Student peer health educators at Hastings College focus on promoting a positive campus community that reflects the attitudes, behaviors and values of a healthy lifestyle.

These student outreach presenters and advocates give ongoing education and awareness related to a variety of health topic areas and receive skills based training and additional specific topic training. Students in these groups take part in creating, planning and implementing health awareness weeks/months and programs throughout the Hastings College community.

Everyone is welcome to join! Reach out to the Student Engagement team for details.  

Groups on Campus

SHAC (Student Health Advisory Council)
This group educates the campus community on a variety of physical and mental health-related issues. Some of the topics that SHAC addresses include educating the campus on healthy living (nutrition, sleep, and physical activity)  and mental wellness. They sponsor blood drives, and educate the campus on the breast cancer and testicular cancer and the importance of self exams.

Gender/Sexuality Alliance
The alliance promotes and educates about safety, dignity, and respect for students of all sexual orientations, including gay, lesbian, straight bisexual, transgendered, questioning people, and their allies. Alliance strives to create a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for all.

To provide accurate information about and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STIs to the campus community. Phive-O is trained by the American Red Cross to dispel myths about HIV/AIDS and provide education on ways to reduce risk.

College Diabetes Network (CDN)
CDN as a peer health educator group that provides awareness, education and support for those managing diabetes.