When weekend fun becomes a day-to-day problem for university students University is a place of new experiences, both academically and socially. Many students starting university have little to no knowledge around alcohol consumption. Most university cultures may influence students to drink but it is important that students, from first year to upper years, be aware […]

The program provides 24/7 mobile support for all students Due to a recent change in counsellors at the Wellness Centre, Mount Allison has introduced a new virtual counselling service for students. Mt. A is partnering with Morneau Shepell, a Canadian human resources and technology company, to introduce the Student Support Program (My SSP). This program […]

Why you’re falling asleep in your morning class Sleep contributes to our overall quality of life. It plays a role in many areas of our daily functioning. Unfortunately, for some people falling asleep and staying asleep can be very hard. Sleep can be disturbed by many factors such as stress, caffeine intake, alcohol consumption and […]

Wellness Centre offering flu vaccinations on campus Many people who don’t get their flu shot don’t realize how they are putting others, as well as themselves, at risk. Some people might be scared of needles, while others do not see the importance of the flu shot. Others may want to understand what they are putting […]

Self-examinations could save your life! The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) dedicates the month of October to breast cancer awareness. Many initiatives are done throughout the month to raise funds for breast cancer research and support for individuals affected by the disease. Donations made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation during the month of October will […]

Mount Allison University preparing for the legalization of Cannabis In light of the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, the Wellness Centre held an informative session called Get Up to Speed on Weed. The session was held on Sept. 24, with the goal of educating students, staff and members of the community. The session discussed […]

Relay for Life is a global movement to end cancer. Every year, students, families and friends come together to raise funds for cancer research, to celebrate cancer survivors and to remember those we’ve lost to the disease. Jason Thorpe, the Maritime Relay for Life youth coordinator of the Canadian Cancer Society, said “At the Canadian […]

Health Matters Society will provide free water bottles at Homecoming My name is Emilie Comfort and I’m the Mount Allison health intern this year. I am a fourth-year student completing a bachelor of science with a major in psychology and a minor in chemistry.  In my position, I work closely with the Wellness Centre’s registered […]