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Social and Cultural Wellness

Social and Cultural Wellness

Social and Cultural wellness are two of eight components found on the Wellness Wheel.

These components describe the developing and maintaining of positive relationships. It involves establishing support networks, creating healthy relationships with family and friends, and respecting and learning about the cultural identities of others. 

International Student Services supports the growth, progress, and success of international students at McGill, and aims to ease their transition to a new school, a new home and a new country.

The Social Equity and Diversity Education Office strives to foster a better understanding among different cultures and communities through providing information, education and training to all areas of the university in order to cultivate a respectful, diverse and supportive campus. 

First Peoples' House provides a “home away from home” for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students, creating a space where they can find academic support and stay connected to Indigenous culture.

Finally, the Office for Students with Disabilities uses a Social Model of Disability which views disability as deriving from the interaction between the individual and the society, and therefore the remedy for disability-related problems is a change in this interaction by removing barriers (in classrooms, residences, or wherever students are receiving services).

Campus Life and Engagement is a great resource for connecting you to opportunities that will help you make the most of your time at McGill. They also offer specialized support for First Generation students, Francophone students and Commuter students.

 

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