Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.26
Liaison Matt Wolsfeld
Submission Date March 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.09 / 4.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
26,155

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
1,200

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
0

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Peer Health Mentors

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

Peer Health are students dedicated to promoting health on the U of S Saskatoon campus and are passionate about the health issues that impact student well-being. Peer Health works within the Be Well framework in the following seven specialties:

Harm reduction: Alcohol moderation and substance use
Healthy connections
Healthy lifestyles
Invisible disabilities
Mental wellness
Parents on campus
Sexual wellness

Peer Health holds the following mission and goals:

Promote a better and safer quality of life by helping students develop health knowledge and skills
Provide evidence based promotion programs built around current science, research, and practices
Enhance student leadership, development, and personal growth

Peer Health promotes health on campus in ways including:

Outreach events in Arts tunnel, residence, north concourse, and in the bowl
Health campaigns
Classroom presentations
Educational infographics and displays around campus
Student blog and social media posts and health tips
Playing interactive health focused games with students


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Target audience is all Usask students. That includes the main Saskatoon campus and satellite campuses (mainly Prince Albert).


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
100

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
36

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
4,000

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
USSU Help Centre

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The Help Centre is a warm, friendly positive space that is open to everyone. We have comfy couches and friendly people always willing to chat. We’re here to help students with whatever they may need. Whether you need someone to talk to, a free phone, access to the exam file, or any other assistance just stop by and check us out. The USSU Help Centre is committed to providing information, referrals and personal support to undergraduate students. We strive to provide these services in a confidential, informed and safe environment. The Help Centre, through support, referral and information services, provides undergraduate students with knowledge and direction to assist them in their growth as individuals.

USSU Help Centre Peer Support Program:
USSU Help Centre Peer Support program offers support and referrals regarding sexual health, queer issues, academic issues, suicide, pregnancy and other student issues. They are available by appointment and on a walk-in basis during centre hours.

Eating Disorder Support Group:
Hosted by the USSU Help Centre, this student-run support group meets weekly to provide support and community to students who live with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other eating disorders. This group is open to anyone affected by an eating disorder who would like to discuss issues related to their condition(s) with other students affected by eating disorders. Meetings are currently every Tuesday night at 7pm at the USSU Help Centre (on the main floor of MUB).

Exam File:
The USSU Help Centre Exam File has over 1000 exams from a wide variety of courses. The exam file is now even more convenient to use, files are available in pdf format; students can email the files to themselves by stopping in the Help Centre or visiting the Exam File computer in upper Place Riel. The Exam File requires student participation to remain up to date. Students are encouraged to bring old exams to the Help Centre.

Mental Health Support Group:
If students are struggling with their mental health and think they need support, they are invited to go to the Mental Health Support Group held every Wednesday at 7pm in the USSU Help Centre, (located in room 105, Memorial Building). Students will meet, discuss and get to know others who have been dealing with mental health. The Mental Health Support Group is a safe space to open up and can provide different resources that may help students with their mental health.

A.S.I.S.T.:
The USSU Help Centre, together with community partners at Living Works offers on campus A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

Other Services:
The USSU Help Centre offers many other services to help students on a daily basis. We offer a free phone, free condoms, candy, a kitchenette, maps, transit info, friendly faces, a positive space and so much more.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience of the USSU Help Centre are all USask undergraduate students looking for any and all assistance, be it from their specialty programs and services to just needing a friendly person to talk to.

Numbers regarding the number of student educators and hours worked are not yet compiled in an easily accessible manner, an issue which is currently being remedied.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
0

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
36

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
0

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
0

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:

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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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