President's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health
The President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) was tasked with ensuring the collection of a broad set of information on student mental health considering both the University of Waterloo student body and the larger societal context. It reviewed the data and information collected and provided advice on the status of the progress of mental health initiatives across the university. The PAC-SMH examined root causes of student stress, anxiety and depression, and how to mitigate them proactively instead of reactively.
- To view the final report, please see the PAC-SMH report.
- To view a summary of the compiled recommendations, see the Executive Summary and Recommendations (PDF).
- For more information on the structure and mandate of the PAC-SMH, see the complete Terms of Reference.
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- Mar. 7, 2018
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.
- Jan. 18, 2018
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:
- Nov. 1, 2017
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.