Block 9 – 2:30-3:30pm – Saturday November 4:


Developing Successful Rec Leaders Through Volunteerism (Amanda Zacharuk)- located in 133 Frank Kennedy

This presentation will highlight SFU Recreation’s unique organizational structure primarily composed of volunteers. Our “levels of leadership” model has benefits over traditional hierarchical organizations, and is grounded in experiential learning and mentorship. This model also helps foster staff bonding and social connections, which ensure that participants are greeted by eager and engaged recreation staff!


Make Some Noise for Mental Health! How to Integrate Mental Health Initiatives into your Recreation Programming (Amanda Gill)- located in 136 Kennedy

Mental Health is becoming a more prevalent topic on campuses across the continent. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is a nationally recognized mental health campaign created to break the stigma surrounding mental health. The program has won national awards and was recognized by the Government of Alberta. Learn how this award winning campaign was created and how you can implement mental health initiatives on your campus.


Holistic Wellness Through Meditation (Teresa King Jing Cheung)- located in Active Living Centre Boardroom

Through my personal experience with meditation and theories that I have learned over the years, vipassana meditation can largely benefit everyone. This non-religious approach to observe physical senses throughout the   body may not be as hippy as you thought.