For the inaugural year of the Student Health Advocacy Committee, the SHAC team worked on a photovoice project that used photographs and journal entries to explore the ways in which the university environment may impact student health and wellbeing. 

Based on “A Practical Guide to Photovoice: Sharing Pictures, Telling Stories and Changing Communities” the health promotion team at Health and Counselling Services worked with SHAC volunteers to explore barriers and supports to student health and well-being on campus. Students used photographs to visually represent their own unique campus experiences of well-being on campus.

The idea behind Photovoice is that the volunteers are able to help others ‘see’ the world through their eyes. 

Click on the thumbnail to see some examples of SHAC 2011-2012 Photovoice Project.