Student Life Centre
In the Student Life Centre, our focus is on students. We are a hub of connection to opportunities linking all aspects of student development and student learning at Brescia.
We work in strong collaboration with partners, both on-campus and off-campus, to support students with initiatives, programs, and services in the following areas:
- Enhancing career and professional development
- Supporting orientation and transition
- Expanding leadership and involvement
- Fostering experiential education
- Building awareness and capacity for mental health and well-being
Wellness Education Peers, Career Peers and Mentee applications now OPEN for the 2018-19 recruitment campaign! Applications due March 11th, 2018 at midnight.
Become a Wellness Education Peer
Wellness Education Peers are important members of the Student Life Centre (SLC) at Brescia. The Wellness Education Peer Program is a student driven program that emphasizes the motto of “by students, with students, for students” with advisement from the Student Wellness Educator. As a team of second to upper-year students, WEP’s will participate in developing campus-wide initiatives and key institutional messages using multiple approaches (ie. website, social media, workshops, print resources, video) to improve supportive attitudes and awareness of mental health/wellness. Wellness Education Peers will be known as mental health champions at Brescia and will encourage early help-seeking behaviours by teaching students about the mental health continuum, resilience building, increasing knowledge of self-care/self-management strategies and how to recognize when individuals should seek help.
To apply for this position, click here. To view the position description: Wellness Education Peer Position Description 2018-19.
Become a Student Coordinator – Wellness Education Peer Team
The Student Coordinator role is an enhanced volunteer opportunity for an individual from a previous Wellness Peer Program to continue their professional development by assisting the Student Wellness Educator in administering all aspects of the programs. The Student Coordinator will assist with program administration, program development, workshop facilitation, Wellness Education Peer support, and other areas as needed.
To apply for this position, click here. To view the full position description: Wellness Education Peer Student Coordinator position.
Become a Career Peer
The Career Peers are important members of the Student Life Centre. This peer program emphasizes a student-driven, peer-to-peer support approach to career development, offered through a customized one-on-one setting. As a team of upper-year students, Career Peers provide resume, cover letter and Linked-In support to Brescia students and work closely with SLC staff to deliver career-related programming, such as workshops, mock interviews and events.
Become a Mentee in the Professional Mentoring Program
The Professional Mentoring Program is an opportunity for a senior student in any discipline to be matched with a mentor, who may be a Brescia alumna or community member. Mentoring is a great way to increase your communication and networking skills, help you prepare for your future career and transition into the professional work force, and an opportunity for you to develop your skills while learning from someone else’s experiences. Mentees will work closely with their mentor and the Coordinator, Student Life and Learning from the Student Life Centre for the academic year to develop and maintain a positive and supportive mentoring relationship.
Become a Student Coordinator – Professional Mentoring Program
This is an opportunity for a past mentee from the program to continue their professional development by assisting the Coordinator, Student Life and Learning in administering all aspects of the Professional Mentoring Program. The Student Coordinator will assist with program administration, curriculum development, workshop facilitation, mentee support, and other areas as needed.
What is Student Life?
At the heart of Student Life is student development and student learning. Together, these principles represent the philosophy, the goal, and the practice of our work in the Student Life Centre (SLC).
We believe that learning is a lifelong and shared process—learning happens always and everywhere! Student Life functions best and is most enriching when our work is collaborative and integrated: coordinating all of our partners, working across disciplines, and encouraging multifaceted approaches and expertise to enhance the Brescia experience for all students.
We work with our campus community and London community to ensure that students are:
- Safe and well
- Academically engaged
- Taking advantage of high impact educational experiences
- Graduating with a sense of purpose
- Have a positive affiliation with Brescia
Our Mission: Why do we exist?
We exist to create transformative opportunities that support the holistic development and leadership capacity of every Brescia student.
By collaborating with Brescia students, faculty, staff, alumnae, colleagues on Western’s main campus, and diverse community partners, we inspire student learning and positive action.
Want to meet with a member of our team? You can book an appointment by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come visit us in the St. James Building, Room 119.
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Summer hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-Noon; 12:30pm-4:00pm
Also, connect with us at:
Student-Life Centre Brescia
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