The Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing (OAW) ensures learners in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have a voice in issues that affect their professional and academic lives. The office also promotes balance, resilience and the provision of adequate supports and accommodation when barriers to achievement arise.
Navigating a health-care career is both tremendously fulfilling and stressful! We get it, and our mission is simply to ‘be there’ and support learners when life gets overwhelming.
We provide services on a confidential basis, so our office is a safe place for learners to come when they have academic or personal issues.
Dr. Melanie Lewis
Associate Dean, Advocacy & Wellbeing