What is Voice?
Voice is an annual community-based participatory action research project (CB-PAR) with an aim to support campus wellbeing. Students, staff, and faculty take part in designing and conducting the research and then taking collective action on the research results to improve and support campus wellbeing.
The Voice methodological framework focuses specifically on health promotion strategies and youth-adult partnerships. Each year, researchers focus on a different theme of health promotion and wellbeing.
Results of Voice research
Voice research strives to provide tangible solutions for wellbeing on campus. Below are some examples of resources that were initiated by Voice:
- Water bottle fill stations
- Campus trails
How can you get involved?
One of the best ways to make your voice heard is through the Voice 6 survey. The 2023 survey runs from October 30 to November 24.
Some other ways to participate in Voice throughout the term include the following:
- Take part in Photovoice – We provide you with a camera to take photos around campus that represent your experience and views about social wellbeing.
- Participate in Table Talks, where you may discuss social wellbeing on our campus with other students.
- Attend a Community Dialogue Event, a fun way to meet new people and share your ideas about social wellbeing
- Attend the Community Forum to hear about the Voice results and help set priorities for action!
Learn more about Voice research, including specific examples of past research and ways to get involved.