The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a platform for student involvement, advocacy and empowerment that contributes to the Healthy Campus Community (HCC) initiative led by the SFU Health Promotion team. SHAC Leaders work closely with the Health Promotion team, providing ongoing student input to HCC related projects. SHAC Leaders are also responsible for organizing and chairing committee meetings, attending regular meetings with the Health Promotion team and engaging SFU student organizations, groups and individuals in an ongoing dialogue related to well-being.
With students as central stakeholders, students’ voices are key in informing, shaping, and implementing SFU's vision for a Healthy Campus Community. It is a core value of the Health Promotion team to directly involve and empower students throughout the process of building a healthy campus community.
“Let’s Talk Mental Health” Dialogue Sessions
The Student Health Advisory Committee will be hosting three dialogues sessions throughout the 2017/18 academic year at each SFU campus. The purpose of these dialogue sessions is to listen, understand, and respond to student insights on how we can make SFU a leader in promoting holistic mental health. These sessions are entirely student-run and every effort is made to allow students to express their ideas in a creative, fun, and safe environment.
6:00pm to 7:00pm, Room 3290
2:00pm to 3:30pm, Room 1535
Thriving & Proper Student Engagement
SHAC is jointly leading and continuously giving feedback on how faculties at SFU can support students to increase engagement and sense of community within their respective areas. As a yearlong project, SHAC has worked collaboratively with stakeholders from the Faculty of Health Sciences to advance the findings from a student-led thriving survey, and develop “design labs” to further understand and make tangible, student focused solutions to our findings. This process has involved students as the “drivers” and has put emphasis on engagement as more than solely curriculum.
We aim to use our experience of working with the Faculty of Health Sciences to develop a guide with prepared templates, on how other faculties can utilize a similar approach.