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Summer Zen Lounge (For BCIT Staff)

The BCIT Student Association is hosting a summer Zen Lounge massage clinic for BCIT staff and faculty. Starting May 25th, and every Wednesday and Friday afternoon until August 3rd, you can book a 50-minute massage with a high-level RMT practicum student from Vancouver Career College. The massage clinic will be located on the second floor of SE2 on the Burnaby campus.

By donation (suggested $20/massage), all proceeds will go directly towards supporting the BCITSA Food Support Hub, including our free Food Pantry and emergency food gift cards. 

Our Terms of Service should address most questions, however, if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to email wellness@bcitsa.ca. 

 Thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon. 

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Wellness Support Services

Students needing wellness supports including those facing financial hardships, food insecurity, mental health struggles, or concerns in any other area of well-being may contact us for referrals and support information through our Request Form.

Students may be eligible for food support, including a referral to Quest Food Exchange – a lower-cost grocery market, discounted bike-share memberships, as well as referral to other BCITSA/BCIT services, and community supports.

Request Form

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Food Support Hub

The BCIT Student Association Food Support Hub provides access to free, healthy food for students in need. Learn more about this all-encompassing service which includes immediate food resources as well as information and referral to related services.

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Zen Lounge (Student)

Come relax at the Zen Lounge Massage Clinic offered year-round by the Student Association Health & Wellness Department in partnership with the Vancouver Career College Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program. The program is designed to enable BCIT students to receive a free massage treatment and RMT students to develop their clinical competencies.

Weekly Burnaby Campus Zen Lounge: Register here

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Nutrition Coaching

This program has ended for the term. Please check back in September 2022.

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 50-minute virtual nutrition coaching appointment for personalized support

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CFEE Financial Webinar Series

CFEE Financial Webinar Series In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), the BCIT Student Association offers FREE student-led financial webinars to help support your financial wellbeing.

 

Unfortunately, our workshops have concluded for this term. If you would like to be notified of when we offer these workshops again, please Click here for future waitlist

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Youth Mindfulness Program

Y-Mind at BCITSA is on hold until September 2022.

Those interested in the program can get in touch with the YMCA of Greater Vancouver to find out about available programs being offered this winter.

Email: YMind@gv.ymca.ca  |  Phone: 604.673.6182  |  gv.ymca.ca/mental-wellness

Email wellness@bcitsa.ca if you are interested in additional mental health supports.

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

February 24th 

 

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

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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.

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.

General Inquiries: wellness@bcitsa.ca

DANIELLE LANDETA-GAUTHIER
Wellness & Advocacy Manager
604.432.8279
wellness@bcitsa.ca

VICTORIA WILLIAMS
Wellness & Advocacy Coordinator
604.432.8549
vwilliams@bcitsa.ca