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Our Services

Each of our services, programs and campaigns supports one or more dimensions of your wellness. You can view the schedule of our programs for each campus on the BCITSA Events Calendar or email us at wellness@bcitsa.ca.

 

DOGGY DE-STRESS

Available throughout the school year, take a break from your studies and spend some time with a furry friend. Stay tuned for our next event coming to a campus near you this fall!

 

ZEN LOUNGE

Come relax at the Zen Lounge Massage Clinic offered year-round in partnership with the Vancouver Career College Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program. The program is designed to enable BCIT students to receive a free 50-minute or 30-minute massage treatment and the RMT students to develop their clinical competencies. If this is your first time visiting Zen Lounge Massage Clinic, please read the Zen Lounge Terms of Service and complete the Intake Form. Then click here to sign up for a massage appointment between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on most Fridays at the BCIT Burnaby Campus.

 

PAINT NIGHT

Come learn a new skill and release your inner Picasso with Brush It Off Paint Night at the Habitat pub! We provide the paint, brushes, aprons, canvases, and you get to take your masterpiece home. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Student Association Centre. Limited spaces available so sign up early! Due to the location, this is a 19+ event.

 

QPR

Question Persuade Refer Suicide Intervention training is a 1.5 hour workshop that will equip you with the skills to support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts. In this training the facilitators will teach you how to recognize the warning signs, ask the question that could save a life and connect to appropriate services. Click here to register for our next workshop.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB

Did you know that eating breakfast can improve your ability to focus, learn and manage stress? Come by the Breakfast Club booth to enjoy free healthy breakfast snacks for students. For Breakfast Club dates & locations on your campus, visit: bcitsa.ca/campus-life/events

 

FRESH FRUIT FRIDAY

Need a quick healthy snack? Grab a piece of free fresh fruit at the Student and Career Services Centre in SE2. For Fresh Fruit dates & locations on your campus, visit: bcitsa.ca/campus-life/events

COMMUNITY COOKING CLASSES

Do you want to learn how to cook healthy meals and gain confidence in the kitchen? Then register to join the BCIT Student Association’s Community Cooking Class, a hands on FREE cooking class where you can learn how to cook from an instructor AND enjoy a free delicious meal with other BCIT students. Classes are held at Burnaby Community Services, steps away from Brentwood Skytrain station!

Upcoming Dates: Oct 1, Nov 27, Feb 19, March 20. Register Now


 

CAMPAIGNS

The Wellness team works to provide an inclusive, caring campus in which students can thrive.
Each campaign is targeted to a specific area our community is focused on growing.

 

Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO)
1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their life but 5 in 5 Canadians will be impacted by this experience. That’s why we work to eliminate stigma, increase awareness and create an inclusive, caring campus each year with our Speak Up Speak Out campaign from September 30-Oct 4.

White Rose Day
On Dec 6th, 1989, 14 female students at École Polytechnique in Montreal were killed in a tragic act of violence against women. Join us on December 6th to commemorate those whose lives have been lost to gender-based violence and take part in activities to learn what you can do to create a safer community.

Bell Let’s Talk
Join us as we keep the convo going about mental health so that we can take another step towards a mentally healthy, stigma-free country. Be on the look out for the Wellness team giving out free swag, inviting you to join the convo and to take a moment to take care of your mental wellness.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHTB)
Celebrate the diversity of sexual and gender identities in our community for the annual IDAHTB Day on May 17. We’ve got resources for members of the community as well as allies and did we mention a pride inspired rainbow coloured candy bar?

Pride Socials 
Come and join other students, staff, alumni and community members in celebrating pride all year round. there will be pizza and board games. Drop in anytime, all are welcome! 2019 dates: Oct 2nd and Nov 20th.

Pink Shirt Day (PSD)
On February 27, 2019, wear pink to show your support for anti-bullying. Each year we take a BCIT photo, have a resource fair and workshops to learn more!

Have an Event Idea?
All of the BCITSA Wellness services, programs and campaigns are designed specifically for you as a BCIT student. If you have an idea for a program or event, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at wellness@bcitsa.ca.