Winter 2023 Wellness Events

Posted: January 17, 2023

Message from Trinity College Wellness Team

Welcome back, Trinity students!

We hope your first week back has been off to a great start as you settle back into your classes and the Trinity community.

For resources and information about the upcoming events for January, please read below. View upcoming programs here!

Our Team

As a refresher, we have three staff – Ramata, Rae, and Missy – available to connect and help students with their mental health, wellness, and overall wellbeing. Students can book an appointment for any issue – big or small, academic or non-academic! To book a virtual or in-person appointment, connect with Ramata, Rae, and Missy by email or phone. Ramata, Rae, and Missy also host weekly wellness staff drop-in hours where students can connect in-person without an appointment.

Ramata Tarawally (she/her) – Director, Community Wellness

Rae (she/her/they/them) and Missy (she/her) – Community Wellness Coordinators (CWC)

Wellness Team Drop-in Hours

Come say hello and chat with a member of the Wellness Team during one of these drop-in sessions

  • Mondays: 3:00 – 4:00 pm in Ramata’s Office (Student Services Centre)
  • Tuesdays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the CWC Office (front foyer of St.Hilda’s Residence)
  • Fridays: 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the CWC Office (front foyer of St.Hilda’s Residence)
Quercus Updates

This is a friendly reminder that the Trinity Life Quercus Page has been updated to a new format that can help you better navigate events, resources, and more. The Home page will show you Upcoming Events taking place soon, and if you scroll down, you will see a list of other events, resources, and announcements. The last section of this page leads you to wellness resources that can help you navigate your mental health journey. If you click on “Modules” in the left column, you will be able to see more information about academics, course enrolment, financial topics, and other subject matters that students frequently ask about. With these updates, we hope you enjoy navigating this term!

Abbott Room  – Trinity’s Wellness Space

The Abbott Room is a space dedicated to the health and wellness of the Trinity student community. In line with this theme, the space hosts regular events and is open (schedule attached) for students to drop-in and hang out for one hour at a time. Come by to visit soon!


Stay connected with our teams! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook – @ForTrinStudents – to stay up to date on programs and events at Trinity College and U of T. Both platforms are curated by our student staff!

Cookies & Creative Writing

Join OISE student Jordan Weir as they facilitate an hour and a half session that marries mindfulness meditation and creative writing. Jordan holds an MA in Creative Writing from University of Toronto, and they are currently in the MEd Counselling and Psychotherapy program at OISE. Open to all students.

  • Date: Wednesday January 18, 3:30 pm – 5 pm
  • Location: A chance to step inside the beautiful Trinity College at 6 Hoskin Ave., Divinity Common Room (DCR): The DCR is located on the main floor of Trinity, just down the hall from the Chapel.
  • Registration:
Winter 2023 Abbott Room Schedule
  • Monday: Wellness Hours, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday: Wellness Hours, 9 am to 10:30 am; Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours, 10:30 am to 12 pm; Mindful Moments, 4 pm to 5 pm; Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours, 5 pm to 7 pm
  • Wednesday: Wellness Hours, 10 am to 2 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Thursday: Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours, 10 am to 12 pm; Wellness Hours, 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Friday: Wellness Hours, 2 pm to 5 pm

Wellness Hours: hand out with the Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants.

Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours: hang out with the Senior Mental Health Peer Advisor.

Mindful Moments: learn mindfulness based mediation with Savannah Li.

Upcoming Programs  

We will be kicking off the new year with many fun events to connect with your peers and re-engage with your wellness journey! Below is a list of some upcoming events. Information on upcoming events can be found on the Trinity Events Portal, Trinity Life Quercus, @ForTrinStudents and @TrinEats social media accounts, as well as in frequent Wellness Team emails. Some events require sign-up, so we encourage all students to check the Trinity Events Portal.

  • January 11, 11:00 – 1:00 pm: Wellness Welcome Wishes – Abbott Room (No signup required)
  • January 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Winter Photo Walk – Meeting Point – Abbott Room (No signup required)
  • January 17, 9:00 – 11:00 am: Coffee & Connect – Abbott Room (No signup required)
  • January 23, 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Winter Snowflake Making – Abbott Room (No signup required)
  • January 25, 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Let’s Talk About Bell Let’s Talk – Location: Abbott Room
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Come and grab some wonderful Craig’s Cookies! Some of the best cookies in Toronto and while with is, please share your thoughts on the following question: “We’ve made great strides with Mental Health Awareness, but what more should we be doing!?”
    • 6:30 pm-730 pm: Come join the Mental Health Peer Advisors in an informal sharing about Mental Health issues at the University of Toronto and amongst the Trinity Student Community! More Craig’s Cookies and Hot Chocolate will be served!
  • January 27, 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Ramen Bowl Making Afternoon – Melinda Seaman (Sign-up required)
    • To learn new, healthy recipes for the new year, students will come together lead by the Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants to make a ramen dinner; meat & vegetarian options to be available.
  • January 27, 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Trinity Remembers: The Holocaust – Combination Room, Trinity (Sign-up required)
    • On the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, please join us for an inspiring and educational event as Trinity remembers the Holocaust. Students and guests from the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and History Department will be speaking on several topics including “Learning The Holocaust from an International Student’s Perspective” and “New Ways: Learning the Holocaust Through Social Media”. Hors d’oeuvres (meat and vegetarian appetizers), fruit and dessert squares to be served! Students can pre-register via the Trinity Events Portal
  • January 30, 2:00 – 5:00 pm: Edible Cookie Dough Making – Abbott Room (No signup required)
  • January 30, 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Plant Pot Painting Night – location TBA (Sign-up required)
  • January 31, 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Plant Potting Night – location TBA (Sign-up required)

We look forward to connecting with you this Winter term!

Ramata, Rae and Missy

Ramata Tarawally, RN, MN (she/her)
Director, Community Wellness
Dean of Students’ Office


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