Alisa Zukanovic has a Bachelors in Arts in Health Science from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Work Health and Safety with a specialization in Risk Management at the University of Wollongong. She has specific interests in organizational management, workplace culture and risk analysis. Alisa has extensive experience in health promotion, student engagement, wellbeing at work initiatives and project management. She is currently working for Simon Fraser University as a Project Coordinator for the Student Experience Initiative. In her role, Alisa conducts research, designs, develops, implements and evaluates projects that will improve the wellbeing of students. Her goal is to shift the SFU culture by working together with staff, faculty, students, and the community; with the vision of creating a connected and supportive learning community that approaches students need holistically.
During her studies at SFU, Alisa was a part of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). She participated in a systematic, campus wide approach to create conditions that positively enhance health and wellbeing. From November 2017 to February 2018 SHAC developed an outreach campaign and held student consultations that facilitated and leveraged the thoughts of SFU students, on how to improve mental health at Simon Fraser University. Alongside her team, Alisa translated information into a report, and created recommendations for the administration’s mental health campaign.