here's the latest on what
the kts2 team is up to
& some helpful tips for you!
  • Great students make a campus visit great!

    Nov 16, 2017
    We had a great time at the University of Toronto, St George campus! We really appreciated the student staff team for all their hard work delivering #kts2 in Robarts Library and Sidney Smith Hall! Thanks so much to Jasmine, Lola, Akanksha, and Hope for being so enthusiastic with other students about problem gambling prevention and how to make more informed decisions around gambling!
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  • The kts2 team's (not Nipissing University’s) first snowfall

    Nov 16, 2017
    We want to start off by giving a big thank you to our amazing student staff team, Lindsey, Miranda, and Shelby for engaging all of the Nipissing University students this week!! kts2 was able provide accurate information on problem gambling awareness, and have students fill out our 5-question quiz!
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  • The first sign of winter at Laurentian University

    Nov 9, 2017
    Just when we thought we could squeeze in another day of Fall weather, we were welcomed onto the Laurentian University campus with some light flurries! Getting out of the cold and into the brand new (at least to us!) Atrium Welcome Centre, was amazing. The building that the #kts2 was set up in allowed us to chat with loads of LU students about problem gambling awareness! There were so many students stopping at the display, asking questions, filling out our 5-question quiz, and sharing tips for keeping warm! We were especially happy to share the space with the Graduate Studies Expo on our second day. We want to especially thank our Laurentian University host Lyne Rivet from the Health and Wellness Centre, for helping kts2 out this week. On very short notice, she moved her scheduled date to an earlier one so as to increase the chance that an Ontario college could take her later date, should the work stoppage end. We couldn’t be more appreciative of her efforts to assist us and her fellow colleagues at other colleges.
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  • The smell of peppermint is in the air...

    Nov 8, 2017
    As the fall colours turn, it seems so does the students choice from pumpkin spice lattes to gingerbread and peppermint (at least judging from the coffee smells at the kts2 display!)
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  • Original, unusual, creative OCAD U

    Nov 7, 2017
    What an artistic two days at OCAD University. It was an absolute pleasure to be in one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in downtown Toronto but also to speak with so many creative students. We want to thank our Campus Contact Jennifer Ko from the Health and Wellness Centre for giving kts2 the opportunity to engage with her students and have them complete our 5-question quiz on campus. We had a wonderful time and wish everyone a successful fall semester!
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  • When is it time to ask for help?

    Nov 3, 2017
    Sometimes, when things in your life aren't working, you recognize it immediately and make changes to improve the situation and how you feel. Always late for your first class? You set your alarm earlier (or task a friend with waking you up). A particular person brings you down? You hang with friends that lift you up. But sometimes, it is hard to see things objectively. Reaching out to peer coaches, counselling and health services (remember those display booths you saw during the Health Fair on campus?), academic services, your RA, friends or parents may be a necessary first step.
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  • A warm Humber, North welcome on a cold day!

    Oct 20, 2017
    If snacking on some free #kts2 Jelly Bellies, meant coming in from out of the cold, then Humber College students were inside and at our display!
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  • Okay, post-secondary life is getting real

    Oct 13, 2017
    Now that we are fully immersed in October, the realities of being a student are surfacing. It's not just about making new friends, going out, navigating new neighbourhoods, staying up late or getting good grades – day to day life has arrived and the finer points of being a ‘successful’ student need to be addressed.
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  • Before the long weekend begins...

    Oct 11, 2017
    With the fall colours changing outside and imagined smell of home-made cooking ahead, UTSC students had one more big event to participate in before leaving campus for the Thanksgiving long weekend!
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  • Is the band taking requests?

    Oct 10, 2017
    Not only did the Health Fair and Stomp Out Stigma event at Fleming College, Frost provide valuable information to students about local programs and services, but they had a live band and free bbq for participating at various displays!!!! This is a first for us and we would support any other school who wanted to incorporate this into any of our future visits.
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  • kts2 couldn't do so well without our Georgian student reps

    Oct 2, 2017
    We could not have spoken to or shared important information with so many, without the enthusiasm and interest of our #kts2 student reps. Full stop.
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  • Always a great time to visit the University of Windsor

    Sep 29, 2017
    Another amazing visit to the University of Windsor! We were delighted that kts2 was invited to share the CAW Student Centre space with so many other amazing campus and community-based programs and services at the Health Fair.
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  • What?1?!...I'm supposed to be in charge of myself?

    Sep 28, 2017
    The first few weeks of college or university can be a bit of a whirlwind. New people, classes, professors and routines conspire with long line ups and getting lost to completely fill up your days. You don't really have time to process. Transition seems to happen organically: I'm here, I'm at my class, I am chanting weird songs with my floor mates, I am commuting from home like a boss. Everything is great. But what happens when the roar starts to dim and you need to knuckle down, face the daily grind and try your hand at adulting? This is when the overwhelm can kick in. How do people eat healthy meals and work their part time jobs and study and meet new people and actually get to class on time? The great thing about all the campuses we visit is that they have built in resources (online or in person) to help you navigate your first year (and beyond!). And they are free!
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  • What a start at Laurier!

    Sep 21, 2017
    A huge thanks to Sarina Wheeler in Student Wellness and Development for partnering with #kts2 on the WLU campus! We shared the Concourse display space with wall to wall posters displayed as part of a week-long poster sale.
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  • The first day of the rest of your life!

    Sep 7, 2017
    Ok, that may be stretching things a bit. But it is the start of a new school year, and for many of you, the first steps into a whole new life: new courses, friends, possibly roommates, maybe even dorm life -- with no parents or guardians to run interference. It's time to get a taste of independence, leave high school behind and find out more about who you are. Take it all in. Go to events you'd normally never, ever, ever consider. Leave your door open and say hi to floor mates. Open yourself to new people, cultures, foods and clubs. And don't forget to check out what's happening on campus. This will be the hub of your universe for at least the next year, so avail yourself to all the campus resources on offer. There is a whole team of people working hard to make you feel at home. Check out Frosh events with fun group activities. Or club days, where you can shop around and join groups that resonate with you – from student issues, to politics to the environment. Or try something a little less heavy and sign up for intramurals (unless you are super competitive, then it's serious business).
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