8th Annual Women’s Pamper Night

SWITCH will be hosting its 8th Annual Women’s Pamper Night on February 11th, 2016 at St. Mary’s Parish.  We need your help collecting donations for the event.  Our most wanted items are:

  •  purses and bras (gently used)
  • tampons, sanitary napkins (pads), razors, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, dental floss, dental dams, and make-up products (new, unopened, and not expired)

Please contact Beth at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com to drop off donations or if you have any questions. Thanks!

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SWITCH Sweatshirts

Just in time for the cooler weather, we will be selling SWITCH sweatshirts! They are only $35 and you can add embroidered personalizations on the arm for an additional $5 per line.

They are incredibly comfy and you are more than welcome to wear them on shift instead of your SWITCH t-shirt.

Please email Beth at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com for more information.

SWITCH Swag  Sweatshirt

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New SWITCH Committee!


To assist our amazing Board of Directors, we have created a new committee targeted at student recruitment and retention. The committee will be responsible for planning the awards for next year’s Annual General Meeting, talking with other students about how to best engage volunteers (new and old), and reaching out to other schools to expand our volunteer base.

For more information, please email Soma Dalai at: asd782@mail.usask.ca

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November Program & Events Calendar

November Programming at SWITCH

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Halloween Helping Hands


We are in need of more volunteers to help out with our Halloween Helping Hands initiative. We are looking for individuals to assist us from 4-8pm on October 31st. We will be canvassing neighbourhoods in Willowgrove and Lakeview to collect kitchen and women’s pamper night donations.

If you are interested, please email Beth at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com

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SWITCH Volunteer Awards!

Congratulations to the following volunteers and mentors for being recognized at the AGM for exceptional commitment to SWITCH over the past year. Of course, we would also like to sincerely thank all our hard-working mentors and volunteers who work tirelessly every year–SWITCH wouldn’t be the same without you!

  • Up and Coming “All-Round SWITCHer” – Jeff Sabine
  • Extreme Kitchen Dedication – McKayla Cozart
  • Most Active New Volunteer – Megan Gallagher
  • Health Service Innovation (student) – Lyall Pacey
  • Health Service Innovation (mentor) – Orlene Martens
  • Mentor of the Year – Brittany Houk
  • Volunteer of the Year – Elizabeth Plishka
  • Most Valuable SWITCHer (student) – Hyejin Park
  • Most Valuable SWITCHer (mentor) – Della Magnusson


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Board of Directors 2015-2016

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors for 2015-2016!  Welcome to the SWITCH team!

Student Positions:

  • Reed Gillanders
  • Mohammed Husain
  • Victoria Krishan
  • Nicole Greschner
  • Soma Dalai
  • Elizabeth Plishka
  • Megan Gallagher
  • Danielle LaBrash
  • McKayla Cozart

Community Position:

  • Lorna Bear

Advisory Positions:

  • Patrick Lapointe
  • Faraz Ahmed
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October 2015 Program & Event Calendar

October 2015 at SWITCH 2

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All-Candidates Forum: Healthcare Issues

You are invited to attend a political all-candidates forum with a focus on healthcare issues, which will feature all 4 candidates from the Saskatoon-University riding. The event will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 7:30pm in Room B450 (Health Sciences B-Wing). The format will include the chance for candidates to present their party platform (specifically as it relates to issues of health), a moderated debate portion, and a Q&A session. Issues to be discussed may include: pharmacare, seniors health strategy, health care innovation and research, aboriginal health, mental health services, Supreme Court’s ruling on assisted dying, refugee health services …
We hope to see you there!


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Mental Health Training 28.9.15

Hey SWITCHers!

Mental health training has been scheduled for Monday, September 28th from 6:00 – 8:00PM.  This training is required for all clinical mental health students and is recommended for all students.  To sign up please e-mail Mike at switchclinic@gmail.com.

- the SWITCH team

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