Five Places to Unwind without Unwinding your Wallet

With academic pressures, part-time jobs, internships, school expenses, and maintaining a social life, it’s no wonder that students are searching for outlets to help remedy their stress. Failing to set time aside to indulge in necessary leisure activities can lead to mental and physical limitations, and even burn-out. But, self-care methods can manifest in several ways. While self-care can come in many different forms, it can also be quite pricey. Luckily, Ottawa is home to many initiatives that can build the bridge to a healthier and happier you–and a healthier, happier wallet too. Here are five ways to take care of yourself during the school year without furthering your student debt. Carleton’s Therapy Dog, Blue Therapy dogs are trained to […]

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Free yoga suspended at U of O

A free yoga class at the University of Ottawa (U of O) put on by the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) was cancelled out of concern the practice was culturally appropriative, first reported by the Ottawa Sun on Nov. 20. Jennifer Scharf, the instructor, was quoted by the Sun saying a complaint caused the class to be cancelled for the 60 students who attended. However, Roméo Ahimakin, acting president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), was quoted in the same article saying there was no complaint and the class was paused “to make it better, more accessible and more inclusive to certain groups of people that feel left out in yoga-like spaces.” Scharf provided her […]

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