ENGWellness offers and coordinates a variety of health related programming designed to support wellbeing in each of the Nine Dimensions of Wellness. Some of our wellness activities and resources are open to everyone (in or outside of the University of Waterloo community). Other activities and resources support specific groups and departments.
The History of ENGWellness
In early 2019, the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME) implemented a Wellness Program (ENGWellness) for students, staff, and faculty similar to other dimensional models used by Harvard, McMaster and Simon Fraser University. ENGWellness uses a holistic approach and was developed in response to the University of Waterloo’s commitment to the Okanagan Charter - a policy-driven pledge to embed wellness into all aspects of on-campus life and the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health’s (PAC-SMH) 34 recommendations. In response, in early 2019, the ECE and MME departments created two Student Wellness Coordinator positions - one for each department.
To support and promote the well-being of the ECE and MME Engineering students, staff and faculty through evidence-based, sustainable wellness programming in accordance with the UW's adoption of the Okanagan Charter.
To create a community of caring that is inclusive and equitable to ALL Engineering students, staff and faculty members in accordance with the University’s adoption of the Okanagan Charter and priority area goals stipulated in the University of Waterloo Engineering Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
We Need Your Help!
If you have any thoughts, ideas, feedback or anything else to share that might benefit your experience or that of your peers, please connect with us at ENGWellness@uwaterloo.ca. We would love to hear from you!