Project Objectives and Structure

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The Campus Wellness Project has encouraged and supported a culture of wellbeing for all who learn and work at Queen’s - students, staff and faculty. The project was inspired by the spirit of diversity, inclusivity and positive change.

The initiative followed a community-wide approach to engagement, leading to the design of a wellbeing framework that provides structure to align and inspire thinking about campus health and wellbeing when considering actions, processes, policies and programming.

This project built on the work of the student-focused Principal’s Commission on Mental Health and the implementation work of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health, with an expanded audience lens and multi-dimensional wellness scope. It aligned with global initiatives including the Okanagan Charter, and integrates learnings from peer institutions in Canada that have undertaken large scale wellness initiatives.

The Campus Wellness Project has been guided by a newly formed Provost’s Advisory Committee on Wellness, Co-Chaired by Donna Janiec, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) and Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Wellness was supported by the Campus Wellness Council.

Project work included:

  • A scan of relevant literature and research - wellness / wellbeing best practice literature in postsecondary educational settings
  • A review of areas of wellness programming at Queen's
  • Consultations with key Queen's stakeholders, including, students, staff, administration, faculty, experts, and peer institutions
  • Drafting and finalization of a campus-wide wellness framework
  • Development of an implementation action plan and an evaluation matrix for the framework

This project was funded by a private donor. We are very grateful to the donor for their support of the wellbeing of all members of the Queen's community.