Creating a Sense of Belonging

On June 23, 2020 the Wellness Collaborative hosted a virtual university-wide event that focused on sense of belonging. Dr. Christine Logel shared her research on sense of belonging among post-secondary students and creating inclusive and caring campus communities by addressing barriers to belonging that many minority groups face on university campuses. Logel highlighted the idea of creating bright spots: opportunities that we can all use on campus to foster equity and sense of belonging.

Ways in which we can create bright spots on campus: 

Another way we can support belonging is to support and honour others in their own sense of belonging stories. Sharing your own story of belonging can help to normalize struggles. To hear stories of belonging from members of our university community, check out the Stories of belonging at UWaterloo video on YouTube.    

The Wellness Collaborative is committed to identifying meaningful actions for creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

What is one thing you are going to do to foster sense of belonging today and every day?

If you're interested in watching the entire event, check out the Wellness collaborative: Sense of belonging event on YouTube.

Documents from the event  

These documents are from the Wellness collaborative sense of belonging event: