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Student Mental Health Report: Campus Environment

The following recommendations relate to both the sociocultural and physical environments that support well-being and holistic learning and development.

For more details on these recommendations, read the full report.

Statuses: In-Progress, Completed, On-going.

8Review and amplify existing work on accessible education strategies that promote whole learner development, such as Universal Design (UD) and experiential learning. Utilize work from the Indigenous Initiatives Pedagogy and Curriculum Working Group and the Provost’s Task Force on Pedagogical Innovation to support knowledge sharing. 
9Establish an institution-wide recognition program to celebrate student and community leaders’ contributions to a healthy campus community. 
10Host Mental Health events to create ongoing opportunities for connection between students, faculty, and staff to foster a caring community and a shared U of G experience. 
11Provide students with physical spaces to rest, and observe traditional, cultural, and ceremonial practices to build a sense of belonging, identity, and safety. 
12Leverage U of G's green spaces to support student wellness and learning by incorporating well-being and co-design principles into campus renovations, upgrades, and expansions. 
13Build upon U of G’s existing Food Security initiatives and supports to increase student access to affordable food and alleviate food insecurity on campus. 
14Partner with existing programs, and advocate to all levels of government to continue collaboration and advocacy for safe and affordable student housing. 
15Explore the well-being needs of commuter students, international students, and distance education learners who may feel disconnected from campus. 
16Identify strategies to improve financial support and awareness of existing financial resources for students, particularly graduate students. 

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