Just a few reasons why uSask is committed to creating an environment that promotes and supports the health and well-being of all who study and work at our campuses:
1 in 5
Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
Canadians miss a day of work every week due to mental health reasons
uSask students were treated for anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood and eating disorders in 2015-16
The University of Saskatchewan is striving to create an environment that promotes the well-being for all who study, live, visit or work at all of our campuses.The goal of the U of S Wellness Partnership
To reach this goal, an overall Wellness Strategy and three sub-strategies are being developed to guide the future of health and wellness at the U of S. Over the course of the next 12-18 months, extensive collaborating, assessing, prioritizing, planning and communicating will occur and, as a member of the U of S, you are an important stakeholder in this work.
The objectives of the U of S Wellness Strategy project website are to:
- communicate details about the U of S Wellness Partnership and committees
- communicate details about the Wellness Strategies in development
- accept ongoing feedback from the U of S community around health and wellness
- keep you updated with new developments on this work
Please take a few minutes to learn how you can get involved, and share what you’ve learned with your peers. It’s going to take our entire community to support health and wellness at the U of S—get involved today!
Message from the Executive Sponsors
Get ready to join the move towards a healthier U of S!
We’ve organized to create a health-supporting environment and we need your support to make it happen. To demonstrate our commitment, we are very proud to introduce the beginnings of the Wellness Partnership at the University of Saskatchewan between Human Resources Division and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning. We’ve joined forces because the goal is to have optimal health for everyone.
We recognize the importance of working together and believe by taking this step we will create an environment that supports the health and well-being of those who study, live, visit and work at all of our campuses.
We have heard from our university communities, University Senate and our external partners and they are telling us now is the time to start this important work.
Building on the hard work done by the former Healthy Campus Committee, we have started looking at what we are currently doing and reached out to our colleagues across Canada to gain insights into their work and best practices in this area to help us design the best possible model and approach at the U of S.
We have been overwhelmed by everyone’s willingness to share and support this important initiative. This has been more than matched by the enthusiasm, quality of feedback and offers of assistance within our university communities. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed their time, energy and expertise to help us get to this point.
But the work is just beginning.
Over the next year we will need your help and support to design and implement a holistic wellness strategy at the U of S. We will be seeking ideas through various methods including surveys and group discussions.
We also encourage you to share any ideas or feedback with us directly.
We look forward to your involvement and keeping you updated on developments over the months to come.
Patti McDougall and Cheryl Carver
University of Saskatchewan Wellness Partnership