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.

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

Volunteers

Our Peer Health volunteers