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UW Smiles Day
What is UW Smiles Day?
UW Smiles Day aims to bring some positivity to students on campus, to remind students to take care of themselves and to remember that their mental wellness is important. There will be three booths set up around campus where society representatives will be handing out giveaways, fruit, and engaging students in conversation.
“We decided to look at having an event focused around positivity on campus right after Fall Break when we know people are getting back in the swing of things,” said Vice President Student Life Savannah Richardson. “We thought we’d start of the week with this nice burst of positivity.”
Each of the three booths will have representatives from the major societies around campus: Applied Health Sciences Undergraduate Member [external link] (AHSUM), Arts Student Union [external link] (ASU), Engineering Society [external link] (EngSoc), Environment Students Society [external link] (ESS), Mathematics Society [external link] (MathSoc), Science Society [external link] (SciSoc), Society of Pharmacy Student [external link] (SOPhs) and Waterloo Architecture Student Association [external link] (WASA). The GBDA Society at the Stratford campus also have a hand in bringing UW Smiles Day to life, as they held a contest to design the giveaways that will be handed out to students.
“We try to do a collaborative event between all societies every term to continue to build that community across campus … [and to] also provide opportunities for mingling across societies,” said Richardson.
Where is it taking place?
To find out where the booths will be located and the contents of the giveaways, check out Feds Instagram [external link] and Facebook [external link] on October 15. Richardson said that they are trying to keep the contents of the booths a secret until the day of the event.
“We’re just trying to get people smiling, get people positive,” said Richardson.