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KPU Thrive Month 2020

Thrive Month 2020Typically, KPU celebrates THRIVE each year with a week-long series of events that focus on supporting positive health and wellbeing for students, faculty and staff. However, this year, we know that things aren’t going as planned. So we decided to celebrate THRIVE for the entire month of October!

This year, our theme for THRIVE is CONNECTION – connecting with others, connecting with your KPU community, and connecting to your own health and wellbeing. We may not be on-campus connecting with one another in-person, but we can still find ways to engage virtually!

Virtual events and activities will be hosted throughout October by a number of different KPU departments and services for the entire KPU community to participate in. A few of this year’s THRIVE events include: virtual fitness classes, trivia, TED Talk discussions, workshops, and much more!

Let’s play THRIVE BINGO!

Check items off the THRIVE Month BINGO by attending THRIVE events and completing THRIVE challenges! Get any line (5 checkmarks in a straight or diagonal line) on the BINGO sheet and you can be entered to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards. Submit your completed BINGO sheet via email to studenthealth@kpu.ca. Contest is only open to current KPU students. Faculty and staff are not eligible. Don’t forget to take a screenshot to show us that you attended an event (or completed a challenge) and include it with your BINGO sheet. The prizes will be drawn on November 3rd 2020.

To sign up for an event, check out our schedule!

Thrive Month Events

Name Description Hosted by Date/Time Link to Join
October Student Bucket List

Keep busy and make the most of October by checking off activities on KPU Orientation's October PDF icon Thrive Bucket List! Tag KPU Orientation in photos as you check off activities throughout the month.

Orientation and Transitions Ongoing TBA
KSA Thrive Thursday Game Night Join us every Thursday this month for an evening of fun and games! This is an opportunity to meet us and fellow students while playing some games. Take a much needed hour-long break from all the studying and focus on de-stressing and getting connected to your fellow students. You will be joined by the Peer Support Coordinators who are ready to answer any questions you may have about maintaining good mental health and wellness. We look forward to seeing you there! KSA Every Thursday in October, 7-8pm Join
Hatha Yoga This yoga practice includes breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences. This class will get you warm as we work on strengthening both the body and mind Sport and Recreation Fri, Oct 23 12:05-12:50pm   Join
Student Loan Repayment

Interested to learn how to save money on your government student loans? Whether you are a new, continuing or graduating student, you will benefit from this session. The Student Loan Repayment presented by the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) offers valuable information about the Non-Repayment Period, Repayment Period, Repayment Assistance Plan & your options when faced with difficulty making payments, and Money Saving Tips on your government student loans.

Student Awards and Financial Assistance Mon, Oct 26 1-2pm Join
Writing Right in Biology Writing in Biology is quite different from writing you have previously learned. This type of writing requires careful thoughts and attention to detail. Your instructor is expecting you to write precisely and you need to attain a higher level of scientific writing. In this workshop, you will learn to plan activities to increase your learning, discuss the structure and function of responses in Biology, compare and contrast using "how" and "why" statements, learn how to use "whereas" in paragraph format as well as analyze exam items carefully which will lead to better results. Don't miss this chance to improve your Biology writing skills. The Learning Centre Tue, Oct 27 7-8am   Join
   
TED Talk Tuesday  - Restorative Justice, A Different Approach to Conflict

This TED Talk Tuesday will feature 3 short videos where conflict and harm is solved in a restorative way. This will spark the dialogue afterwards, "What can we learn about restorative principles that could chart a new way forward through today's conflicts?" All are encouraged to attend.

Student Rights and Responsibilities Tues, Oct 27 11am-12pm     Join
Cardio Kickboxing A conditioning class which will challenge your cardiovascular system at high intensities that mimic the demands of sparring in a ring. Learn basic boxing skills and have fun in a dynamic and tough class! Sport and Recreation Tues, Oct 27 12-12:50pm   Join
Trivia Tuesday: Thrive Edition Join us for a fun trivia hour to learn about health and wellness at KPU, connect with other students, and a chance to win one of three E–gift cards! KPU International Tues, Oct 27 10-11am Join  
Multi-Faith Centre Meditation Sessions Join our Multi-Faith chaplains for a relaxing meditation session to foster your spiritual wellbeing. Each session will be hosted by a different chaplain and will highlight various meditation techniques. Multi-Faith Centre Wed, Oct 28 12:15-1pm Join
Mindful Yoga A gentle yoga class suitable for all levels focusing on physical health and mental wellbeing. This class will strengthen, tone, stretch, and relax your entire body through postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Sport and Recreation Wed, Oct 28 8-8:30am   Join
Get Ready! Get Hired! Mini Virtual Job Fair

Looking for a job or a volunteer position this Fall? RSVP now to attend the Mini Job & Volunteer Fair on October 28 and 29. Similar to an in-person fair, you will be able to talk to employers directly, have 1-on-1 video chats with representatives, or attend group video chats in KPU's student/alumni job board Career Connection

Career Development Centre Wed, Oct 28 12-3pm Join
Building A Community Circle

Participate in a circle activity focused on connecting with others. Find out how others are THRIVEing during these unprecedented times and get the chance to speak about how you THRIVE. The circle will close with an opportunity for spontaneous discussion during the casual virtual reception. You're encouraged to use a virtual background that represents how you THRIVE. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities Office Wed, Oct 28 4-5pm Casual Virtual Reception from 5-6pm Join
Halloween Movie – A Quiet Place Bring your friends and join Student Health Promotion as we watch “A Quiet Place” as a group on Microsoft Teams to celebrate Halloween! Pop your popcorn, grab a cozy blanket, and get ready to be spooked during this creepy post-apocalyptic film! Student Health Promotion Thurs, Oct 29 4pm Join

Full Body Workout  
Beginning with a warm up and ending with a stretch. This class will incorporate exercises to work all the muscles in the body. This class is moderate to high intensity but you can make it as easy as you like! Be sure to have enough space to perform various exercises in full range of motion. Wear what you are used to wearing for exercise - this includes shoes. Some equipment substitutes may be used. Sport and Recreation Thurs, Oct 29  4:05-4:50pm Join
Get Ready! Get Hired! Mini Virtual Volunteer Fair Looking for a job or a volunteer position this Fall? RSVP now to attend the Mini Job & Volunteer Fair on October 28 and 29. Similar to an in-person fair, you will be able to talk to employers directly, have 1-on-1 video chats with representatives, or attend group video chats in KPU's student/alumni job board Career Connection Career Development Centre Thurs, Oct 29 12-3pm Join
Halloween Movie Night TBA Student Health Promotion Thurs, Oct 29 4pm   TBA  
Hatha Yoga This yoga practice includes breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences. This class will get you warm as we work on strengthening both the body and mind Sport and Recreation Fri, Oct 30 12:05-12:50pm   Join
KSA Tips & Tricks for Self Care

Join the KSA on their Instagram stories throughout the week to learn some tips and tricks on self-care and staying active! We have many different programs to get connected and have fun so be sure to join in to learn some things and maybe make some new friends. We can't wait to meet you!

KSA Ongoing Check out @ksacouncil on Instagram for more details
KPU Kitchen - Ace Your Next Meal!

Upgrade the typical student dinner into a meal you won't regret! Try a new hack or recipe with each week's theme to transform your meals and tag us @KPUOrientation in a photo of your completed dish on your Instagram story each week to be entered into a draw.

October 1: Instant Noodles

October 4: Rice

October 8: Thanksgiving Special Edition

October 11: Spaghetti

October 18: Pizza

October 25: Mac n Cheese

October 29: Halloween Special Edition

Orientation and Transitions Ongoing Check out @kpuorientation on Instagram for more details