Peer Health Peer Health

Students that are passionate about student health, want to make a difference on campus, and address health issues that impact student well-being.

Address
Marquis 104, 1 Campus Dr.

Renew Your View

#RenewYourView on substance use and addictions!
September 24th - October 1st

This online Peer Health campaign is about changing how we look at and talk about substance use. It is about overcoming stigma through our language. Peer Health addresses stigma associated with substance use and addictions. Follow @peerhealthusask on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about our events and how you can win up to $1000 in prizes!

Many chances to win:

  • Play Bingo
  • Respond to a Renew Your View fact
  • Like and share our posts
  • Create your own post about addictions

All entries will be tallied and prizes will be announced to winners by October 9th. All prizes will be electronic and will support local businesses.

Thank you to the Canadian Center on Substance use and Addictions for their support.

Who we are

Peer Health are students dedicated to promoting health on the U of S Saskatoon campus and are passionate about the health issues that impact student well-being. Peer Health works within the Be Well framework in the following seven specialties:

  • Harm reduction: Alcohol moderation and substance use
  • Healthy connections
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Invisible disabilities
  • Mental wellness
  • Parents on campus
  • Sexual wellness

Mission and goals

Peer Health holds the following mission and goals:

  • Promote a better and safer quality of life by helping students develop health knowledge and skills
  • Provide evidence based promotion programs built around current science, research, and practices
  • Enhance student leadership, development, and personal growth

Promotion on campus

Peer Health promotes health on campus in ways including:

  • Health campaigns
  • On-line and Classroom presentations
  • Educational infographics, student blogs, and social media health tips
  • Student blog  and social media posts and health tips
  • On-line social events that provide opportunities for students to meet others
  • Outreach events in various campus locations (on-hold)

Volunteer with us

As a Peer Health volunteer you will learn about student health issues, meet new people, develop friendships, feel part of a greater campus community, and gain hands on experience and skill development.

Expectations of our volunteers:

  • Available to volunteer for 2 hours a week
  • Complete on-line orientation
  • Participate in weekly Peer Health meetings.  These will be on-line using Webex
  • Contribute to Peer Health programming through health promotion group planning, research, resource creation and peer to peer outreach
  • You do not need to be in Saskatoon to participate.

Fall, 2021 will be a term of new experiences and programming.  Your ideas, energy. and contributions are valuable as we navigate through COVID-19

Peer Health is a university-approved program for the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). The volunteers that fulfill the requirements set by Peer Health have the opportunity to have their Peer Health volunteering added to their Co-Curricular Record. 

Health Promotion Team

Health Education Coordinator

Rita Hanoski

Student Coordinator

Evan Seebach

Social Media Coordinator

Elizabeth Waslen

 

Student Facilitators

  • Justin Mateverde
  • Makda Sengal
  • Roha Shahzad
  • Nicole Reyes
  • Alysha Bachinski
  • Samantha Bohay
  • Kelly de Geest
  • Shawna Langer
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Volunteers

Our Peer Health volunteers