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Wellness

Free Fitness Week!

 

Sep 9 - 12

Various Times

B190, Gymnasium

 

Are you unsure if you would like a certain group fitness class or not? Look out for our free fitness week schedule and try it before you buy it!

THRIVEweek

 

Oct 21 - 25

Various Times

Various Locations

 

THRIVE is a week-long series of events for the entire VIU community focused on building positive mental health.

THRIVE is a way of thinking and acting that promotes positive mental wellbeing and resilience.

THRIVE is an opportunity to join others on campus to create the conditions that support positive mental well-being for our campus community.

Mind, Body & Soul Health and Wellness Fair

 

Oct 22

10am - 1pm

B300, Upper Cafeteria

 

Head to the Upper Cafeteria on Tuesday October 22nd and learn all about your on and off campus Health & Wellness Resources including Nutrition, Stress Reduction, Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, Sexual Health, Counselling Services, Prevention, Mental Health, Self-Care and so much more! This year, this fair is part of THRIVE Week to keep you feeling and thinking positive! Free Food! Great Music! Prizes! Don’t miss this awesome event! Super fun! Bring all your friends! 

 Biometric & Mental Health Screening Clinic

 

 Nov 20

10am - 2:30pm

B300, Room 401

 

Do you know if you are at risk of having a cardiovascular event in the 10 years? Do you know what your heart age actually is based on your health numbers? Register or drop in to the Biometric Clinic and get your health numbers!

The Biometric screening includes blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, carbon monoxide, body composition and more! Screening takes approximately 25 minutes from start to finish, is conducted by 2nd and 3rd year nursing students and is interpreted by VIU’s own Health Clinic Nurse Practitioner.

 Chair Massage

 

Oct 22, Oct 24

10am - 1pm

B300, Upper Cafeteria

 

Sit down and literally relax. Let Departure Bay Massage take your worries and stresses away through a rejuvenating shoulder and neck chair massage. It truly doesn't get better than this. 

 Therapy Dogs

 

Oct 21 - 25

10am - 1pm

B300, Upper Cafeteria

 

There is nothing that makes you feel better than a tail waggin, furry, four legged cutie walking your way for a pet…and maybe even a lick! Head to the cafeterias and get happy with adorable licks and hugs from the St. John’s Therapy Dogs. They are so cute and cuddly –you don’t want to miss out!