Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Kay-Lynn Yacoboski
Sustainability Intern
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

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

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

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

University of Victoria employees can find health and wellness aid through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), an employer-paid benefit for all eligible faculty and staff, as well as their dependents. The program is confidential, and is designed to provide employees with information, advice and support through life’s daily challenges. It includes professional counselling, information and referral services.

UVic recognizes that health and wellness are essential for student success, and offer many services that strive to support students’ wellbeing. Health Services offers students a confidential, on-campus clinic that includes a collaborative team of physicians, nurses, specialists and medical office staff. Services include:
- Medical care
- Medical health
- Immunization
- Wellness education
- Sexual health
- Substance use
- Management of chronic illness
- Health promotion programs
In order to make these services accessible to all students, the UVSS Enhanced Health and Dental Plan provides extended health and dental coverage for all undergraduate students who are registered in at least there units of classes or on a co-op work term. The plan is intended to cover expenses not covered by the Medical Services Plan for BC residents (MSP) and other basic health care programs.

Resources for Balanced Living, Ergonomics, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and the Return to Work program can be found on the Human Resources website at https://www.uvic.ca/hr/health-wellness/index.php


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

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
No

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

The University of Victoria Smoking Policy (AD2405) outlines the rules and regulations for smoking at UVic (see pg. 2, section 7.00):

Smoking is prohibited outside of any designated smoking area on university-owned or leased property including:
(a) within any university-owned or leased buildings (including all student and family housing and facilities), in any building owned by the university but occupied by other parties, and Structures as identified by signage at the entrance or in the vicinity of the Structure; and
(b) within any university owned or leased vehicles, including boats.

Regulations for establishing smoking areas as well as exceptions to these restrictions, such as for traditional and ceremonial events, are further outlined within the policy.

For more information, see: https://www.uvic.ca/universitysecretary/assets/docs/policies/AD2405.pdf


Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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