Humber students now have a new space on campus where they can take a break from classes and ponder the bigger questions in life.
The new Spirituality and Wellness centre will offer meditation rooms for students to relax, do yoga, rest, or even study if they like.
“This space is necessary for students to prevent any mental health crisis,” Stephanie Boachie said.
“It is not a worship space, although students are welcome to pray if they like, but is a place to connect with yourself, relax, and even learn about spirituality,” she added.
Humber already offers an exclusive prayer space for students in room D233, but Boachie said this centre is meant to host workshops and learning opportunities.
“We know Humber is really diverse and we have different people and different spiritualities here. It’s for all students on campus, whether you are spiritual or not,” she said.
The opening ceremony for the centre featured music, food, giveaways and a photo booth.
Jada Wallace volunteered to do social media for the centre and said it has a huge importance.
“I want to give back to others and show them how they can change their lives, and deal better with the stress of life.”
Kaylan Green, who is also volunteering at the centre, said the importance of the space is related to how welcoming it is to all students.
“I really like how diverse it is. It has space for everyone. This is a safe space and people get to unwind here,” she said.
The Spirituality and Wellness centre is located in room LRC 2112 and is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A website detailing upcoming workshops is still being built. To learn about planned activities, visit the centre’s Instagram page, @swchumber.