Connect with Brock grads through Alumni Network events

Waterloo-Wellington Brock Alumni Network EventsThursday, February 21Social at the Huether Hotel (Waterloo)7 to 9 p.m., $15More information here.Thursday, June 6Professional development opportunity (Kitchener)7 to 9 p.m., $15More information to come. The Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, & Victoria Brock Alumni Networks all have events coming up but details have not been confirmed yet.  Make sure to check the Brock Alumni Relations website frequently to stay up-to-date with future events. Burlington Brock Alumni Network EventsThursday, May 9Pub Olympics at Boston Manor (Burlington)7 to 9 p.m., $20More information to come. This past June, the 75,000th graduate walked across the convocation stage, a significant number for Brock Alumni Relations.  “Almost everywhere you go, you can identify a Brock graduate,” said Christine Jones, alumni relations director. “This milestone means Brock is being represented out there with alums all over the world.”Despite your physical distance from the University once you graduate, it’s easy to stay connected with Brock and your peers through Alumni Networks!There are multiple Networks throughout Canada, each hosting at least one event a year.  Each network has a dedicated group of alumni volunteers that plan, organize and execute these events that connect grads through social, professional development and networking opportunities.Click on an area to see what events are happening near you:NiagaraBurlington/Hamilton/OakvilleWaterloo-WellingtonTorontoOttawaKingstonSudburyCalgaryEdmontonVancouverVictoriaNiagara Brock Alumni Network EventsSaturday, February 23Outdoor skate & wine tasting at Ravine Vineyard (Niagara-on-the-Lake)11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $20More information here.Thursday, March 14IceDogs hockey game & social at Gord’s (St. Catharines)5 to 9:30 p.m., $15More information here. Toronto Brock Alumni Network EventsWednesday, February 27Lululemon yoga & shopping experience (Queen St. location)7:30 to 9:30 p.m., $10More information here.Saturday, March 16Family sugar bush day at Brooks Farm11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $7More information to come. read more

Appearancerelated stress linked to shows like Love Islands survey says

Ms Crossan said: “Over-55s may be less likely to report experiencing stress in the last year than Britain’s youngest adults, and indeed have fewer contributory factors, but the proportion who have been impacted by any stress is still high.“While cultural changes have meant that under-25s are much more open to talking about their mental health, older consumers are still much more likely to ‘bottle it up’, and deal with the problem alone.”She added: “Growing financial pressure on the side of the NHS and the continued consumer-driven stigma surrounding the practice have meant that Brits are not getting the mental healthcare they need.“Very few adults who experienced stress in the last year spoke to a professional, suggesting that reduced access to medical services could be a hindrance. Appearance-related stress has rocketed among young women, likely cultivated by social media and reality TV shows such as Love Island, a survey suggests.More than four in 10 women (42%) aged 16 to 24 have experienced stress related to their appearance this year, up from 26% in 2016, according to a report by analysts Mintel.Hera Crossan, research analyst at Mintel, said: “The constant exposure to unrealistic ideals of beauty is having a strong impact on young women, who increasingly report their physical appearance as a factor of stress and discontent.“It is likely that social media and reality TV shows such as Love Island have helped cultivate an unhealthy obsession with appearance perfection that women feel the need to live up to.”Overall, 91% of 16 to 24-year-olds have experienced stress in the last year compared with 77% of over-55s.But while stress levels peak among younger consumers, just 4% did nothing to tackle the problem, compared with 23% of over-55s.The top three sources of stress for Britons are money (41%), work (32%) and physical health problems (25%), the poll found. “However, an increase in app-based support and therapy via video conference could help fill the gap in mental healthcare.”Mintel surveyed 2,000 internet users aged 16 and over in February. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more