Be Well, Be Safe Week Kick-Off Event

Date and Time


Creelman Hall- Registration required due to limited capacity.


You're invited! Join us in Creelman Hall on Monday May 6th 2019 for the Kick-off Event for Be Well, Be Safe Week.  Please bring a donation for the CSA Food Bank. They are most in need of canned tomatoes, rice and pastas.

Can make it in-person?  Watch the live-stream recording of the keynote online at noon. 

Here is a rough agenda for the kick-off event that will continue to be updated as we get closer to the date.

  • 11:30am-12:00pm- Live music, giveaways, mingling and a light lunch provided. Please drop off your canned donation for the CSA Food Bank. 

  • 12:00pm- Opening remarks by Vice-President Don O'Leary 

  • 12:10-1:00pm- The Happiness Trap: Keynote speaker Scott Ste. Marie and Q&A

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm- Wrap-up and giveaways. Spin the wheel for your chance to win a prize! 

Please note: Capacity is limited and you will be notified if you are placed on the waiting list for this event after you complete your registration. Please notify Sarah at if you can no longer attend to free up a space for anyone who may be on the waiting list.

Register here.


About the Keynote 

The Happiness Trap

Depression took away all senses of happiness and joy from my life both in the present moment and thought of the future. I came to realize that my constant pursuit of happiness and short-term gratification was my single greatest mission. What I now understand is that as an imperfect being, happiness and emotions are fleeting and we cannot possibly hold on to one state forever. We must move from the pursuit of happiness to the pursuit of meaning to fulfill and move us forward, even in the darkest of times.  

About Scott 

Scott Ste Marie is the Founder of Depression to Expression and has been speaking openly and honestly about positive mental health since 2013. Scott’s journey into mental health advocacy started when he uploaded his very first YouTube video about his diagnoses of clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder 6 years ago.

Depression to Expression is now serving over 250,000 members online, reaching over 15 million people around the world. Offline, Scott’s presentations challenge people to think about mental health differently and adopt an attitude of curiosity, openness and self-expression.

Scott has achieved success working for some big names, including Twitter and the Canadian Mental Health Association, and now provides workshops and presentations to schools and organizations, creating an honest dialogue about what mental health truly means. The ability to learn from others and share knowledge about mental health is what gets Scott out of bed every morning.  Scott has a TEDx Talk "Why You Should Question Everything."

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