Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Student’s moral growth essential to tackle social barriers in hi...

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Helping others: the world will be a better place if students are taught to careResearchers have been agonising over how to improve America’s higher education system for years, but it turns out that the secret solution could be simply to teach its students to be nice.Universities should focus greater attention on producing “a new generation of citizens who are committed to creating a more...


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Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection...

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Kathryn DeWitt conquered high school like a gold-medal decathlete. She ran track, represented her school at a statewide girls’ leadership program and took eight Advanced Placement tests, including one for which she independently prepared, forgoing the class.Expectations were high. Every day at 5 p.m. test scores and updated grades were posted online. Her mother would be the first to comment...


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Social Media Is Changing How College Students Deal With Mental Health...

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When she began her freshman year in 2011, Sydney embarked on a tumultuous transformation. She had been accepted to her “reach school," Duke University, where students seemed to strive for perfection both academically and socially.The change came fast and without warning for Sydney, who asked to be referred to by her first name for this story to protect her privacy. In the classroom, she...


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American college campuses talking about mental health...

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Mental health has been featured prominently in the US media lately due to high national rates of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. However, coverage of these issues hasn’t just stopped at facts and figures. The discussion of mental illness has also played a large and important role from criminal trials to higher education. However, while conversation around mental illness...


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B.C. post-secondary students relying on food banks more than ever...

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VANCOUVER — More and more post-secondary students in B.C. depend on food banks to stay nourished.If groceries are bagged and hauled off at the same rate for the remainder of the summer semester, the student-run food bank at the University of B.C. could hit its second straight 100-per-cent annual increase in visits, according to data gathered by the school’s Alma Mater Society.The increasing...


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Ministry of Labour Promotes Workplace Health and Safety for Young Work...

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Every summer, the Ministry of Labour carries out a worker health and safety blitz during the summer months to ensure all young workers between the ages of 15 to 24 know their rights under workplace health and safety regulations.By law, all workers including young workers, have the right to:Refuse unsafe workKnow about hazards in the workplace and how to protect their health and safetyParticipate...


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Ontario Investing in Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training...

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Province Commits $97 Million in Funding Over Next Three YearsJune 25, 2015 11:45 A.M.Ministry of Training, Colleges and UniversitiesOntario is supporting key initiatives that will help more First Nation, Métis, and Inuit learners access high quality postsecondary education and training opportunities.Today, Minister Moridi was at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, where he announced stable...


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Health promotion must be a focus for postsecondary institutions...

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Last month’s International Congress on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, attended by delegates from 38 countries and held in Kelowna, B.C., led to the signing of a new international guiding document. The Okanagan Charter commits postsecondary institutions to lead by example in health promotion and to embed health and sustainability into their programs, operations and campus culture.The...


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