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Student Wellness Ambassador Team

The Thompson Rivers University Student Wellness Ambassador Team are here to provide peer support and role model health and health initiates on campus. It is their role to recognize the needs of both students and employees in order to better develop events, initiatives, and health focuses, while advocating to increase health at TRU by influencing policies, procedures, and the Strategic Plan. The Ambassadors play and integral role at the Wellness Centre providing education to faculty and students as a health promotion focus on campus.

“The Wellness Centre promotes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual well-being of TRU students and employees by providing a comprehensive package of health education and promotion activities, services, and programs.”

Meet Your Student Wellness Ambassador Team 2022-23

  • Adriana Herrera
  • Afrin Haque
  • Casey Hopper
  • Ghritaachi Mehta
  • Hayleigh Armstrong
  • Macarena Mantilla
  • Olivia Lane
  • Olivia Tegan
  • Ridah Adeyemi-King
  • Sam Paudel
  • Samiul Khan
  • Skyler Trotta

Roles and Responsibilities

All SWAT leaders are required to maintain certain responsibilities as a regular part of their placement. The responsibilities that students accept in joining the SWAT program are:

  • To attend and participate in program wide and area specific training provided annually for all SWAT members;
  • Spend six hours/week supporting the Wellness Centre
    • Spend four hours/week in the Wellness Centre (physical space) supporting drop-in students/employees
    • Spend an additional 2 hours/week supporting health and wellness events
    • Help support a minimum of 4 wellness activities/events
  • To attend and participate in weekly meetings with your supervisor and fellow SWAT members
  • Take a leadership role (e.g. event(s), social media, resource development, etc.)
  • To commit to developing an understanding of the service areas you will be working within and the client groups served by those areas;
  • To discuss and provide input to your supervisor(s) into the ways in which your work could be interesting, challenging and meaningful
  • To communicate to your supervisors your needs in relation to performing your work effectively or anything else that is important to you in your work as a SWAT member
  • To participate in on-going training and development opportunities provided through the SWAT program
  • Maintain the upkeep of the Wellness Centre while on shift
  • To perform your job at the best of your abilities


Mandatory Training

All SWAT Leaders are required to participate in mandatory training to prepare them for their role with the Wellness Centre. 

  • Virtual Training — all SWAT Leaders will be required to complete two virtual education programs by TBD (no extensions)
    • NASPA's Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training
    • The University of Alberta's Indigenous Canda course 
  • In-person training - all SWAT Leaders must be available for all-day, in-person training from Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 to Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. If you cannot attend this week of training you will not be considered for this leadership position.


Become a Student Wellness Ambassador

Applications open March 1, 2023 and close March 20, 2023. Due to fairness, late applications will not be accepted.

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Contact Us

TRU Wellness Centre

Thompson Rivers University
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Tel: 250-828-5010
Fax: 250-371-5772

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