Slide Wellness An inclusive, caring campus
where students can thrive.

Wellness goes by many different names: physical health, mental health, peace, happiness, and more. Being well is an ongoing process and it looks different for everyone. We think of wellness as…

“A dynamic state in which a person in their environment has the opportunity to balance all eight dimensions to thrive and realize their goals.”

The BCIT Student Association Health & Wellness team works to create an environment that promotes student well-being by providing a range of health promotion services across all campuses and connecting students with resources in our community.

Not sure where to start?
Try our help tool to find out what resources
can help your current situation.

General Inquiries: wellness@bcitsa.ca

ANDREA WILDER
Health and Wellness Manager
604.432.8264

KELSEY NIKL
Health and Wellness Coordinator
604.432.8549

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Global Peers Community

This program delivers intercultural learning & exchange through free online courses, social events, and cultural exchange sessions. Join to learn about other cultures and make new friends at our monthly events.

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Wellness Coaching

Looking for help with setting and/or staying motivated to reach your wellness goals? Join our free virtual coaching program for personalized support. Your coach will help you to create a plan to attain your goals.

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Get Crafty

Take some time to unwind, de-stress, and unleash your creativity through crafting. Join our free virtual events to meet fellow crafters, chat about your favorite crafts, and swap ideas. Open to beginner and experienced crafters.

Event Calendar

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Nutrition Coaching

Are you finding it difficult to eat healthy meals at home on a budget? Are there any special dietary needs that you would like help with? Book a 30- or 45-minute nutrition virtual coaching appointment for personalized support

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Financial Support Services

Students experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for a referral to Quest Food Exchange for lower-cost groceries and the discounted VanCity Annual Pass for a local Bike Share program. To request a referral to these programs, please contact us.

Request Form

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Pride Social

Show your BCIT Pride! Join the BCITSA Wellness team & BCIT Pride for a fun-filled evening of Pride trivia and virtual socializing. All LGBTQ2S+ community members & allies welcome!

Join us

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Youth Mindfulness Program

A free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills and meet other like-minded students. Gift cards to grocery or meal services are provided.

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QPR

QPR Training is an internationally recognized suicide intervention program designed to help you have a conversation with someone having thoughts of suicide. BCITSA offers free 1.5 hours, virtual QPR Training for BCIT students. 

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1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their life, but this experience will impact 5 in 5 Canadians. 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. Wellness starts with making small healthy choices every day that lead to long term improvements in our wellbeing. The Mind=Body Challenge is a unique two (2) week wellness challenge designed to help students reach their health goals by participating in fun activities and engaging in new resources to keep your mind and body strong.

White Rose Day

December 6th

 

In 1989, 14 female students at École Polytechnique in Montreal were killed in a tragic act of violence against women. Join us to commemorate those whose lives have been lost to gender-based violence.

IDAHTB

May 17th

 

Celebrate the diversity of sexual and gender identities in our community for the annual IDAHTB Day on May 17. Visit our campus booths to learn about the resources available in your community.

Pink Shirt Day

May 4th 

 

Bullying is a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Wear pink to show your support for anti-bullying.

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.