UofGuelph moves student wellness behaviour change program online

August 17, 2020

The University of Guelph’s Successful Habits in Education (USHINE) program is now accessible virtually through videoconference meetings. The program, which was piloted last year, is aimed at helping students change their habits to live a healthier lifestyle. The program provides participants with a peer mentor to guide them towards their wellness goals. “It’s hard enough to set good habits when you’re a student,” explained Jean Thompson, a wellness education at UofGuelph’s Department of Student Wellness, “but with the move to remote learning, it can be even more challenging to create new routines or to make connections with new friends so we’re hoping this program will help.”