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Using CCWS Data to Inform Institutional Practices: Perspectives from Three Participating Institutions & Technical Overview

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Join the Best Practices Network and the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) for a presentation on how post-secondary institutions are using the CCWS data and Tableau dashboards to support health and wellbeing. The CCWS is a unique survey in the Canadian post-secondary landscape that is specifically designed to help Canadian post-secondary institutions better support whole campus health and wellbeing and is available in both English and French.

Following a brief overview of the CCWS, the presentation will feature three institutional case studies who have implemented the CCWS and how the data has informed their institutional practices. Lina Di Genova from McGill University, Meaghan Blake from John Abbott College and Sandra Gibson from the University of Waterloo will share their experiences deploying the CCWS and offer insights into how the data has informed institutional programs and initiatives.

The second part of the webinar will be led by Dhruvi Nishar, a CCWS Analyst who will provide an in-depth technical overview of the CCWS Tableau dashboard reporting tool. Institutions that participate in the CCWS receive dashboards that include their survey results and survey results from other institutions, which provide comparison data. Attendees will learn how to access and navigate these interactive reports, including key functions such as how to use filters to look at specific groups of students. This portion of the webinar will be most useful for institutions who have already participated, but all are welcome to attend.

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Webinar Details:

Part 1: Using CCWS Data to Inform Institutional Practices: Perspectives from Three Participating Institutions

Time: 1:00-1:50pm ET

Part 2: Technical Overview of the CCWS Tableau Dashboard Reporting Tool

Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET

Registrants can attend the full presentation or choose to attend part 1 or part 2.

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Dhruvi Nishar is a Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) data analyst with expertise in data management, wrangling, mining, and visualization. She is proficient in programming languages such as Python and R, as well as BI tools like Tableau. As part of her role with the CCWS, she creates and maintains the Tableau dashboards, and supports post-secondary institutions to understand and use them. Dhruvi also serves as the data steward and custodian for CCWS, ensuring the integrity and security of the project’s data.

Dr. Guy Faulkner is a Professor and Chair in Applied Public Health in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He currently coordinates the implementation of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS; which is a system for collecting data on the health and wellbeing of Canadian post-secondary students.

Kelly Wunderlich is a Research Manager at the University of British Columbia. She manages the day-to-day operations of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS), a Canadian health and wellbeing assessment tool for Canadian post-secondary campuses.

Lina Di Genova is the Director, Assessment & Evaluation in Student Life & Learning at McGill University. Lina has over twenty years’ experience of translating data into action to promote the wellbeing of individuals and organizations.

Meaghan Blake, c.o. Psychotherapist, is the Chairperson of the Counselling team at John Abbott College. She is responsible for mental health strategic planning, and coordinating the College’s alignment with the National Standard, and corresponding Plan d’action sur la santé mentale étudiante en enseignement supérieur (QC).

Sandra Gibson is the Manager of Health Education and Promotion at the University of Waterloo and has been involved in the health and wellness industry for 30 years. Sandra engages with students, staff, and faculty to develop programming and promote wellness on campus. Sandra runs the Peer Health Education program, implements the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey at University of Waterloo, and co-produces the award-winning new student orientation play ‘To Be Honest”.


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