Committee on Student Mental Health
The Committee on Student Mental Health (CoSMH) has been established to develop and implement a plan to translate the PAC-SMH report’s recommendations into specific actions consistent with the intent and purpose of each recommendation. It will also have an on-going role to ensure the long-term continuity of the changes arising from that report in the life of the University. The committee will include stakeholders from across campus, as well as external partners, to support mobilization of the report’s recommendations into all aspects of the University of Waterloo’s culture, functions and activities.
The Committee on Student Mental Health will:
- develop an implementation plan for enacting the report’s recommendations by:
- prioritizing the recommendations to identify those that should be implemented in the short, medium and long term;
- identifying key stakeholders to be engaged and resources required to support working groups to implement each recommendation;
- providing advice to working groups and monitor the implementation process for each recommendation with regard to the agreed timelines for achieving milestones;
- monitoring risks to implementation and providing recommendations to reduce, manage or mitigate those risks;
- develop a long-term strategy for integration of the work of the Committee into the on-going culture, functions and activities of the University.
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- Nov. 20, 2018
Students make up almost a third of the Committee on Student Mental Health (CoSMH) membership – three undergraduate and two graduate. Ayana Kawe is the international student representative, 3A in Life Physics in the Faculty of Science, and was Muslim Student Association President Winter 2018. Undergraduate student at large Katie Arnold is a 3A student from the Faculty of Engineering, and the President of the Waterloo Engineering Society. Richard Wu, a fourth-year biomedical student, is the President and representative from the Federation of Students.
- Nov. 20, 2018
The Committee on Student Mental Health (CoSMH) hosted the Student Mental Health Forum on October 24th, and members were thrilled to see the university community’s continued dedication to mental health developments on campus through the quality of questions and conversations prompted during the event.
- Nov. 16, 2018
The video recording of the Thrive Student Mental Health Forum is now available for viewing online. If you missed the Forum, you can now view the recording which includes updates from University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullapur, the Co-SMH, and the signing of the Okanagan Charter.