University may mean living on your own, but it doesn’t mean you’ve got to fend for yourself. Whether you need help with finances, counselling or a doctor’s appointment, we’ve got resources for every dimension of wellness.
We know that you can only do your best when you're feeling your best, so student wellness is a priority at Laurier. Our goal is to provide you with seamless, coordinated care and collaborative services. Our staff are professional, compassionate and provide respectful personal care.
There's a strong relationship between healthy bodies and healthy minds.
In addition to our health services, we offer programming that deals with other aspects of your physical health, including nutrition, exercise and sleep – all things that affect student success.
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Mental health is a continuum, and you may find yourself in different places on that continuum throughout your university career. We recognize the need for unique supports that help you no matter what point you're at on your mental health continuum.
For students with ongoing or first-time mental health challenges, we have a mental health nurse and case manager. We also have a Mental Health Education Group that works to develop strategic initiatives that empower students to create innovative, peer-to-peer mental health programming.
Financial wellness is an important element of your overall health, because students experiencing financial challenges may experience elevated anxiety and stress.
It's our goal to assist all Laurier students in becoming more financially literate and educated.
With special constables conducting foot, bike and vehicle patrols of our campuses around the clock, and video surveillance cameras monitoring many of our buildings, student safety is our priority.
Both campuses offer a safewalk service, Foot Patrol, provided by student volunteers to ensure you get home safely, and we also offer a mobile safety application, SAFEHawk.
Foot Patrol provides thousands of safe walks home every year. No walk is too short or too long!
Laurier is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and because we truly value the diversity among our students, we recognize their unique needs. Operating from a social justice framework, Laurier offers numerous services, supports and opportunities for our students to get involved.
Our Indigenous Student Centres (one on each campus) are not only places where Indigenous students can connect with their heritage, but are also places of education for the broader Laurier community.
The Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion advocates for the equitable treatment of everyone, regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, religion, age, ability or socio-economic background.
At Laurier, we are committed to fostering a university culture where:
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