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Student Health Assistance & Resilience Program (SHARP)

Please note that the Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) is on hold for the 2019-2020 academic year. All Health Promotions queries can be directed towards: Maryam Goudarzi, Health Promotions Programs Coordinator at, external link.

What is SHARP?

The Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) is designed to help you develop lifelong skills for managing your health and well-being. We believe that healthy students are better learners, but learning to take control of your health may be overwhelming and difficult to do if you don’t know how. A SHARP Ambassador will work with you to create a plan that will enable you to make healthy lifestyle changes, and assist in creating a wellness plan that is fun and achievable.

What are the benefits?

There is a great deal of evidence that suggests that there is a correlation between your health and academic performance. SHARP will enable you to make healthy lifestyle changes that will help you overcome the barriers to success that exist in a post-secondary environment.

  • Learn lifelong skills for improving your health and productivity.

  • Increase your own health promoting capacity.

  • Learn how to create and implement a Personal Wellness Plan.

  • Learn how to make informed healthy choices and healthy behaviour changes, like:

    • Quitting or reducing your smoking habit.

    • Reducing your alcohol intake to safer levels.

    • Increasing your physical activity levels.

    • Improve your mental health and well-being.

  • Increase your self confidence.

  • Establish or increase your resourceful behaviours.

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Relationships

  • Physical Activity

  • Nutrition

  • Weight

  • Alcohol & Drug Use and Misuse

  • Transitions through University

  • Dealing with Change

  • Resilience Building

  • Coping Strategies