Please note that office hours and in-person events are cancelled until further notice. We will continue to provide online outreach content. Follow our social media accounts for updates.
Peer support education
We are Healthy U, your peer support volunteers!
Healthy U volunteers provide one-on-one office hours* during the fall / winter school year in the RBC Mood Room. Come talk to us about mental, sexual, physical or substance-use health!
We do health promotion via outreach events.* You might have seen us around campus with beer goggles, giving out snacks for a study break or at Sex Pub Trivia! Check out our events section to see our previous events.
*Although we are not on campus or providing office hours, Healthy U volunteers will continue to provide Health and Wellness promotion via online outreach. Follow our social media accounts for updates.
RBC Mood Room
474 UMSU University Centre (fourth floor)
65 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba
(Fort Garry Campus)
Your Peers, Our Volunteers
Hello! Currently, I am in my third year of completing a Bachelor of Science Degree, honouring in the Genetics Co-op Program. I joined as a Healthy U Volunteer because of my interest in public health and the importance of education and awareness of a variety of health and wellness topics. Outside of studying, I love to go on hikes and long walks with my dog, Ollie. I also enjoy skating, skiing and mountain/trail biking with friends!
Hi everyone! I joined HU to further my knowledge about important topics and to give back to the University community. I am enrolled in the Faculty of Science, majoring in psychology with a minor in biology. I am passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health and shifting the view of sexual health to be more positive. I love to watch sunsets and you can usually find me with my nose in a good book.
Hi there, my name is Daksh Brar. I’m 18 years old and currently in my first year of university. I plan on pursuing a career in the field of science. I really enjoy sports cars, motocross, sports, and volunteering for good causes. Looking forward to meeting you during office hours and in our outreach events. Hoping to spread more knowledge of health on campus!
Hello! This is my first year with the Healthy U team and I am most looking forward to gaining knowledge about a variety of health topics and working alongside the many talented members. I am currently a University 1 student planning on joining the Health Sciences faculty in the coming year. I enjoy getting to know new people and spending time with my family. My hobbies include yoga, camping and skiing.
Hello! I became interested about volunteering with the Healthy U program thanks to a friend who was previous volunteer. I’m currently a student in the faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources working towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, with a focus area in Environmental Health. Some of my health topics include healthy sexuality, substance use and harm reduction. Fun fact about myself: I can unicycle and juggle.
Hey everyone! I'm going into my third year of psychology with the Faculty of Science. I joined hu because I want to make a positive impact on the university community by talking about mental health-- a topic I truly love. I'm a people-loving introvert that spends her free time immersed in stories, whether it be video games, books, TV, or music. I also love to swim!
Hello, I am a Healthy U volunteer. I have always loved volunteering my time to help others in the community, and this group allows me to do just that! I am currently in my 3rd year of a Genetics Degree. My hobbies include jogging and playing the piano
The Health and Wellness Team
Hi there! I am the Health and Wellness Educator for the University of Manitoba. I am a Registered Nurse – and I am here to support students to achieve their health and wellness goals, as well as to support students who may be struggling with a variety of health and wellness concerns. I co-coordinate Bringing in the Bystander, a Sexual Violence Prevention program as well as Healthy U, a peer education training program. In my free time I love to cook, listen to music, read and walk my puppy Frankie.
Hi! I’m a Registered Social Worker and a Counsellor at the Student Counselling Centre at the University of Manitoba. I collaborate with the Health and Wellness Office in my role as Co-Coordinator of the Healthy U Program. I’ve previously worked in mental health and residential care settings and enjoy bearing witness to periods of transition and growth in people’s lives. Outside of work, I enjoy creative expression through visual arts and music. Any time outdoors camping, skiing, hiking, etc. is also a plus!
Hello! I'm the Health and Wellness Program Assistant. I help with the day-to-day tasks in the Health and Wellness Office. I am also the main contact for the Healthy U program! My favourite health topics are mental health, consent and intersectionality. I am in the BA Psychology Honours Program with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. In my spare time I enjoy embroidery, dance and theatre.