Tuesday, 26 February 2013

HealthEd is HIRING for 2013/2014!

Have you been looking for a way to be involved next year?
Interested in a healthy lifestyle?
Want to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle?
Want to meet fun, and awesome people?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions then joining HealthEd as a PEER HEALTH EDUCATOR is what you are looking for! =)

What is HealthEd? 
Health Education and Promotion consists of a group of health promoters and students who plan programs and events which educates and raises awareness about health issues and health solutions. HealthEd also provides access to resources and organizations where students can seek out support!
Some Health Educators at work!
What does a Peer Health Educator do? 
Peer Health Educator's provide opportunities for the York community to learn more about relevant health issues- safer sex, responsible partying, stress management, health eating active living, and smoking cessation.

There are different types of Peer Health Educators: Team Leads, Project Coordinators, Health Ed in Res Reps, and Volunteers (click each job title for a description)!
Health Educators motivating runners at the
Terry Fox run!
What are the Health Topic Teams? 
When you join HealthEd you get to be part of a Health Topic Team, and the events and promotion you would do would focus on this particular Health Topic! The Health Topics are as follows:
- Active Living
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Glendon
- Health Ed in Residence
- Leave the Pack Behind
- Men's Team
- Mental Health and Stress
- Nutrition
- Peer S.H.O.P
- Running Relief
- Sexual Health Team
Find out about each of these Health Topics here.
The HealthEd team for 2012/2013!
1. Complete the online application form: yorku.ca/health
2. Drop off your cover letter and resume to Danielle Stein (the amazing Peer Health Education Coordinator) at South Ross 172 (the Student Community and Leadership Development office)
REMEMBER! The deadline to apply is MARCH 18 @ 4:30!
Who wouldn't want to join an awesome team
that knows how to have fun? 
Good luck with those applications!

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Apply for Residence NOW

Although the first day of school may seem like it was only yesterday, it is already February and that also means: time to apply for residence! I know it's crazy, here you are still focusing on THIS school year, and you already got to apply for NEXT school year (good thing you came on my blog post).

Applications to apply for residence is live, and if you are a returning students you can apply here. If you are a NEW, incoming student to york you will want to apply here.

If you are a returning student applying for residence, make sure you apply by FEBRUARY 28 in order to ensure you get priority residence! If you are a NEW student, don't sweat the deadline because you have until JUNE 1 to apply and ensure priority residence!

Not sure which residence to choose? Check out some virtual tours here. Every residence is different and unique so make sure you look into each one!
If you want more information check out the Student Housing website here.
Good luck applying for those residences!

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

P.S. If you are looking to live in residence during the summer the application will be live on March 1 and it will be here.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Online Help! I Swear it exists!

Essays are coming up. I hate to be the one to bring bad news but we all got to prepare ourselves mentally, and physically for them. There is however a new discovery I have made, that will make all our lives a bit easier when it comes to writing awesome, A+ essays!

Some of you might remember my previous blog about the Writing Centre in which I told you all about how you can bring an essay your working on to the writing centre, and in either a 15 minute session, or an hour session you can get feedback on that essay (pretty cool huh?).

Well the other day in one of my classes we had a representative from the Writing Centre come in, and talk to us about their services. At first I thought I would not learn anything new because (I thought) I knew everything about the writing centre!, but I was completely wrong. The writing centre not only offers help in their office, but they also offer help online! My mind was blown!

The online portion is called eTutor, and you can access it here. It's pretty simple to use: you just fill out a form with some information about yourself, attach your essay, and off it goes to a writing tutor! You will usually get a response within 48 hours, and this response will have suggestions for your essay in terms of structure, organization, etc. Keep in mind they are not a proofreading service, and instead they help with substantive problems. I definitely recommend every student use it because it can be the difference between a C and B (and I am guessing you all want a B right?)

Speaking of essays. how many of you have in the upcoming months? If you got a lot don't worry because I am with you on that: I have 6 MAJOR essays, and a FINAL EXAM all in March- yikes! I am sure HealthEd will have some stress busters for us to take advantage of though, so that will help! :)

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking (and essaying) around,