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.

View the 2019 Wellness Champions here

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.