University of Ottawa Health Services

The U of O needs a secondary walk-in clinic on campus. As the student population grows, so will wait times. There’s a plethora of walk-in clinics on Rideau, but who wants to venture out that far when they’re coughing up a lung?

Although telling a first-year student who can barely take care of themselves to get a plant may seem odd, there is a simple reason for it—plants have many benefits, and act as more than just cute dorm decorations. This was something that over 50 students learned about at Community Life Service’s (CLS) Green Festival Indoor Plant Workshop, run by the University of Ottawa’s Health Services (UOHS) on March 2.