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Active Minds Western

About us: 

Active Minds’ mission is to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness and to create an open environment for the discussion of mental health issues. Our aim is to raise awareness and spark meaningful conversations about mental health. By fighting the stigma that surrounds mental illness, our hope is that individuals will become better educated and more comfortable with their own mental health. Through a variety of events and advocacy initiatives we build a community of passionate individuals within the club and collectively raise awareness among Western University students. Join our “Brainy Bunch” this year and lets make mental wellness a priority on campus!

 

Check out our Link Tree for more info as to how to get involved!
https://linktr.ee/ActiveMindsWestern

For more information on the international organization, please visit http://www.activeminds.org/index.php.
Email Address: activemindswestern.club@westernusc.ca

 

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Exercise is Medicine

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Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus at Western University is a branch of the organization Exercise is Medicine Canada, a joint venture between the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Medical Association, which has been implemented in Canada by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). We aim to promote physical activity as a method of chronic disease prevention, improve the health of Canadians and make Western’s campus a healthier place. Exercise is a critical component of health and our club will foster collaborations and inter-disciplinary relationships for aspiring health professionals. Our goal is to make evidence-based exercise prescription an integral and standard component of treatment recommended by current and next-generation health professionals. Through awareness campaigns, keynote speaker addresses and research symposiums, we hope to influence the healthy living behaviours of Western undergraduate students.

 

More Information:
https://www.exerciseismedicine.org/canada/
Instagram @eimwesternu
Twitter: @EIMC_Western

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Advancements in Medicine Society (AIMS)

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AIMS is a place for anyone who is interested in furthering their analytical and communication skills in the field of biotechnology. Students from any program are welcome to join! We have our annual symposium at the end of the school year where we have speakers from biotech companies as well as researchers in various fields. In addition, we host multiple journal clubs where participants are taught the fundamentals of reading a scientific article which is a crucial skill in any career path. We also host a variety of speaker events and fundraisers that are both educational and a great social experience! Make sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook pages (@westernAIMS) to learn more about us!

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/westernAIMS
https://www.instagram.com/western_aims

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Learning Disabilities Awareness Club

About us: 
At LDAC, we hope to form a community of passionate individuals that will use their voice on behalf of those who struggle to. A safe space will be made for students to discover and discuss their interests in learning disabilities (LDs), neurodevelopmental conditions, and other topics of similar interest. Students who wish to study LDs in their future will have the opportunity to begin this venture and hopefully continue onwards. Passionate and bright undergraduate students will be welcomed to voice their ideas on how to aid the global and local communities of children with LDs.

More Information: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldacuwo.usc/
FB Page Link https://fb.me/LDACuwo.usc

More Information:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldacuwo.usc/
FB Page Link https://fb.me/LDACuwo.usc

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Multiple Sclerosis Western

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Welcome to MS Western! Our main focus is to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and help those in the London community through fundraising events and volunteering. We also coordinate speaker series and educational events with researchers, physicians, and others who work in the field. Additionally, we love to have fun also through our socials with our members! We also provide shadowing opportunities for Western students at the MS Clinic in UH and at events held by the MS Society of Canada. Our club is continuously growing and we love to hear new ideas from our members! We also have executive positions available. For more information about how you can get involved, please email us directly at multiplesclerosis.club@westernusc.ca or message us on one of our social media platforms (i.e. Instagram: ms_uwo)

 

More Information:
https://westernu.campuslabs.ca/engage/organization/mswestern
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msuwo
Instagram: @ms_uwo
Twitter: @ms_uwo

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Purple Yogis

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Purple Yogis is Western’s yoga club. We believe that yoga is for everyone! We offer an affordable way to de-stress and connect with fellow students who are passionate about yoga, health, and wellness. We provide a variety of different yoga classes where beginner and advanced yogis alike are welcome! No experience is needed to join. Members can expect weekly yoga classes (a variety of different styles and levels), special events, club collaborations, social media challenges, and a welcoming/inclusive environment. Yoga classes will commence mid to late Fall, these will be held virtually and in-person. Classes will be taught by instructors from the London community as well as student instructors from Western. For more information please feel free to follow us on Instagram (@purple_yogis), or email us (@purpleyogis.club@westernusc.ca) with any questions.

 

More Information: 
Facebook: @uwopurpleyogis
Instagram: @purple_yogis
Email: purpleyogis.club@westernusc.ca

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Crohn’s and Colitis Club of Western

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The Crohn’s and Colitis Club of Western is a club devoted to the advocacy of individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The club strives to bring awareness to these illnesses and works to actively provide support to those suffering.

 

More Information:

Instagram: @crohnscolitiswestern
Twitter: CC_Western

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Alzheimer’s Western Club

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Our core mission at Alzheimer’s Western Club is to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in both the Western campus and London communities. By doing so, we hope to reduce the stigma and surrounding this terrible disease and change the preconceptions the general public may have about it. We also support the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex through fundraising activities so that the proper care and resources are available to the individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

 

More Information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alzheimerswesternclub/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwoalzheimers/

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Power to Change – Western

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We are a movement dedicated to helping students discover Jesus and change the world. We want students to experience God’s love and forgiveness and become world changers as they make faith a lifelong commitment. Power to Change – Students is also a chapter of Power to Change Ministries, an international interdenominational ministry committed to helping take the Gospel of Jesus to all nations. It is the largest not-for-profit organization in the world, reaching over 191 nations.

More Information:
https://p2c.com/students/campuses/western-university/
https://www.instagram.com/p2cwestern/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/p2cuwo/

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Canadian Association for Research in Regenerative Medicine (CARRM)

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The Canadian Association for Research in Regenerative Medicine (CARRM) at Western is a nonprofit, student-led organization dedicated to advancing the field of regenerative medicine through two main venues: 1) Spreading awareness about the current research and progress being made in regenerative medicine 2) Funding local research facilities to assist in the advancement of regenerative medicine in both the London and Western University communities.

More Information: 
https://carrm.org/chapters/western/
https://www.facebook.com/uwoCARRM/
https://www.instagram.com/carrm_uwestern/