Published on Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015
The week of Oct. 5 to 9 has been identified as a period of high stress, suicide and dropout from postsecondary studies for students across North America.
To counteract this, Georgian’s Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Committee (Barrie Campus) created Give Thanks Week for students. To mark the week, vendor booths, activities and information have been set up outside the Barrie Campus library.
On Wednesday, staff volunteered to serve free breakfast – cereal and fruit – to hungry students.
Staff are also saying thank you to students by helping to fill the Food Locker. Other events include massage and chiropractic demonstrations, a residence thank you table and information from the Athletics department.
St. John’s Therapy dogs and their owners also visited the library to give students a welcome break from their studies – and a brief nuzzle or two.