Wednesday, 17 June 2020

What is self-care?

Blog written by Frances Kinloch. Photo by Hassan OUAJBIR from Pexels
Self-care includes any intentional actions you take care of all aspects of your wellness. Wellness typically encompasses at least seven different dimensions, including academic, social/cultural, environmental, mental, physical, spiritual and financial.

Screen Time during Strange Times

Blog written by Frances Kinloch. Photo by Tim Gouw from Pexels
By this point in our new pandemic life our lifestyle and academic circumstances have changed whereby our screen time has exploded and whole days can be spent on screens.

Work, social and play time!

COVID-19: Our Top Mental Health Resources for Students

Blog written by Frances Kinloch. Photo by Retha Ferguson from Pexels
Take care of yourselves, be safe and be supportive of each other. We are all navigating a strange and unfamiliar time.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Indigenous Student Funding

Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels. Blog written by Milana Ward.

It is a false assumption that all Indigenous students (First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit) automatically receive educational funding for post-secondary studies through their bands or affiliates. 

For the purpose of this blog, I will provide general information about educational funding opportunities that may be available to eligible Indigenous students.

Monday, 23 March 2020

COVID-19 RRU Emergency Funding

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Provincial and federal governments, banks and utilities, and Royal Roads University are proactively addressing economic uncertainties related to COVID-19. Here is some information on how to receive economic support or relief

The sooner you have a personal plan in place, the more comfortable you’ll be in the long run.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Reflections of a Student Counsellor: Insights and guidance after my year @ RRU


As my 12 month term position ends and we approach Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 29th, I find myself reflecting on some of the common challenges that students shared in my counselling office this year, as well as the many success stories I’ll fondly recall and take with me for years to come.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

The iPhone: How it has Changed my Life

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As I was chatting with a friend over lunch last week, we were discussing how far smart phones have come, especially for people with vision loss.