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Emphasis on student self-care puts prof in focus

Sociology professor Renu Persaud’s efforts to decrease her students’ stress is winning attention off campus.

Windsor Star reporter Dave Battagello wrote a story published Oct. 1 that note Dr. Persaud has assigned 20 per cent of the final grade in her class “Understanding Social Life” for improving personal mental health.

“Persaud requires students to keep journals and at least once a week document and assess their meditation or other self-care strategies,” Battagello writes. “She will collect the journals at the end of the semester and evaluate each student’s actions.”

Read the entire article on the Star’s website.