What would you do with $5000 to make U of A a healthier place?
Passionate about making the University of Alberta a healthier place? Have an idea? Get started with the Heroes for Health Challenge.
The Heroes for Health Challenge encourages students, staff, and faculty to come together, think outside the box and work collaboratively to propose ideas for a healthier campus in four areas: social connections, physical activity, mental health, substance, and alcohol use. Ideas to support student well-being can be awarded up to $5,000 to make the U of A a better place.
Hosted in partnership with the Alumni Association, Human Resources, LiveWell, and the Healthy Campus Unit these grants serve as a way to support the efforts of our campus community in creating a culture of wellness on our campus. Heroes for Health grants support a wide range of wellness ideas such as creating social connections, promoting healthy eating and physical activity, or enhancing green spaces. Initiatives that currently exist or fall within a department’s regular operations will not normally be eligible for funding, however, special considerations may be made for funding on a case-by-case basis. Multiple awards of up to $5,000 are available to the campus community to improve student health and wellbeing.
Heroes for Health Challenge Event Agenda
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Call-to-Action
• Opening remarks from Aziz Bootwala, Co-Founder, Edmonton Project:
What Makes a Great Idea?
• Heroes for Health Challenge overview
10:30 a.m. Participant meet and greet
• Energizer hosted by Friends Across Campus
11:00 a.m. Breakout session 1: Student Well-being
• Mental health and resiliency
• Social connections
• Physical health
• Addictions and substance abuse
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 p.m. Breakout sessions 2: Take Action
• Turn your idea into an initiative
3:00 p.m. Idea Share and Pitch
• Challenge Team will have an opportunity to pitch their idea and get feedback prior to grant submission deadline
4:00 p.m. Event wrap-up