A new initiative is springing onto campus to help students get through life’s challenges in a positive and productive way.
Called Spring into Your Best Self, the late afternoon-evening event to be held on March 22, aims to help students become their best selves by focusing on four key pillars to success: Move, Think, Sleep, and Eat.
“Life is getting faster and more challenging to navigate. The amount and complexity of information is increasing and students/people are becoming overwhelmed,” said College career consultant Jean Little. “We are seeing more mental and physical health impacts of these stressors, as well as potential ceilings on lifetime productivity and career achievement.”
The goal is to teach students how to optimize their performance in life – how to “ride that surfboard and remain stable – throughout life’s challenges,” said Little.
Various areas of the College have joined forces to launch this new initiative, including Health, Wellness and Accessibility; Career Services; the Niagara College Student Administrative Council; the Canadian Food and Wine Institute; and Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership.
Spring into Your Best Self will be held on March 22 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, from 4:45 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. (HT 109). The event will kick off with an Indigenous welcome and an event introduction. Keynote speaker Joanna Cielen (nutritionist, faculty instructor) will address the crowd (from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) before students move into one of three breakout sessions – a scenic wellness walk around the campus grounds, a mindful masterpiece session to inspire creative flow, or yoga.
Limited spots are available Participants must register for the event and for a breakout session. View the Eventbrite page for registration and additional details: www.eventbrite.ca/e/spring-into-your-best-self-tickets-43553311126