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Contest: Creating well-being within learning environments

February 02, 2015

Guest-post from SFU Health and Counselling Services

Positive well-being is a key predictor for learning and student success. It can also lead to a positive classroom dynamic and more engaged students.

In partnership with the SFU Teaching and Learning Centre, SFU Health Promotion is connecting with teaching assistants and tutor markers to create conditions for well-being within learning environments.

Many TAs and TMs are doing great work to create conditions for well-being (see diagram above) and we want to hear about it.

Please share what you do in your tutorials or through Canvas to impact student well-being, within any one of the conditions illustrated above, by completing this quick websurvey and you will be entered into a draw for a $100 pre-paid Visa. (

For ideas on how to impact these conditions in your tutorials, a web resource has been created that features:

  • Ideas from SFU faculty members
  • Practical tips, suggestions, tools and links

To request information, join our network or share any feedback you have related to this work, contact us at

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