Committee on Student Mental Health

The Committee on Student Mental Health (Co-SMH) 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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  1. Mar. 7, 2018PAC-SMH Forum March 14

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

    After the thorough work of the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH), I have received the committee’s report of recommendations on strengthening student mental health at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Jan. 18, 2018Note from the PAC-SMH Chair, deadline extended

    The PAC-SMH has been working towards getting the final report to the President on January 15, 2018. The PAC-SMH determined that an extension is needed to properly distil the nearly 140 recommendations brought to us by our supporting panels. We recognized that we need to:

  3. Nov. 1, 2017PAC-SMH Panel Symposium and Feds Q&A panel recap

    The President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) hosted a supporting panel symposium in the Village 1 Great Hall on the morning of Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The symposium provided panel members with another opportunity to meet, share information, and discuss questions and progress related to their specific panels.

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