International Student Services

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness
Monday, March 20, 2017
Telus Centre
4:00 – 7:00 PM

“Happiness is neither a frivolity nor a luxury. It is a deep-seated yearning shared by all members of the human family.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2014

International Day of Happiness is March 20, every year, and forever. The United Nations founded the International Day of Happiness in 2012.

Celebrate International Day of Happiness at the Telus Centre.

Here’s what is planned:

  • Unitea
  • Board game café
  • Henna artists
  • Photo booth
  • Scavenger hunt and prizes
  • Marshmallow pit
  • Food and more!
RSVP to attend

Scavenger hunt rules:

  1. Find (at least) three photos on campus
  2. Take a selfie
  3. Post on Instagram, use #happyualberta
  4. Enter your name for a chance to win a prize at the International Day of Happiness event at Telus Centre.

Do what makes you happy.

Smile, share, eat healthy, exercise, be grateful, give back, think positive, spend time with friends and family, spend time alone, be mindful, dream, listen to music, say thank you – and mean it, compete, be charitable, say “all the more” instead of “nonetheless” – you get it. Do what makes you happy.

Spread happiness.

While you are doing whatever it is you do that makes you happy, don’t forget to do, whatever you can do, to make others happy! Happiness is contagious. A simple smile can make even a stranger’s day much brighter. Watch the video and see how well happiness can spread!

Tell everybody.

There are more than 7,300,000,000 (that’s 7.3 BILLION+) people on this planet. Each one of them has the right to happiness, and not all of them know it. Tell them. Tell your friends, your family, your neighbours, your co-workers, and your boss – hold your government accountable for securing your happiness. Tell yourself, and remind yourself: happiness is a fundamental human right, and happiness for all is a fundamental human goal. Tell everybody. 

Events across campus celebrating happiness.

Nominate a Healthy Campus Unit Wellness Champions

March 13 - 17, 2017

Health & Wellness Movement  Health Week

March 20, 2017

March 23, 2017

  •  Positive U & Engineering “Colour Me Happy”, Counselling & Clinical Services – March 23, 2017 – event – engineering students

 March 31 - April 1, 2017