Healthy Campus Unit

Wellness Champions

Know someone at the University of Alberta who contributes to a healthy campus community? Tell us who they are – nominate them as a Wellness Champion!

We all know people who make our campuses a better and healthier place - those who make the U of A an amazing place to learn, work, and grow - and the Healthy Campus Unit and Human Resources Services want to celebrate their contributions to the community.

A healthy university is one that aspires towards the creation of a learning environment and organizational culture which enhances the health, well-being, and sustainability of its community, and enables people to achieve their full potential. We all have a role to play in making the University of Alberta a healthier place and it’s important to recognize and celebrate the great work members of our campus community do every day.

Nominations for the 2019 Wellness Champions are now closed.


What is a Wellness Champion?

A Wellness Champion makes the campus community a better place. Their efforts positively influence how we experience university life -- through academics, work, and play. A Wellness Champion connects people and helps build supportive environments. They may not even know they’re a champion for wellness and this is your opportunity to tell them. All efforts – big and small – contribute to creating a culture of wellness and a healthy university environment at the U of A. 

While wellness can be seen more obviously in the health-related initiatives across campus, it can also be found in the everyday spaces and interactions where students, staff, and faculty gather to connect, share, and learn from one another.  A supportive listener, a walking group, a favour for a friend, or a team wellness initiative – these are only a few ways wellness can be created. A healthy campus is nurtured through a combination of diverse efforts to improve social, emotional, academic and other factors.