News for Alumni

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Students Create Religiously Relevant Support for Students

Ayane Kawe May Wellness Champion

Ayana Kawe’s drive to find support for Muslim students leads to creation of two Muslim chaplain positions

Ayana Kawe has been a part of an innovative initiative to bring about positive change in our campus community. Ayana provided leadership to establish the Muslim Chaplaincy Waterloo, with support from the University of Waterloo Chaplains’ Association, to provide services that are sensitive to the Muslim student experience. The Chaplains provide on-campus care sessions free of charge to those who need it.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wellness Collaborative Launch Event Coming Up On June 25

People collaborating in a meeting room

The Wellness Collaborative is the cross-campus partnership to move the Okanagan Charter and Healthy Workplace Statement into action. All members of the University of Waterloo community are invited to attend this free event. The agenda runs 9:00 am - 11:30 am with informal networking and refreshments starting at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Campus Wellness launches Wellness Collaborative and Wellness Champions Story Series

students talking together outside

As part of the Okanagan Charter commitments that University of Waterloo adopted in October 2018, Campus Wellness is launching a Wellness Collaborative. The collaborative is tasked with:

  • Being a University-wide collaboration led by Campus Wellness with representatives that include students, faculty and staff;
  • Using a holistic approach to health and wellness that is inclusive of everyone who lives, works, and learns at the University with an emphasis on mental health;
  • Leveraging existing wellness programs and initiatives; identifying gaps in services and supports; setting priorities for new health and wellness initiatives; and working with campus partners to implement those initiatives;
  • Responding to the unique needs and strengths of each Faculty, department and student group who will correspondingly share their insights and learnings with the collaborative; and
  • Sharing the University’s experiences and best practices with other campuses and broader society through dialogue with external stakeholders regarding health and well-being in universities.

If you are interested in learning more about the Wellness Collaborative or becoming involved, visit the Collaborative website to sign up for more information as the Collaborative gets moving.

Friday, July 21, 2017

President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health supporting panel members selected

The members of the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) have reviewed the many applications and selected supporting panel members for the five topic panels: Student Experience, Student Services, Community Partners, Academic, Mental Health Experts. The large number of applicants from across our University of Waterloo community affirms the passion and awareness for developing and enhancing mental health and wellness services and systems on campus. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New Associate Director, Health Promotion Jennifer McCorriston to join Campus Wellness July 17, 2017

Campus Wellness is pleased to announce that Jennifer McCorriston has accepted the role of Associate Director, Health Promotion. Jennifer comes to Campus Wellness from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit. She has a great deal of experience in initiating community-based public health campaigns, and she has a strong track record of leadership with diverse professionals. 

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