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New survey spotlights student health and well-being

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Posted January 24, 2021

Every respondent entered to win!

Starting in February 2022, The University of Toronto will be asking students to take part in the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS). The survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete, helps post-secondary institutions across the country identify the needs of their students and ways to enhance services.

The CCWS focuses on nine main issues:

  • mental health assets
  • mental health deficits
  • student experience
  • health service usage
  • physical health/health behaviours
  • academic achievement
  • substance use
  • food security
  • sexual health behaviour

“This survey is an important source of information,” says Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students. “When we understand the needs of our students, we’re able to create and adapt our programming to serve them better. Our goal is to have the most effective resources possible – and this helps us get there.”

The survey is open to undergraduate students from February 7 – March 7, and to graduate students from March 29 – April 29. Every student who participates is entered to win one of 10, $100 gift cards.

As always, personal information is respected and protected. The survey has Research Ethics Board approval and participants can skip any question. Responses will be used for data-reporting, but the data isn’t linked to you, and your personal information will never be shared.

Invitations to participate in the survey are distributed randomly, so check your U of T email address for a link to the survey.