Workshop: Incorporating Wellness into Course Syllabi

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST (GMT -05:00)
Dr. Christine Logel

The Dean's Advisory Committee on Health and Well-being is hosting a workshop ,"Incorporating Wellness into Course Syllabi", for Faculty of Health instructors.

Date: December 20, 2022

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

In this syllabus workshop, Dr. Christine Logel will provide tools on how instructors can incorporate wellness into their course syllabi. You will have a chance to review your syllabus based on psychology-based research evidence, and revise it based on your knowledge of your own students. At the end of the workshop, you will know how to make your syllabus effectively communicate your belief that all students can succeed and that all students belong, that you value diversity, and that you care about students. You can choose to use this same messaging in many other venues for communication with students, including: Learn, emails, lectures or asynchronous videos, and assignment instructions.

Hundreds of instructors in Canada and the US have participated in this workshop. The vast majority report that they would recommend it to a colleague, and students' ratings of a sample of "before" and "after" syllabi show that this workshop is effective in improving syllabus messaging.

Instructors should have a syllabus from one of their courses open for their own review during the workshop. 

Dr. Christine Logel is an Associate Professor of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, and Senior Director of Special Project at the Equity Accelerator. She develops and tests tools and faculty strategies that help students approach the challenges in their journey through postsecondary education with the most adaptive mindset, increasing equity in academic outcomes and improving well-being. Dr. Logel earned her PhD in social psychology at University of Waterloo, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at University of Colorado and Stanford University. She received University of Waterloo’s 2018 Equity Award for her work promoting women’s success in STEM fields. Dr. Logel teaches Introductory Psychology and upper-year online courses.

Please email Fiona at by December 16 to register for this workshop.  The zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants by December 19.