Fostering a culture of wellness for our students, staff, and faculty
The Faculty of Mathematics is dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of everyone in our math community. Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, below you will find resources, services and programming focused on fostering your health and well-being.
In the Faculty of Mathematics, we believe in 'mathies helping mathies', in coming together as a community to improve our collective health and well-being, and in building a positive and inviting environment where we can all study, work, teach, and conduct research together. Find out more below about what we are doing for you!
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Wellness means different things to different individuals and there are many people, resources, and activities to help support you. The Health Promotion team from Campus Wellness have prepared resources to help you explore and plan for some possible challenges you may face during the Fall 2021 term.
The University of Waterloo has also provided a guide for the Winter 2022 term with information about vaccine mandates, return to pre-pandemic levels of instruction, supports available to assist your transition, and more. This information in this guide is current as of December 9, 2021.
Counselling Services (for math students)
There are counsellors designated to provide support to registered students in the Faculty of Mathematics. Our team of professionals are here to offer programming and services to help you lead a healthy life.
Expressions of Wellness
Share your creative activity with our community or explore the many different stories being told through song, dance, painting, drawing, sculpting, writing, and photography by our students, staff, and faculty.
"Have Your Say"
Submit your thoughts and ideas for new activities, workshops, seminars and resources that the Faculty of Mathematics can offer to the members of our community or provide us with your feedback for how the Faculty of Mathematics can improve your health and well-being. All eligible submissions will be entered into a termly draw for a chance to win a $50.00 W Store gift card.
Health and Well-being Committees
The Faculty of Mathematics has two committees focused on health and well-being - one for students and one for employees (e.g., Postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty members). These committees are ad hoc and report on an annual basis to the Dean of Mathematics.
These two committees have been established to support the Community Well-being & Engagement Officer in identifying and addressing current health and well-being related issues, assisting with the development and implementation of initiatives and programming that promote self-care and positive health behaviours, and building an environment and culture that support the personal, academic, or professional ambitions of our staff and faculty members.
The Faculty of Mathematics is committed to supporting the holistic health and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty. The 2022-27 Health and Well-being Strategy was developed in consultation with the Student Health and Well-being Committee, Employee Health and Well-being Committee, and various campus stakeholders. Within the strategy you will find information on our approach to addressing the health and well-being needs of our community, including our guiding principles, commitments, evaluation plan, and community benefits.
The success of our health and well-being strategy will be determined by the path that we build, together. Every one of us shares in the responsibility of supporting the collective health and well-being of our community. Learn more about the 2022-27 Health and Well-being Strategy, here.
Living Wellness Campaign
Each month, the Faculty of Mathematics offers its staff, faculty and students the opportunity to participate in different activities and events related to the nine-dimensions of wellness through the Living Wellness Campaign.
In collaboration with our Mathie Wellness partners we will be offering online programming for the Spring 2022 term. Check out the link provided below to see what wellness programming we will be offering over the upcoming months!
Registration is required for all Living Wellness programming (Coming soon: Spring 2022 wellness programming information).
The Faculty of Mathematics offers many helpful tips that can be used to help improve your own health and well-being at work, in the classroom, and beyond.