Student Wellness Advisory Team

The Student Wellness Advisory Team (SWAT) aims to facilitate student input into the overall operations of Student Health and Wellness, Lakehead University’s Wellness Strategy and Student Health and Wellness’ Health Promotion Strategy.  Members shall serve as student ambassadors with respect to the services offered by Student Health and Wellness and as ambassadors with respect to the overall health and wellness of the student population. Students from both campuses are welcome to join.  

Member Responsibilities

Members will:

  • Facilitate communication with the student population about items discussed;

  • Share feedback obtained; 

  • Provide advice and/or feedback respecting the overall operations of the Centre; 

  • Participate in the development of wellness initiatives; and

  • Provide input on issues concerning student health, such as accessibility, range of services, sensitivity to issues of culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, student fees, quality and general satisfaction.


SWAT strives toward being an inclusive team and works to ensure representatives reflect the diverse experiences of the student population. As such, recruitment will be aimed at having as many different student populations represented.  Membership shall include, but not be limited to, the following student groups:

  • Indigenous student

  • International student

  • Graduate student

  • BIPOC Student
  • PRIDE student representative

  • Residence student

  • Commuter student

  • Mature student (as defined by the Office Of the Registrar's General Admission Requirement - Mature Student definition)

  • Student with disabilities

  • Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) staff or board member


  • Residence Life Representative

  • Ombudsperson

  • Student Health and Wellness Staff

Students of all backgrounds, experiences and ages are encouraged to apply.  

Membership shall be reviewed every two years and if there are vacancies, recruitment efforts will be discussed and planned by the existing membership as necessary.

  • Meetings will be scheduled 4 times a year - twice in the fall term and twice in the winter term - and approximately every 6 weeks.
  • Student Health and Wellness staff will chair all meetings.
  • All meetings will begin with a brief update/information sharing and a short education session.  Any member who would like an item added to the agenda will contact the chair before the meeting.
  • Each meeting will conclude with a plan of action for the upcoming meeting.


If you would like to take part in the 2023-2024 SWAT please complete this form