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 not accepting volunteer applications for Fall Term 1 at this time.

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