Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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Nap Room   |   Crash Course Cooking   |   Student Breakfast Club   |   Farm Fresh   |   Fresh Fruit Fridays   |   Brush It Off   |   Weekly Mindfulness Drop-in

The BCIT Student Association is dedicated to supporting student health and wellbeing.

We do this by providing eligible students with a Health and Dental insurance plan, as well as by offering a variety of programs and services designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and to bring awareness to physical and mental wellness.

Health and Wellness events sponsored by the SA fun and informative and include:

  • Zen Lounge – Stressed out? Relax with a FREE massage!
  • Speak Up Speak Out – a three day informative mental health awareness campaign packed with lots of fun activities
  • Doggy De-Stress Day  Research has shown that spending time with a furry friend can improve your mood and reduce stress. What better way to relieve some of the stress and anxiety of exams than to spend a few minutes enjoying the company of some cute and cuddly dogs?
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) – a 60 minute suicide prevention training course. According to the 2013 National College Health Assessment, approximately 1 in 10 Canadian post-secondary students report that they seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months. Join the BCIT community effort to help save lives from the most preventable kind of death. To sign up, drop by the Student Association Centre in SE 2, or e-mail Healthandwellness@bcitsa.ca
    QPR Sign Up

You can find out more information on our special events on our events calendar.

If you have any questions about the SA’s Health and Wellness initiatives, you can visit our Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Student  Association Centre in SE2, Burnaby Campus.

Wellness Programs

Crash Course Cooking

It’s Free!

Lacking culinary skills? Bored with microwaved meals? Kitchen-confused?

Sign up for Crash Course Cooking @ the Student Association Centre in SE2, where you will learn how to make fast, nutritious meals on a student budget. Cooking here happens in a group environment, so you can share a group meal at the end.

Sign Up Here


Student Breakfast Club

It’s true what they say…breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast can improve cognitive performance, test scores, and achievement scores in students. Come join us in the Great Hall in SE 2 on the third Wednesday of every month for a free healthy breakfast from 8:00am – 9:00am September through April. Relax, watch some cartoons, and visit with friends!

*First come first served, while supplies last!

Fresh Fruit Fridays

Need a quick healthy snack? Stop by the Career and Student Resource Centre in SE 2 on the second Friday of every month from 8 AM – 4 PM to grab a fresh piece of FREE fruit!

*First come first serve while supplies last!

Brush it Off – Paint Night at the Pub

Come relax and release your inner Picasso with monthly art therapy at Habitat! We provide the paint, brushes, aprons, canvases, and you get to take your masterpiece home. For the next event date, please check our Events Calendar or visit the Student Association Centre in SE 2. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the SA Centre. Click here to Sign up

Farm Fresh

Sign up to receive a selection of fresh organic fruits and vegetables from Spud conveniently delivered to BCIT monthly for $15.50. This service is also available at satellite campuses through your Satellite Coordinator.

For more information on order and delivery dates please check back here regularly or visit our Student Association Centre in SE2.

Click here for the order form


BCIT Nap Room

Nap Room Sign2The BCIT Student Association in collaboration with BCIT Recreation Services are excited to announce that they are launching a nap room on campus beginning January 11th, 2016. This initiative was created in an effort to contribute to our Health & Wellness programming; A short 30-40 min nap can significantly improve mental health and focus.

Room Details

  • The nap room will be located in SE 16 – 184; a multipurpose racquetball court
  • 10 beds
  • 50 nap slots available per day
  • Pillows will be provided
  • Blankets will not be provided
  • Book your nap time by clicking here!
  • View the Nap Room Guidelines here

 Mindfulness Drop-in Sessions

Free Weekly 30 Minute Drop-in Sessions for BCIT Students.

Learn how to practice mindfulness and fit it into your busy life to improve attention, reduce stress, and promote physical and emotional well-being. Sessions are led by Judy Bushnell, MA, CCC from BCIT Counselling & Student Development.

Beginners welcome! No registration required.

Burnaby Campus

SE14 (Library) Room 303
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 31
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Downtown Campus

Room 551
Thursdays, April 6 – June 29
12:30pm – 1:00pm