Hugs for heart
Hugs for Heart is an annual awareness campaign that started in 2013. This campaign was designed to combat stress, reduce blood pressure, and raise awareness on cardiovascular health. On the day of the event, the UOHISF team and special event volunteers go around the uOttawa campus giving lots of free hugs and love. In the past few years we have also held games to increase the school's knowledge on cardiovascular health. Be sure to be on the lookout for incoming (consensual) hugs & games next year!
Did you know that just ten seconds of hugging can help lower blood pressure?
Heart Beats + Sing Your Heart Out
These social events are held annually to help showcase the talent that is located within the student population at the University of Ottawa all while bringing awareness to heart health. Both events enlist performers of various styles, whether they be singers or musicians who wish to share their talent with the world, while the audience enjoys beverages and light snacks. As a non-profit organization, all ticket and beverage sales go towards the planning of future events.
2016 Dinner & Dance Supporting the University of Ottawa Heart Institue Foundation
UOHI Foundation Work
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Student Foundation is officially affiliated with University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Along with our individually planned events, we volunteer for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's events. These events have included:
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute Telethon
-Day Surgery Volunteering
Fundraising Events (Throughout the year)
The UOHISF holds other various fundraising events throughout the year. This may include small bake sales and BBQs. Members who show commitment to the group may plan a small event later on in the year!
Club's week (September)
The UOHISF recruits throughout the whole year. New members are always welcomed. We also have a table during club weeks in the fall, where future members are encouraged to come meet us.