By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin The start of a new semester can be an exciting time for many students. However, stress and anxiety are among top factors affecting university students’ academic performance. According to a 2016 National College Health Assessment by the Canadian Association of Universities and Colleges, stress and anxiety are among top factors affecting university students’ academic […]
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Ryerson students will soon have access to an online therapy tool to better manage their mental health. The program is called WellTrack. WellTrack is meant to help users through computerized cognitive behavioural therapy. The platform tracks moods through diary entries and provides personalized therapy through an activity scheduler or relaxation exercises. “You log in and use it, and it provides […]
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Anxiety and tensions run high among many university students during this stressful time of year. Similar thoughts are silently shared: “I can’t do this. I’m not good enough. My classmates are all smarter than me.” It’s something fourth-year Ryerson student Daniel Fernandez-Palmieri is all too familiar with and it’s what inspired him to organize the Surviving to Thriving workshop for […]
Over 260 students attended the therapy dogs event that took place in the lower gym yesterday. Students petted and interacted with dogs to relieve some stress. This is the fourth event hosted by the Access Centre, Ryerson security and the counselling centre, since starting back in October 2013.
Furry four-legged pooches are coming back to campus Thursday. Certified therapy dogs will be on site for students to pet and interact with in hopes of relieving some built-up stress. This is the fourth event hosted by the Access Centre, Ryerson security and the Counselling Centre since October of last year. Bronwyn Dickson, a counsellor at Ryerson and one of […]
The guilty-until-proven-innocent policy Ryerson has in place for a missed assignment is failing students with mental health concerns. A missed exam or assignment due to illness must be accounted for with a Ryerson Medical Certificate with proper letterhead, filled out by the student’s doctor within three days of the due date. A common cold is rarely an acceptable excuse. This […]