Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.83
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Counselling Services makes counselling, wellbeing and medical services available to all part time, full time, graduate or undergraduate students. Faculty and Staff also have access to confidential support through the Employee and Family Assistance Program through Morneau Shepell.

Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:

The institution’s smoke-free policy:

UNB Reference Number: 7832
Authorized by: R. L. Armstrong, President,
Effective Date: (Original Policy Oct. 20/87)
Revised: May 1, 2004
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Acknowledging that cigarette smoke continues to be reported as a major contributing factor in the development of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease and lung cancer and recognizing that exposure to secondhand smoke poses a significant health hazard to non-smokers, the University of New Brunswick has taken another step in the continuing evolution of its policy on smoking, in concert with other wellness initiatives, to ensure a healthier smoke-free environment for all those who live, work and visit the UNB campuses.

This policy applies to the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

The University has approved the following steps toward reducing smoking on the campuses:

Smoking will not be permitted in any University building, within a ten meter perimeter of any University building, or adjacent to any ventilation air intake.
All building entrances will be non-smoking areas.
All Residence Buildings, including residence rooms, will be non-smoking.
All buildings or areas where members of the public are invited to assemble, including food service areas, reception areas and meeting rooms, will be non-smoking.
"No Smoking" signs will be posted at all entrances to buildings and at appropriate locations outside buildings by the Department of Physical Plant.
Employees who smoke but wish to stop may contact the Department of Human Resources and Organizational Development for information on smoking cessation programs and for information on treatment covered by the UNB group benefits plans.


The success of this policy will depend upon the consideration and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers. All faculty, staff, students and visitors share in the responsibility for adhering to this policy. The right of the non-smoker to protect his/her health and safety will take precedence over another's desire to smoke. The Dean, Department Chairperson, or Director will be responsible for enforcement of this policy.

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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