
The Pantry
The SAMU Pantry is a confidential food service that students can access once every two weeks to receive a hamper with approximately 10 to 12 days worth of non-perishable food items. The SAMU Pantry hampers can accommodate a variety of dietary needs including Halal, Vegan, and Vegetarian. The Pantry is available to all eligible MacEwan University students.

WELLNESS BAGS

FIND US AROUND CAMPUS ON APRIL 4TH AND 5TH TO GET YOUR FREE WELLNESS BAG!

Each wellness bag includes wellness items: bath fizzers, herbal tea, solid hand-lotion, snacks, and more!

FINALS WELLNESS CHALLENGE

SAMU WELLNESS CHALLENGE IS LIVE | $3000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON

We will be posting a new challenge each Monday from April 4-24th.  

Note: Each registrant has until the following Monday to complete the challenge. Each player can win up to $60 in Guusto gift cards.

Click to register | Limited Seats Available 

Want to be notified of the upcoming challenges? Sign up for our notification form below.
Winners will be announced here on April 27, then emailed their prize. Lookout for your name. Good luck!

Details

Start:
April 3
End:
April 24
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