Free fitness classes to add to health

Campus Recreation is offering free sessions during Mental Health Awareness Week.

UWindsor employees can check out lunchtime fitness classes in the Education Gym, between the CAW Student Centre and the University Computer Centre, weekdays at 12:10 p.m. Assumption University Chapel is the setting for a new Zumba course, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m.

All instructional classes at the St. Denis Centre, with the exception of kayaking, are also free this week. Find a full list of opportunities and register on the Campus Rec Web site.

Wednesday, January 18, the Student Health Fair will feature more than 30 campus and community agencies answering questions, providing demonstrations and distributing freebies in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fourth-year drama students Christina Bryson and Margaret Evraire present their original play White Noise, which explores the last moments of a fragile young woman’s journey toward taking her own life, at 12:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Jackman Dramatic Art Centre.

The Multifaith space, room B-08 in the CAW Student Centre, hosts a multifaith prayer service at 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 19, a suicide prevention workshop led by Elizabeth McDermott and Rosemary Plastow of the Student Counselling Centre will provide instruction in the QPR method – question, persuade and refer. It runs 10 a.m. to noon in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge. Contact the centre to register.

Shepell fgi is sponsoring a one-hour webinar entitled Understanding Depressive Illness at 3:30 p.m., to shatter misconceptions about depression and explore treatments. Space is limited; reserve a spot at

cover of book Mirror MirrorIn their memoir Mirror Mirror: Two Bodies, One Soul, identical twins Allison and Lauren Knight tell the story of their journey through life as inseparable sisters who have never spent more than a few hours apart at any one time. They will discuss their unique relationship and its obstacles -- from bullying and social anxiety to depression and obsessive compulsive disorder – in a free public session at 2 p.m. in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge.

Find a full schedule for Mental Health Awareness Week on the event’s Web site.