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Students stage a different kind of all-nighter

Written by Ummema Chutani
Published in The Toronto Observer

Many college students are already familiar with all-nighters… and not in a good way.

But some college students in East York have put together an all-nighter that is good — good, that is, for the community.

On Thursday night, March 31, they’ll be holding an overnight event at Centennial College’s East York campus called “Up All Night.” It’s part of a short-term campaign that students at the campus have created to raise awareness around mental health in the workplace.

The event is being overseen by Donna Lindell, coordinator of the public relations program at Centennial’s Carlaw Avenue campus, called the Story Arts centre. She said Up All Night is the product of an ongoing umbrella initiative for social action at the campus, called Project Fusion. Project Fusion, in turn, has received support from a local agency that helps facilitate campaigns around social issues, called Civic Action.

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