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Health & Wellness Steering Committee

The Health and Wellness Steering Committee (HWSC) oversees a campus-wide, coordinated and comprehensive effort to support student health and wellness in consideration of the physical, socio-cultural, intellectual/academic, spiritual and environmental aspects of the student experience.

The HWSC drives the strategic direction and vision for a campus committed to enhancing helath and wellness; it provides high-level guidance for policies and programs developed within a framework that includes a cluster of working groups and promotes a vibrant, collaborative and supportive campus environment.

Current Working Groups:

  • Alcohol - Bruce Griffiths, Chair
  • Campus Safety - Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Chair
  • Mental Health - Arig al Shaibah, Chair
  • Physical Activity - Jayne Culbert, Chair
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response - Arig al Shaibah, Chair 

Guiding Principles:

  • Policies, programs and services should meet a standard consistent with best practices in addressing the determinants of health, particularly those in comparable post-secondary environments.
  • Health and Wellness initiatives and student supports must meet the needs of the specific and diverse student population attending Queen’s University.
  • Health and wellness initiatives should be based on a facilitative approach and should recognize the basic rights of students to make decisions and take responsibility for their well-being while attending university.
  • Health and Wellness initiatives should take into account the specific nature of the Queen’s University context, including the resources available to develop and deliver appropriate programs and services.
  • Documented policies and procedures related to Health and Wellness are living documents and must be revisited and revised to adapt to a changing environment.

Membership 2014-15

  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Chair
  • Mike Condra, Health, Counselling and Disability Services
  • Yvonne Cooper, University Communications
  • Jean Cote, Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Jayne Culbert, Athletics and Recreation
  • Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Student Affairs
  • Arig al Shaibah, Student Affairs
  • Bruce Griffiths, Housing and Ancillary Services
  • Kate Humprhys, Health Promotion
  • Philip Lloyd, AMS
  • Ellie Sadinsky, Student Affairs