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

  • Sarah Cowger
  • Braydon Slack
  • Tracy Asingo
  • Nicole Greenstreet
  • Neevesha Panjwani
  • Rohan Sharma
  • Anna Horst
  • Lauren Christie
  • Takara Arnould
  • Jessica Seeney

Roles & 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 6-hours/week supporting the Wellness Centre
    • Spend 4 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 or bi-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

Become a Student Wellness Ambassador

Applications have now closed - thanks.

Become a Student Wellness Ambassador! Recruitment for the 2020-2021 Student Wellness Ambassador Team will begin in March 2020. Interviews for the 2020-2021 SWAT Team will be conducted via Skype/Facetime. Applicants will be contacted by March 26, 2020.

For more information about becoming a SWAT Leader, visit us in the Wellness Centre. We're happy to help.

Contact Us

TRU Wellness Centre

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

Chelsea Corsi - ccorsi@tru.ca

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