Thriving Beyond Campuses Co-Hosts
Diana Jung is an experienced health promotion specialist with Health Promotion and Education at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus. Diana engages and partners with staff, faculty, and student leaders to build the capacity of the campus community and embed health as a priority in all areas of campus. Over the last eight years, she has provided leadership in a series of research projects on student mental health and well-being in learning environments. As a student affairs professional, Diana is experienced in facilitating learning opportunities for students through guidance and program development. She takes a strength-based approach to fostering student mental health and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in higher education. Diana holds a Master of Arts in community psychology and a Master of Arts in counselling psychology.
Russell Thomson is a health promotion strategist at Simon Fraser University. Having recently joined the Health & Counselling department, he is contributing to the SFU Well-being in Learning Environments initiative, working with the Student Health Advisory Committee and leading the graduate student well-being project. He is passionate about contributing to student well-being, with over five years’ experience in the post-secondary sector. While working at the University of Calgary, Russell contributed to the Campus Mental Health Strategy for students, faculty, and staff. Russell’s interests include mental health literacy, physical literacy, and stigma reduction. He is an experienced facilitator and a certified Inquiring Mind and Working Mind Trainer from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Jason Toal (he/him) is a designer, educator, and educational media producer working at Simon Fraser University located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Kwikwetlem Nations. He brings 25 years’ experience to his role supporting instructors to design engaging learning experiences. From a sketchbook to a webpage, Jason works with educators to find creative ways to share knowledge. Jason is currently an Interaction Specialist with SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence. He will be observing in the sessions to creatively record and summarize the dialogue series.
Acknowledging Our Funders
UBC Health Promotion and Education gratefully acknowledges the financial support for this project provided by UBC Vancouver students via the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.
SFU Health Promotion gratefully acknowledges the financial support for this project provided by SFU’s Student Experience Initiative.
Are you a faculty member or instructor interested in exploring ways to enhance student well-being in your learning environments? Join us for these interactive roundtable sessions showcasing practical ideas for creating conditions for well-being.
Faculty and staff champions at SFU and UBC will share promising practices that enhance student well-being in their pedagogy, curriculum, and programs. Through themed virtual sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their current approaches, as well as gain insight on how to embed practices that promote student well-being in their teaching and learning.
- Learn how to increase their capacity to engage in practices that enhance student well-being
- Discuss and share practices that enhance student well-being through pedagogy, curriculum, and programs
- Facilitate inter-institutional discussion and knowledge sharing
- Well-being in Teaching and Learning Environments at UBC
- Well-being in Learning Environments resources at SFU
- Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses
- National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students
- Thriving Beyond Campuses Keynote with Cia Verschelden – Graphic recording #1
- Thriving Beyond Campuses Keynote with Cia Verschelden – Graphic recording #2
- Thriving Beyond Campuses Keynote Commentary – Graphic recording #3