The Healthy Campus Team is a part of Wellness Services. Our area is dedicated to health promotion, which is understood as “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.” (WHO, 2005).
Our vision is for MRU to be a campus where well-being is fostered and valued. To help achieve this we work with campus community members to help promote well-being from the individual to the environmental level. We do this collaboratively through an evidence-based population health promotion approach that includes identifying health issues and strategically engaging in programming, education, advocacy, capacity building, and policy initiatives.
To learn more about health promotion at universities and colleges, please see the Okanagan International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (2015).
Peer Health Education
Peer Health Educators are volunteer students who plan health events and campaigns to raise awareness about health and wellness at MRU.
Peer to Peer Mental Health Education
Peer to Peer Mental Health Educators are volunteer student leaders who plan mental health events and campaigns to raise awareness of mental health and decrease stigma at MRU.
SteppingUP Peer Facilitators volunteer their time, and in exchange they have the opportunity to increase their knowledge about relationship violence, community resources, and group facilitation.
Healthy Campus provides health education articles, useful links and resources, and informational PodCASTs.