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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Student Wellness Ambassador Team

The Thompson Rivers University Student Wellness Ambassador Team are here to provide peer support and role model health and health initiates on campus. It is their role to recognize the needs of both students and employees in order to better develop events, initiatives, and health focuses, while advocating to increase health at TRU by influencing policies, procedures, and the Strategic Plan. The Ambassadors play and integral role at the Wellness Centre providing education to faculty and students as a health promotion focus on campus.

Mission Statement

“The Wellness Centre promotes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual well-being of TRU students and employees by providing a comprehensive package of health education and promotion activities, services, and programs.”

Meet Your Student Wellness Ambassador Team

  • Angela Kadar
  • Rachel Cantin
  • Braydon Slack
  • Kendra Finch
  • Manisha Gupta
  • Tracy Asingo
  • Naomi Woolverton
  • Nicole Greenstreet
  • Neevesha Panjwani
  • Rohan Sharma

Roles & Responsibilities

All SWAT leaders are required to maintain certain responsibilities as a regular part of their placement. The responsibilities that students accept in joining the SWAT program are:

  • To attend and participate in program wide and area specific training provided annually for all SWAT members;
  • Spend 4-hours/week in the Wellness Centre supporting students
    • Spend an additional 1-2 hours/week supporting health and wellness events
    • Help support a minimum of 4 wellness activities/events
  • To attend and participate in weekly or bi-weekly meetings with your supervisor and fellow SWAT members
  • Take a leadership role (e.g. event(s), social media, resource development, etc.)
  • To commit to developing an understanding of the service areas you will be working within and the client groups served by those areas;
  • To discuss and provide input to your supervisor(s) into the ways in which your work could be interesting, challenging and meaningful
  • To communicate to your supervisors your needs in relation to performing your work effectively or anything else that is important to you in your work as a SWAT member
  • To participate in on-going training and development opportunities provided through the SWAT program
  • Maintain the upkeep of the Wellness Centre while on shift
  • To perform your job at the best of your abilities

Become a Student Wellness Ambassador

Now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 academic year. Please send your completed application form and current resume to Chelsea Corsi at ccorsi@tru.ca by March 25th, 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about becoming a SWAT Leader, visit us in the Wellness Centre. We're happy to help.

Contact Us

TRU Wellness Centre

Thompson Rivers University
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Tel: 250-828-5010
Fax: 250-371-5772

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