BUSU to host an evening with Andre De Grasse

The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) is hosting a free mental health talk and virtual Q&A session with Canadian sprinter and six-time Olympic medalist, Andre De Grasse.

“This event came about in an effort to provide a unique opportunity for our fellow students,” said Faten Darbaj, BUSU Vice-President, Student Services (VPSS). “While we are once again studying from home, I am sure many of us will benefit from hearing from someone as inspiring and motivational as Andre De Grasse.”

De Grasse will speak on mental health and how to overcome adversities at any stage in life: whether you’re dealing with school pressure or standing on the Olympic podium.

The event, which BUSU organized in conjunction with other Ontario student associations, will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and is open to all Brock students. Registration is required and students are encouraged to write a question for De Grasse when they register. One student will be chosen to ask their question to De Grasse live during the event.

Students can register for the event on the BUSU website.

BUSU is also offering several other free interactive online events this month where participants can connect with their fellow students, discover a new area of interest, play games and win prizes. Upcoming events include:

Virtual Clubs Fair, Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, and 3 to 5 p.m.
Meet members from some of BUSU’s more than 100 student clubs, find an area of interest and make new friends. There will also be break-out rooms with events and prizes, including an Apple Watch.

Music Bingo, Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Play Music Bingo online with host Dancing Phil. Prizes include dining gift cards, Apple AirPods, a Ticketmaster gift card, Ice Dogs tickets and more.

Trivia, Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.
Join BUSU VPSS Faten Darbaj and Events Co-ordinator Chris Eposto on Zoom for a night of trivia, with chances to win a variety of prizes.

See all BUSU events and register at brockbusu.ca/events

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