Wellness Collaborative Advisory Committee At-large Positions for Students Who Identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour

Wednesday, February 17, 2021


By signing the Okanagan Charter and the Healthy Workplace Statement, University of Waterloo has committed to take action in embedding wellbeing into everyday operations, business practices and academic mandates. The Wellness Collaborative will transform the health and sustainability of our current and future societies, strengthen our community, and contribute to the well-being of our people, places and the planet.

The Advisory Committee provides overall direction to the Wellness Collaborative and is made up of representatives from various stakeholder groups and roles at Waterloo. A guiding principle of the Wellness Collaborative work is inclusivity and diversity – which value the wellness of the entire campus community including students, faculty, staff, and CUPE members. To create a healthy university for all, we must draw on the differences in who we are, our lived experiences, and how we think, learn and work. 

It is vital that the work of the Wellness Collaborative address structural inequities and barriers to wellness in our university to ensure that our efforts are not limited to supporting those who already live with privilege and benefit from existing systems. While this work is guided by principles of health equity and social determinants of health, individuals from a wide range of equity-deserving groups must guide this work, with an emphasis on racialized students. The Wellness Collaborative values lived experience as a skill set.

The Advisory Committee would like to welcome two student members at large, who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour to the Advisory Committee to guide the work of the Wellness Collaborative.This opportunity is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Consideration will be given when reviewing expressions of interest for capturing both graduate and undergraduate experiences.

What does involvement on the Advisory Committee look like?

  • Attend monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm on Microsoft Teams. Membership on the Advisory Committee is a minimum of a one-year term to ensure ongoing representation.    
  • Provide leadership to bring to life the mandate of the Advisory Committee.
  • Create opportunities for two-way communication between the Advisory Committee and other students.
  • Offer a diverse perspective of the health and wellness needs of students at Waterloo.
  • Provide an equity-deserving and lived experience perspective to decision-making.


These student-at large positions will be compensated $25/hour.  

How to express interest

  • If you are interested, please submit a brief application to the Webform by March 19, 2021.