Healthy Campus Team
Working with campus community members to promote well-being.
The Healthy Campus Team in Wellness Services 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).
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), of which Mount Royal is a proud signatory.
Rachelle McGrath – Healthy Campus Team Lead
Kayleigh Suggett – Administrative Assistant
Charmène Brewer – Health Outreach Coordinator
Erica Roberts – Health Promotion Specialist
Fatima Dhooma – Health Outreach Coordinator
Michelle Chimenti - Stepping Up Project Coordinator
Telaina Sewers - Health Promotion Specialist
The Healthy Campus Team is available to give presentations to Mount Royal classes on a variety of student health and mental health topics. We can also present on health education, health promotion, and using research to inform health promotion practice. Data from the NCHA is used to inform these presentations. Please contact Kayleigh Suggett at 403.440.6869 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Media release and information request for interviews
This form gives you the opportunity to book some time to talk with a Healthy Campus team member who can help you with your project by sharing ideas or answering questions. This is particularly helpful for students in Journalism or Broadcasting, however the form can be used by any student that needs an interview. Please provide advance notice to ensure availability.