About Us

Community of Practice

Healthy Campus Saskatchewan (HCSK) is a Community of Practice that includes 19 post-secondary institutions and 2 community organizations across the province. This group was born out of a desire to collaborate to support the health and wellbeing of students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

Our vision is to create healthy, resilient campus communities where students feel safe, supported, and have the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to achieve their personal, academic, and future career goals.

HCSK is passionate about student health and wellbeing and is using this provincial platform to:

  • Share information and resources
  • Build relationships and innovative partnerships to align strategies
  • Improve collaboration and problem-solving between campuses
  • Celebrate successes and overcome challenges
  • Use resources efficiently and effectively to achieve maximum impact on measurable goals

JOIN US

Join our community of practice forum to access resources and information, learn from others, share your knowledge, and contribute to the community. Send an email to bev@hcsk.ca and she will forward you an email invitation to join.”

About Us

Community of Practice

Healthy Campus Saskatchewan (HCSK) is a Community of Practice that includes 19 post-secondary institutions and 2 community organizations across the province. This group was born out of a desire to collaborate to support the health and wellbeing of students enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

Our vision is to create healthy, resilient campus communities where students feel safe, supported, and have the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to achieve their personal, academic, and future career goals.

HCSK is passionate about student health and wellbeing and is using this provincial platform to:

  • Share information and resources
  • Build relationships and innovative partnerships to align strategies
  • Improve collaboration and problem-solving between campuses
  • Celebrate successes and overcome challenges
  • Use resources efficiently and effectively to achieve maximum impact on measurable goals

Join Us

Join our community of practice forum to access resources and information, learn from others, share your knowledge, and contribute to the community. Send an email to bev@hcsk.ca and she will forward you an email invitation to join.”

Our Work

Strategic Priorities

Data-Driven Collaboration

Healthy Campus Saskatchewan is leading the first-ever provincial deployment of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) in the spring of 2021. The results of the CCWS will provide participating institutions with information that will inform strategic planning provincially, regionally and locally. We will collectively identify what’s working well and share innovative approaches across all campus communities.

Community Engagement

Advancing post-secondary student health and wellbeing will be enhanced by reaching out to each other and the broader community. We actively seek partnerships with organizations that share our vision for healthy and resilient campus communities. Through our online Community of Practice forum to our outreach efforts to the broader community, we support collaboration, innovation, and co-creation in the post-secondary education sector.

Health Education, Training, and Awareness

Bringing attention to and advocating for post-secondary student health and wellbeing is core to our mission as a Community of Practice. Through social media, awareness campaigns, Peer Health Outreach Networks, mental health training, discussion forums, and online education opportunities, HCSK will promote and advance student wellness in post-secondary institutions across the province.

“Since our College does not have in-house crisis counselling or a student
wellness centre, this program helps us fill the gap between student health needs and students accessing other community supports”.
Staff member, Parkland College

Our Work

Strategic Priorities

Data-Driven Collaboration

Healthy Campus Saskatchewan is leading the first-ever provincial deployment of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) in the spring of 2021. The results of the CCWS will provide participating institutions with information that will inform strategic planning provincially, regionally and locally. We will collectively identify what’s working well and share innovative approaches across all campus communities.

Community Engagement

Advancing post-secondary student health and wellbeing will be enhanced by reaching out to each other and the broader community. We actively seek partnerships with organizations that share our vision for healthy and resilient campus communities. Through our online Community of Practice forum to our outreach efforts to the broader community, we support collaboration, innovation, and co-creation in the post-secondary education sector.

Health Education, Training, and Awareness

Bringing attention to and advocating for post-secondary student health and wellbeing is core to our mission as a Community of Practice. Through social media, awareness campaigns, Peer Health Outreach Networks, mental health training, discussion forums, and online education opportunities, HCSK will promote and advance student wellness in post-secondary institutions across the province.

“Since our College does not have in-house crisis counselling or a student
wellness centre, this program helps us fill the gap between student health needs and students accessing other community supports”.
Staff member, Parkland College

Upcoming Events

April 9, 2021 in Event

How to Use a Motivational Interviewing Approach in Peer Outreach Programs

Webinar 2 in Western Regional PEP-AH Webinar Series 2021
April 28, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

One way to ensure that peer outreach programs on post-secondary campuses are effective is to design and deliver them with a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach in mind.

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April 9, 2021 in Event

The Sober Paradox: Exploring the Role of Alcohol in our Culture, our Campuses, and our Lives

Webinar 3 in Western Regional PEP-AH Webinar Series 2021
May 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The aim of this presentation is to critically question and dialogue around the role alcohol plays in our society, our campuses, and our everyday lives.

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April 9, 2021 in Event

CACUSS 2021: Now More Than Ever

May 31 – June 10, 2021

The 48th annual CACUSS virtual conference includes featured plenary sessions, an online expo hub, networking events, over 80 concurrent sessions, and pre-conference sessions.

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Upcoming Events

April 9, 2021 in Event

How to Use a Motivational Interviewing Approach in Peer Outreach Programs

Webinar 2 in Western Regional PEP-AH Webinar Series 2021
April 28, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

One way to ensure that peer outreach programs on post-secondary campuses are effective is to design and deliver them with a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach in mind.

Read More
April 9, 2021 in Event

The Sober Paradox: Exploring the Role of Alcohol in our Culture, our Campuses, and our Lives

Webinar 3 in Western Regional PEP-AH Webinar Series 2021
May 12, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The aim of this presentation is to critically question and dialogue around the role alcohol plays in our society, our campuses, and our everyday lives.

Read More
April 9, 2021 in Event

CACUSS 2021: Now More Than Ever

May 31 – June 10, 2021

The 48th annual CACUSS virtual conference includes featured plenary sessions, an online expo hub, networking events, over 80 concurrent sessions, and pre-conference sessions.

Read More

Our Partners

Working together to advance post-secondary student health and wellbeing in Saskatchewan.

Working together to advance post-secondary student health and wellbeing in Saskatchewan.

Post-Secondary Institution Partners

Community Partners

Our Staff

Strategic and Operational Lead

Bev Drew
Strategic and Operational Lead

Bev is passionate about mental health and wellbeing. She is committed to leading an organization that supports Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions to provide learning communities where students can thrive.

Bev has a B.A.Sc. in Family and Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph and an M.Sc. in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Bev loves to be creative in work projects and in her spare time. She is a potter and a quilter. She loves spending time with friends and family, especially her two granddaughters.

Peer Health Outreach Coordinator

Rose Wu
Peer Health Outreach Coordinator

Rose’s role is to contact our partner post-secondary institutions and help them to establish their own Peer Health Programs.

Rose is a Chinese Canadian who has lived in Saskatoon for 14 years. She holds a B.A. Honours in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. During her time at the U of S, she was active in various student groups. She served as the Vice President of Student Affairs with the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union in the 2018-2019 term.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association. During her spare time, she volunteers as a Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone and enjoys baking and walking along the river.

Strategic and Operational Lead

Bev Drew
Strategic and Operational Lead

Bev is passionate about mental health and wellbeing. She is committed to leading an organization that supports Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions to provide learning communities where students can thrive.

Bev has a B.A.Sc. in Family and Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph and an M.Sc. in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Bev loves to be creative in work projects and in her spare time. She is a potter and a quilter. She loves spending time with friends and family, especially her two granddaughters.

Peer Health Outreach Coordinator

Rose Wu
Peer Health Outreach Coordinator

Rose’s role is to contact our partner post-secondary institutions and help them to establish their own Peer Health Programs.

Rose is a Chinese Canadian who has lived in Saskatoon for 14 years. She holds a B.A. Honours in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. During her time at the U of S, she was active in various student groups. She served as the Vice President of Student Affairs with the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union in the 2018-2019 term.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association. During her spare time, she volunteers as a Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone and enjoys baking and walking along the river.