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The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) contributes to the Healthy Campus Community (HCC) initiative led by the SFU Health Promotion Team.
This initiative takes a systemic, campus-wide approach to create conditions that positively enhance health and well-being. This involves working collaboratively with campus stakeholders. With students as central stakeholders, student engagement and students’ voices are key in informing, shaping, and implementing initiatives. It is a core value of the health promotion team to engage students in the process of building a healthy campus community. SHAC members contribute to the Healthy Campus Community initiative through student engagement, advocacy, and feedback.
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Thriving & 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.