I am pleased to present the of the President’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness, submitted the President in December 2020. Our goal in this report is to provide the President with recommendations for action, so that we can better support our students, faculty and staff in the coming months and years.
The members of the President’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness wish to thank the students, faculty and staff who shared their stories with us and supported this work.
In terms of next steps, following our recommendation to appoint a Special Advisor on Mental Health and Wellness to, among other key tasks, implement this report, Professor Elizabeth Kristjansson was appointed this summer to a three-year mandate. As Special Advisor, Professor Kristjansson will ensure that the University implements the Committee's recommendations, while addressing remaining gaps and working towards improving the wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff.
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve around the world, I want to remind you to take care of yourself and take care of those around you. Know that, while you may not be on campus, you can continue to use .
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness