Well-being in Learning Environments

Health and well-being directly impact student success. In partnership with the Teaching and Learning Centre, we work with instructional staff to create conditions for well-being within learning environments.

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Creating Conditions for Well-being in Learning Environments is a downloadable booklet filled with ideas for your teaching practice. From a one-word check-in activity to sharing your educational challenges with students, you will find suggestions that support student well-being in the design, delivery, and assessment of courses.

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For more background on this award-winning initiative, please read Background on SFU’s Healthy Campus Community initiative Learn more

TA/TM Well-being Project

Teaching Assistants and Tutor Markers have a unique university experience as they juggle life as both a student and a teacher. This project supports TAs and TMs with their own well-being and offers helpful strategies to create conditions for well-being within labs and tutorials.

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Join our Network

SFU’s Well-being in Learning Environments Network includes faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants who are creating conditions for well-being in learning environments. Add your email to the network:

Recognizing Champions

Faculty of Mathematics Professor Petra Menz meets one-on-one with hundreds of her students. She was the 2017 Champion for a Healthy Campus Community for her outstanding contribution to well-being in learning environments.

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Physical Spaces

Well-designed spaces have the ability to positively impact mood, social connectedness and learning. We work with a variety of partners to enhance the physical spaces on campus to support well-being.   

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Policy & Settings

Academic departments and faculties strongly influence students’ experiences at university and provide a core setting for enhancing student well-being.

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