Summer Semesters & New Meeting Time

Hi friends,

As the winter academic year comes to a close, we are happy to let you all know that the kaleidoscope will still continue to meet throughout the summer semesters. The only difference is that our meeting time will now be 4:00-5:00, half an hour earlier than what we have right now. We will still be in the same location at the Centre for Student Involvement at Brock Hall.

Good luck on your end of term deadlines everyone, and have a great summer!

Mental Health Symposium at UBC (Feb 26)

Do you want to be part of a solution? Are you interested in changing the culture at UBC to be more aware and supportive of those with mental health concerns? Do you feel like the university community needs to be more engaged in providing for its students, faculty and staff good mental health practices like stress reduction and social support? Do  you wonder how these things can be accomplished? Then you are invited! This free event includes lunch and an opportunity to engage in dialogue with others around issues of mental health promotion, policy and stigma. You must register in advance so that Sarah, the organizer, knows how many people to plan for! Hope to see you there for an inspiring day of planning and action. Read on for the details:

A dialogue about mental wellbeing

Amid news reports of university student depression, and a growing awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing for academic success at university, many students at UBC want to engage in a dialogue about mental health. New student initiatives have emerged such as the new Mental Health Awareness Club and The Kaleidoscope, among others.

In October, 2010, the second annual Healthy Minds – Healthy Campuses conference was held in BC. Many UBC groups and services sent representatives to this engaging two-day event where participants had an opportunity to explore issues related to university student mental health. As a follow-up to this event, Healthy Minds at UBC, in consultation with many of the groups who attended Healthy Minds – Healthy Campuses, is planning a one-day event at UBC to encourage dialogue about mental health, healthy minds, and decreasing stigma of mental illness.

DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011

TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

PLACE: CENTRE FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN BROCK HALL

REGISTER ONLINE BY FEB. 23 FOR THIS FREE EVENT

AGENDA

Includes lunch and an opportunity to hear a keynote speaker, as well as participate in a dialogue-centred activity with other UBC students, staff and faculty.

Go to the symposium website

New meeting location in Brock Hall

Starting Tuesday, February 1 we are meeting in a new location. Please come to Brock Hall East Wing (here is a campus map with bus loop and Brock Hall circled).

Enter the building at the location circled in red on the close-up map. Head straight in, past the registration desks and stuff, and on your right you will see an area known as the Centre for Student Involvement (CSI). These folks have kindly allowed us to book their “small meeting room”, room 1024. There is a front desk; just ask them where the small meeting room is, and they should help direct you there. I will let them know people will be asking about “the Kaleidoscope” meeting. Sorry for the sudden change, and I hope this room works out nicely for us. Meeting time is still 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Tuesday afternoons.