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Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning Environments


Across the university, faculty and staff are collaborating to transform learning environments to support student wellbeing, engagement and academic tenacity. Research shows that supporting wellbeing in learning environments is foundational to our students achieving deeper learning and academic success. 

Enhancing student wellbeing can be most effective when strategies are embedded within learning environments. The impetus to transform learning environments at UBC, so that they are conducive to wellbeing, is in response to the Okanagan Charter’s (2015) call to “embed health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academic mandates” and aligns with the UBC’s (2018) Strategic Plan’s strategy to support thriving communities. 



Building Connections: UBC & SFU Wellbeing in Learning Environments Symposium

UBC Health Promotion & Education and SFU Health Promotion are proud to collaborate on the first ever Building Connections: UBC & SFU Well-being in Learning Environments Symposium. The symposium takes place on May 7th, and is a free full-day event that connects SFU and UBC faculty, educators and staff around the topic of how well-being relates to teaching practices and learning environments. 


Why Wellbeing in Learning Environments? 










We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.