Resources and services


The Health Computing Office offers a wide range of information technology services to all Health faculty, staff and students. If you have a computer-related problem or are simply interested in what Health Computing has to offer, check out the Health Computing Office website.

Endowment fund

The Applied Health Sciences Endowment Fund (AHSEF) was established in the Fall of 1994 as a student-based financial support system created to enhance the academic environment of all undergraduates in the Faculty of Health.

Each undergraduate student registered in the Faculty of Health contributes to the fund, as a donation to the University of Waterloo through AHSEF. The money is a voluntary contribution used to support student-initiated projects with an academic and student life focus, and it is the hope of AHSEF that all undergraduate students in Health view the fund as a significant contribution to help themselves and their fellow classmates receive the best possible education.

Indigenous initiatives

The Faculty of Health is deeply committed to reconciliation and honours and respects Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing. Elder Myeengun Henry has joined to Faculty as Indigenous Knowledge Keeper to guide initiatives and knowledge building throughout the Faculty.

For Indigenous teachings and resources, please visit our Indigenous teachings and resources page. 

For more information, contact Faculty of Health Indigenous Initiatives.

Equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism

The Dean's Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism Committee is committed to actions to celebrate our diversity and support equity and inclusion. The committee consults with faculty, staff and student-led organizations to develop equity and anti-oppression practices in teaching, research, human resources processes, environment and spaces. 

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email

Mental health and wellness support

Students, staff and faculty may access resources on-campus and off year-round. Get mental health support when you need it.

The Dean's Advisory Committee on Health and Well-being gathers information, organizes and sponsors events related to wellness, seeks opportunities to provide mental health support, and advises the Dean of Health on direction and initiatives related to health and well-being for all members of the Faculty. For more information about ongoing health and well-being initiatives being led by the committee, please see the Health and well-being webpage.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email  

Student associations

The Association of Health Students Undergraduate Members (AHSUM) is the student association for all Health undergraduate students and supports many aspects of the Waterloo experience. AHSUM holds social events throughout the terms and offers a number of services for students, which include an exam bank, clothing orders, and resource support.

In addition to the University's Graduate Student Association, students can connect with classmates via their program's student association:

Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE)

The Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) offers a team of experienced, certified exercise specialists dedicated to providing the highest level of fitness services. Whether you are looking to improve your overall fitness, boost your competitive athletic performance, or manage side effects of cancer treatment, their motivating staff provide the guidance and information you need to reach your fitness goals.

Elder Wisdom Bench  

The Faculty of Health #ElderWisdom bench provides a platform for our students and other members of the campus community to engage with elders and Indigenous Elders. The bench is a visual representation of the importance of sharing knowledge by providing opportunities for teaching and learning beyond the classroom. The bench was started as part of Schlegel Villages’ communication campaign to fight ageism. The #ElderWisdom bench is free-standing and is available to other Faculties and groups on campus to borrow and use. For details and to reserve the bench, see #ElderWisdom bench.  

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a non-denominational space open to all members of the Faculty of Health to participate in prayer, mediation, or any other introspective practices, spiritual or otherwise. Located at BMH 3023, the sanctuary is available at all times and has a sliding meter to indicate if the space is in use.

Our wellness space is equipped with yoga mats, prayer mats, prayer beads, salt lamps, adjustable lighting and a comfortable chair. We invite you to bring any of your own items into the space but please be advised that it is a public space that is not traditionally locked and materials may go missing.  If any common use items are missing or if you have recommendations for how to improve the space, please contact