USask releases first-of-its-kind wellness strategy

October 11, 2017

The University of Saskatchewan has released a new collaborative wellness strategy that the university claims is the first of its kind for a Canadian higher ed institution. The six strategic areas of support covered in the strategy are: ensuring a supportive foundation; fostering a healthy culture and environment; raising awareness and maintaining healthy behaviours; identifying risk and responsibility; developing resilience and self-management competencies; and providing services, training, and critical support. According to Cheryl Carver, USask’s associate vice-president of people and resources, “no other post-secondary institution has addressed wellness where they include faculty, staff and students as partners in the strategy.” USask