In 2016, UBC adopted the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges and made a commitment to embed health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academic mandates.
Engaging the voice of students is a key value held by the University as well as a principle for action identified in the Charter. As such, in 2018-19, a Student Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee was established to contribute to the enhancement of student health, mental health, and wellbeing at the University of British Columbia Vancouver by representing student needs and interests on the Committee, providing feedback on campus supports and services, and bringing forward ideas to enhance student wellbeing on the Vancouver campus.
Interested undergraduate and graduate students can now apply for appointment to this new Committee for the 2019-20 academic year. Consideration will be given as to the diversity of the Committee to allow for broad representation of students at the University.
Interested students are encouraged to view the Draft Terms of Reference (Student HW Adv TOR 2019-20 – DRAFT July 24) and to submit their application for appointment online by Thursday, August 15, 2019. Student groups (e.g., AMS Clubs, constituency groups, etc.) may recommend a designated member for the Committee; such recommendations or nominations can be made by email. Nominees will be invited to submit an application.