Progress Highlights from 2016–17
Connects to Goal 5.1, Strategy i
In late January, during the week of Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017, the university posted a series of videos to help students assess their own mental health and social well-being. The videos cover topics such as recognizing when unhealthy habits (such as drinking six cups of coffee per day or not sleeping during exam periods) have been normalized, and the value of making social connections and contributing to community during university.
Connects to Goal 5.1, Strategy iii
In early 2017, the university challenged students, staff and faculty to come up with novel ideas for a healthy campus community. The Heroes for Health challenge highlighted four areas: social, physical, and mental health; and reducing high-risk drinking. Ideas could be awarded up to $5,000.