Frosh Traditions 

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Lab Coat

Lab Coats (referred to as “Coats”) are a tradition among many health faculty’s all across Canada. When we graduate and become professional urban health professionals, policymakers, planners, changemakers, health care specialists, teachers, and doctors, we often are the ones keeping the backbones of society afloat. To remember and respect the public health professionals, doctors, and scientists who created our collective community services fields we wear lab coats (and scrubs) to symbolize that the history of health is always evolving from the heart of us all. These coats will be seen far and wide during frosh, and at FCSS spirit related events. At Ryerson they are worn with a colourful hard hat which has different meanings. Lab coats usually have a leader’s nickname and whatever patches/decorations a leader chooses to put on them to express themselves. Lab coats are usually highly personalized and can often represent someone’s interests, community services experiences, and creativity quite well. 

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Silent Disco

A popular FCSS tradition is our annual silent disco rave during SLC Live! FCS Health students know how to party and we love to show off to the other faculty's how vibrant our nightlife can get. 

Make sure to wear blue, and gold or our faculty merch to this event! 

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The Juice Bar

A Faculty tradition is The Juice Bar which may happen sporadically throughout an entire year!

The Juice Bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a refresher in class, or at an event. They tend to be at odd occasions so keep yours eyes pealed for this rare traditional find.

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Massage Therapy

A Faculty tradition is surprisingly Massage Therapy which may happen sporadically throughout an entire year or more closer to exams ;)!

Message therapy is a perfect de-stressor right before or after an exam to get you relaxed and get-rid of all your anxieties.

Student Sign-Up Sheets are on the day of (First-Come-First-Serve) Basis.

Spray Paint

Hard Hat

A Faculty tradition for orientation is the hard hat that is worn when wearing the lab coat. 

The hard hat has different meanings depending on the colour. Yellow hard hats mean that the people who poses them are cautious, optimistic, friendly, and creative. Orange hard hats mean that the people who poses them are social, inviting, and energized. Green hard hats mean that the people who poses them are generous, hopeful, and encouraging. Blue hard hats mean that the people who poses them are Calm, Responsible, and Loyal. Black hard hats mean that the people who poses them are strong, formal, loud. Grey  hard hats mean that the people who poses them are stable, reliable, and calm. White hard hats mean that the people who poses them are open, clear, and positive. Pink  hard hats mean that the people who poses them are bubbly, kind, and sweet.

Each froshie gets put under a group that the Head Coats selected. Head Coats wear a gold hard hat which symbolizes community, knowledge, and spirit 

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The FCSS is committed to the constant inclusion of students from marginalized communities. We strive to create inclusive spaces that collectively brings diverse perspectives to the circle. 

You can read more about FCSS JEDI by clicking referendum tab and then clicking community inclusion.

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