Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Student Health and Wellness Activity Room

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Day, Student Health and Wellness is offering SafeTalk to all Lakehead students, faculty and staff.safeTALK is a 4-hour, in-person workshop to build skills in suicide prevention. Participants will learn how to recognize and engage with someone thinking about suicide, overcome attitudes that act as barriers to help, talk openly about suicide and connect with intervention resources for further support.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion, registration is required. 

Naloxone Training

Event Date: 
Monday, September 16, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Student Health and Wellness Activity Room

Student Health and Wellness have partnered with Superior Points Harm Reduction Program to offer Naloxone training to Lakehead students. Participants will learn about the symptoms of opioid overdose and when and how to use naloxone.

There is no cost for the training but registration is required and spaces are limited. Each participant will receive a naloxone kit.

Student Wellness Advisory Team Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 

Are you passionate about health and wellness? Do you want to help inform wellness initiatives on campus and provide insight from the student's perspective? Join the Student Health and Wellness Advisory Team.

The Student Wellness Advisory Team (SWAT) aims to facilitate student input into the overall operations of Student Health and Wellness, Lakehead University’s Wellness Strategy and Student Health and Wellness’ Health Promotion Strategy.  Members shall serve as ambassadors concerning the overall health and wellness of the student population.  

Open to students from both Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. Learn more about member responsibilities and how to apply by visiting

Participation in SWAT can be added to your co-curricular record. 

WellU Newsletter

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2024 - 6:00pm EDT
Event Location: 

Want to keep up with what's going on at Student Health and Wellness and receive health tips, wellness advice and resources right in your inbox? Subscribe to the WellU Newsletter.

Mindful Meditation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 11:45am to 12:15pm EDT
Event Location: 
Student Health and Wellness Activity Room

Join Student Health and Wellness for live, counsellor-led mindful meditation sessions every Wednesday in our activity room. 

No experience necessary – whether you are new to mindfulness or practice regularly, having the support of a group can help strengthen your practice.

Open to all students, staff and faculty.

Refresh Sleep

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 11:55pm EDT
Event Location: 
Email Based

The Refresh Sleep program aims to provide Lakehead students, staff and faculty with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights.

When you join the Refresh Sleep program, you will receive a weekly email for eight weeks that has an attached PDF with important information and tips that have been proven to help improve sleep. It is encouraged to spend at least thirty minutes per week with the program information. The materials include information about:
  • The physiology of sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Relaxation training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Cognitive strategies
  • Keeping sleep logs
Open to students, staff and faculty. First email will be sent out on July 8th.

WellU Wednesday: Block Party

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - 11:30am to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Student Health and Wellness

Get familiar with wellness services on and off campus and meet the Lakehead Staff here to support you while you are a Thunderwolf. There will be facility tours, outdoor games and activities, food, and giveaways!

It's Your Move 100 Hour Challenge

Event Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 12:00pm EDT to Monday, June 10, 2024 - 11:55pm EDT
Event Location: 

The It's Your Move Crew are running back our summer-long challenge to log 100 hours of physical activity but we've added a new wrinkle- not only will we be tracking your progress, we'll also be tracking which faculty or department is leading the way!

If 100 hours is too rich for your blood- don't worry we'll be celebrating those who hit 25, 50 and 75 hours over the course of the summer. 

Once you've signed up, you'll receive a link to our Strava Group. We will provide weekly updates, encouragement and resources to help you hit your goals and you can connect and cheer on your fellow Thunderwolves. 

This program is open to current students, incoming students, staff, faculty, and alumni from either Campus. All students who hit milestones will receive Student Health and Wellness and Campus Rec Swag and the department/faculty who logs the most time/participant will be get a prize as well! Human Resources will have a prize fo the first staff member to hit 100 Hours! 


  1. Sign up before June 1st and join the It's Your Move Strava Group
  2. Log your activities into Strava either manually or by syncing your fitness tracker or smartwatch
  3. We track your progress and notify you when you hit milestones
  4. Get moving! 


Q: Do I need a Strava Account?

A: Yes, in order to fully participate in the community aspect of It's Your Move, a Strava Account is necessary. You can create a free Strava Account here:

Please note it is not necessary to purchase any of the subscriptions associated with Strava to participate in It's Your Move Challenges.

Q: Do I need to use my phone or a GPS Tracking Device?

A: No! A GPS Tracker is not necessary to participate, as you can manually input your runs onto Strava using these instructions if you prefer to run without a GPS tracker or phone.

Q: What kind of activities can I upload to Strava?

If you are using the Strava mobile app to record an activity, you'll notice that the list of activity type options isn't a comprehensive list of all available activity types supported on Strava. At this time, the Strava mobile app cannot record indoor or stationary activities so activity types that aren't typically GPS-based are excluded from the list. 

If you do not see the outdoor activity type you'd like to record, you can always record using one of the currently listed sport types and edit the activity type after uploading. Lastly, you can always upload a manual entry and select any sport types from the list of currently supported activity types.

Once any activity is uploaded or synced to Strava, you can edit the activity to change the sport type to any of the following options:

  • Ride
  • Run
  • Swim
  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Alpine Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Canoe
  • Crossfit
  • E-Bike Ride
  • Elliptical
  • Handcycle
  • Ice Skate
  • Inline Skate
  • Kayak
  • Kitesurf Session
  • Nordic Ski
  • Rock Climb
  • Roller Ski
  • Row
  • Snowboard
  • Snowshoe
  • Stair Stepper
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Surf
  • Virtual Ride
  • Virtual Run
  • Weight Training
  • Windsurf Session
  • Wheelchair
  • Workout
  • Yoga

Please be aware that most of Strava's features are currently only available for our three core activity types, riding, running, and swimming.

See how the It's Your Move Crew is doing:

WellU Wednesday: Fall Flavours

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2024 - 11:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Library Courtyard

Embrace the cozy vibes of autumn and nourish your body and soul at our Fall Food event! Join Student Health and Wellness, the Food Resource Centre and LUSU for delicious seasonal flavours with important discussions on food security and well-being. Learn about resources and support systems available both on and off campus.

WellU Wednesday: It's Your Move RecFest

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 - 11:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Library Courtyard

Find out how you can break sweat on campus with Student Health and Wellness and Campus Rec!

Learn about the fitness and intramural offerings on campus, meet reps from Lakehead club sports teams and student clubs, and find out about the jobs that are available within Athletics.