Throughout the process of identifying priority areas for the University of Waterloo, the Advisory committee identified the following as vital concepts that apply to all priority areas.
To learn more about these guiding principles, go to the Priority area guiding principles page.
This priority area highlights the importance of mental health literacy, supporting a culture of resilience, and recognizing the need to shift the social norms for help-seeking behaviours.
This priority area highlights a holistic vision for wellness, in which individuals can find purpose and meaning in life.
Sense of belonging
This priority area highlights two important roles that UWaterloo can take to help improve belonging for all individuls on campus: responsive environments/caring community and social connections.
Supportive environments for active living and healthy eating
This priority area highlights the importance of creating accessible, sustainable, and equitable programs and policies.
Institutional commitment to wellness at all levels
This priority highlights the need for leadership commitment with wide-ranging, meaningful engagement and participation across the whole university.