May 3, 2024

Vancouver, BC In commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12), the Mental Health Ambassadors - a program that promotes mental health and well-being to Langara students - will publicly unveil student-led displays on campus.  

This year’s focus is centered on the healing power of compassion, highlighting the importance of being kind and compassionate to ourselves and each other.  

For Sabrina Chang, a PDD nursing student, it’s about empathetic dialogue: 

“For students struggling with mental health concerns, I found student-to-student conversations can really help students to open up, find the common ground between each other, and receive correct information.” 

Sabrina and fellow students, Taniya Tamang and Karine Chen, spent a semester putting displays together as a project, which can be viewed publicly by anyone. 

In addition to the display cases, the Mental Health Ambassadors program is running a weekly series, Thriving Thursdays, for the Langara student community throughout the summer which highlights a different well-being theme every Thursday.  

The displays are currently set up on the second floor of the Science and Technology Building and in the Library lobby, with a third being added in the Building A main foyer next semester. 

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm 'house of teachings', a name given to it by Musqueam, on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Mark Dawson 
Manager, Public Affairs 
Langara College