On behalf of the Senior Management Team, I would like to thank Younes and Emily for raising the important issue of mental health and well-being late last week. This is a conversation that we need to be having – many students, staff, and faculty are under tremendous stress and are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Please know that we are taking the issue of health very seriously in each of our respective roles and are committed to being proactive and forward-thinking in providing support. While many programs are currently in place, we would like to develop a holistic approach within the Faculty of Forestry wherein our community is supported by specific initiatives, resources, and tools that are accessible and effective. Our management team will begin discussing this in the coming week, and will update you as soon as we can.

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns. Stay well, everyone.

All the best,