On Oct. 27, 2021, the Union hosted the TRU Dean of Students, Chris Adam, a TRU Counsellor, Ashley Broadfoot, and a TRU staff member focused on suicide prevention work, Pamela Fry, to lead a virtual session to hear from students, faculty, and alumni about student mental health as part of its Breaking Bread discussion series. 

Breaking Bread is a project from the TRU Students’ Union that connects students with community leaders through small group discussions around shared topics of interest. 

This discussion started with the discussion leaders providing some context on what TRU currently offers in terms of student mental health and what the challenges are. From here participants provided in-depth feedback on what they see as the issues students are facing and those that might be addressed by the university. 

Sign up for our last Breaking Bread discussion of the fall with Dr. Carol Fenton, a medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority, around the importance of vaccinations on our events page.