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:

  • 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:

  • Outreach events in Arts tunnel, residence, north concourse, and in the bowl
  • Health campaigns
  • Classroom presentations
  • Educational infographics and displays around campus
  • Student blog posts and health related tips on soical media
  • Playing interactive health focused games with students

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 at least 2-3 hours a week
  • Attend orientation on Thursday, September 6 (3:30pm-6:30pm) and Saturday, September 8 (9am-2pm)
  • Participate in general Peer Health meetings every Tuesday from 4pm-5pm where planning, sharing, and training take place
  • Attend group specific meetings

The majority of volunteering occurs between 9am and 2pm on weekdays. Occasionally volunteering occurs in the evenings and on the weekends.

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

Peer Health is now accepting volunteer applications for Winter Term 2.

Health Promotion Team

Health Education Coordinator

Rita Hanoski, who oversees our Health Promotion Team

Student Coordinators

Daisy Houle and Evan Seebach

Group Facilitators

  • Healthy Connections - Sarah Kelb
  • Healthy Lifestyles - Danielle Van De Kerckhove
  • Invisible Disabilities - Prabhdeep Singh
  • Mental Wellness - Elizabeth Waslen
  • Parents on Campus - Kayla Madder and Maryury Carranza
  • Sexual Wellness - Delilah Kamuhanda
  • What's Your Cap? - Melissa Wilson

Volunteers

Our Peer Health volunteers