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About the Wellness Blog

Welcome to Camosun’s Student Wellness and Fitness Blog! This blog is hosted by your Fitness and Recreation Department. Our purpose for creating this blog is to support your learning and overall wellbeing. We want your experience at Camosun College to be a happy and productive one.

We recognize that you and your fellow students are the experts on the type of stresses and concerns you are feeling. For that reason we have recruited Camosun students to provide input and to write the articles whenever possible.

Currently Theresa Wanninger is our Recreation and Wellness Ambassador. Theresa welcomes your feedback and if you want to play an active role in our blog, please let her know at WanningerT@camosun.ca.

Theresa Wanninger

Recreation and Wellness Ambassador

About Theresa

Welcome back to the Wellness and Fitness Blog!

Before starting this new semester, I want to take a moment and acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

My name is Theresa Wanninger and I am the new Recreation and Wellness Ambassador at Camosun College. I am a leadership studies graduate student at the University of Victoria, focusing on adult education and community engagement. Four years ago, I came to Camosun as a German exchange student and I am deeply grateful to be back to live, work and study on this beautiful land.

We want your experience at Camosun College to be a happy and productive one. Therefore, it is my vision to create a wellness community where students are empowered to be their best selves. This is not limited to promoting exercise and healthy nutrition, but also stresses the importance of connections, community, and self-care. I want this community to be one based on the values of empathy, care and respect.

Stay tuned for upcoming activities such as the mental health & wellbeing week, sustainability day, smudging rituals, and a Halloween themed crafternoon. I am looking forward to meeting you all and being a part of the Camosun family.

We want to work with you and make your days at Camosun inclusive, fun and exciting. If you want to be a part of our community, are passionate about mental health and wellness, or have any feedback and suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Check out our Facebook page and keep your eye open for our free fun on campus activities!

Latest blog posts

Holiday Hiccup – How to Avoid Overindulging!

December 14, 2018 - 4:18 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Holiday Hiccup – How to Avoid Overindulging!

Worried about over indulging during the holidays? Me too! I’m very good at going to every holiday party and nibbling from every snack table! I think to myself, oh I’ll just a few chips and a cookie and that will be fine! But… then I do that about five times! By the end of the holiday season I won’t say that I’ve really gained weight, but things have redistributed around the mid-section!


Boost Your Brain Before it Blows!

December 12, 2018 - 8:50 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Boost Your Brain Before it Blows!

With exam season fast approaching, we need to prepare our brains for all that extra work! Do you ever find yourself trying to cram as much into your head as possible for an exam? Same. It works fine, you get where you need to go, but what if I told you there was a better way?


Stress less!

December 10, 2018 - 10:14 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Stress less!

Earlier this month, we set up a small de-stress station in front of the library at Lansdowne. Thank you all for stopping by to pet superstar therapy dog Duke and leaving your notes on the stress less board.


Summary of Student Sleep & Wellness Talk by Dr. Michael Pollock (Fall 2018)

November 30, 2018 - 10:24 am • Fitness and Recreation • Camosun Staff

Summary of Student Sleep & Wellness Talk by Dr. Michael Pollock (Fall 2018)

Dr. Michael Pollock, instructor with Camosun's Psychology department, held a talk looking at the relationship between sleep and college students.


Teaching students how to destress – an interview with Randal Tonks

November 23, 2018 - 9:39 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Teaching students how to destress – an interview with Randal Tonks

Feeling relaxed is all we want sometimes – but it is not always easy. It is midterm season, group projects are due, and finals are approaching sooner than later. Randal Tonks, psychology teacher at Camosun, met me to chat about stress. He explained how students can take a stress inventory and learn how to de stress – even in busy times.


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