Sign up to be an MME/ECE Undergraduate Wellness Representative!
The goal of this program is to help monitor and enhance the wellbeing of Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Undergraduate Engineering students in an organic, peer-supported manner. This is done not only by championing wellness initiatives and promoting wellness strategies, but also by encouraging interactions with your peers that would occur organically anyways.
What would the role include?
As a UG Wellness Rep, you would help ENGWellness by keeping us informed with what is going on in your cohort, as well as helping us run programs and initiatives to better support you and your peers. Peers could come to you for support and direction to any necessary resources!
Wellness Reps would work with the Student Wellness Coordinators (Sam and Leah), our ENGWellness co-ops, as well as other Wellness Reps.
As a UG Wellness Rep, you can expect to:
- Serve as an advocate for wellness in the Faculty of Engineering and point of contact for students looking to access wellness related support and resources.
- Work with student-directed teams to help raise awareness and educate on student wellness issues.
- Facilitate wellness-related events in your department and the Faculty of Engineering.
- Serve as a positive role model for student wellness at UW!
Time commitments are flexible! We know that Engineering students are busy, and so, scheduling will be based on your schedule! It will be determined in advance with the Student Wellness Coordinators. Ongoing, check-in meetings with Student Wellness Coordinators and other Wellness Reps may be required on an approximately weekly/bi-weekly basis.
Further, optional training will be available for all of those interested in becoming Wellness Reps!
Desired Skills and Experience
We are looking for class leaders who demonstrate an interest in learning about physical and mental health and wellbeing! It would help to have experience with roles involving social interactions with others, a willingness to learn, and an interest in student wellbeing!
Benefits of Participating
Wellness Reps will be provided opportunities to be trained in relevant health and wellness topics and will be expected to learn and practice skills as a peer helper and a student leader. Some of these topics include sexual health, consent, sexual assault, mental/physical health, academic supports/resources, supporting students in distress, and suicide prevention.
Skills strengthened may include active listening, boundary setting, professional vs. personal interactions, customer service, and more.
You will also be helping your peers have a positive experience at the university, in spite of these uncertain times.
Contact Information for Questions/Concerns
Please send any questions, concerns, or inquiries to ENGwellness@uwaterloo.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org (Sam, MME Wellness Coordinator), or email@example.com (Leah, ECE Wellness Coordinator). A Student Wellness Coordinator will be in touch with you as soon as they are available!
Thanks again for your interest in becoming a Wellness Rep in the ECE and MME departments at the University of Waterloo!