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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. 



International E-Symposium: Remote Teaching for Student Wellness

Join in an online session August 18-19, 2020 to share thoughts and approaches to fostering student wellbeing in online learning. 

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 Building Connections Symposium has been postponed 

Please note that the Building Connections Symposium has been postponed following the recommendations of B.C.’s provincial health officer and the Public Health Agency of Canada.  We plan to reschedule for when it is safe to host an event of this size for all members of our community.

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.