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.

Drop-In Peer Support

Email peerhealthdropin@gmail.com during any of the times listed below to schedule a completely confidential and online talk with one of our trained Peer Health volunteers.

Monday: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00-3:00pm
Thursday: 1:00-3:00pm
Friday: 1:00-2:00pm

Drop-in Peer Support is free, confidential, and a non-judgmental environment. Provided by Peer Health.

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 Eellness
  • 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
  • Online and classroom presentations
  • Educational infographics, student blogs, and social media health tips
  • Student blog and social media posts and health tips
  • Online 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 online orientation
  • Participate in weekly Peer Health meetings. These will be online 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.

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

Volunteers

Our Peer Health volunteers