Need to talk to someone who gets it? The Peer Support Centre (PSC) can help. *NEW* Click on the blue Fresh Chat icon on the right side of any page of our website to talk to a staff or volunteer (Monday to Friday, 10-4 pm (not including statutory holidays). You’re not alone.
The Peer Support Centre is a transformative community based upon shared dignity, caring, and trust. The PSC provides peer-led, barrier-free services, connecting all parts of the campus community to support students as they achieve their goals. The PSC is open to all current credit MRU students free of charge, and includes various programs and services:
- Emergency Student Funds: Short-term, interest-free emergency student loans of up to $300.
- Emergency Bus Tickets: In an emergency (e.g. forgot or lost wallet), we give students two bus tickets per day to a maximum of eight tickets per semester.
- Financial Literacy: Download free online Money Mentors courses and sign up for the Money Talks support group.
- SAMRU Care Packages (Temporarily replacing Free Breakfast and the Food/Hygiene Cupboard)
- Calgary Food Bank Hamper
- Food & Hygiene Cupboard
- Free Breakfast: Beginning at 8:45 am until supplies last during weekday Fall/Winter classes. (Not operating during COVID)
- Good Food Box: the Good Food Box is completed at Reception. It is an affordable alternative to purchase fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables at an affordable cost. Good Food Boxes are delivered to the Students’ Association once a month.
Peer Support & Supportive Listening
How can I get involved?
The Peer Support Centre is always in need of compassionate, enthusiastic volunteers. PSC volunteers provide peer-based active listening, support, and referral to appropriate resources to help other students achieve their goal. All volunteers undergo an extensive training process to help in maintaining respectful safer spaces for those who use the Peer Support Centre, Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Centre, and Pride Centre. We offer flexible shifts that volunteers can choose on a weekly basis. It is a two hour per week commitment, and all shifts are during the day.
Volunteering with the Peer Support Centre is extremely rewarding and is a great opportunity to meet new people, gain experience and get involved in the community. If you’re interested in supporting your fellow students and connecting the campus community, become a Peer Support volunteer by visiting our volunteer page.
Fall/Winter: 10am – 4pm* Monday – Friday
Spring/Summer: 9:30am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday
*Free Breakfast: 8:45am until supplies run out
If you need an appointment outside of these times, please e-mail the coordinator.
Student Support Coordinator (F/T)
Office: Wyckham House, (Z303)
Email: David Gomez
Peer Support Administrator (PT)
Office: Wyckham House, (Z210)
Email: Peer Support