Resiliency is "a process of using internal and external resources to manage challenging circumstances."
Resilience is a process that looks different for everyone. Resilience often involves using internal resources (like humour, mindfulness, hope, optimism, etc.) and external resources (like contributions to your community, sense of belonging, mentorship, etc.).
Everyone has their own story of resiliency. What's yours?
Use this link to submit your own story of resilience. We are looking for stories from all members of campus.
Contact Robbyn Hesch if you have any questions.
Recognizing I wasn’t the only one feeling nervous, made it easier for me to bond and connect with others.
I received a paper back from a professor with a low grade and the word lazy written in large, capital, red letters across every page.
Resiliency Working Group
The Resiliency Working Group is a cross-campus collaborative committee working towards satisfying recommendation 21 from the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health. This committee has completed a comprehensive literature review and internal and external environmental scans of existing resiliency programs and services. The committee is now working on several initiatives to support student resilience, including a resiliency campaign.
Robbyn Hesch – Campus Wellness & Athletics and Recreation
Jennifer McCorriston – Campus Wellness
Colleen Richter – Faculty of Math
Kristin Brown – Centre for Teaching Excellence
Christine Zaza – Centre for Extended Learning
Kristen Leal – Campus Housing
Lauryn Poulin – Student Success Office
Cheri Oestreich – Faculty of Environment
Marta Bailey – Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Renate Donnovan – Faculty of Engineering
Doris Makowich – Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Ed Janzen – Affiliated and Federated Institutes of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts, Chaplains
Tanya Andrews – Campus Wellness
Karleigh Nyman – Co-operative and Experiential Education
Mikolas Skilandziunas – Waterloo Undergraduate Students Association
Ashley Ryan – Graduate Students Association