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

2016 Canadian University Report released by the Globe and Mail...

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Every year high-school students are faced with a big decision: What next? The Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report magazine aims to help those who are considering university as their next step, with our unique profiles of more than 60 schools across the country, feature articles looking at the latest trends in education, and advice pieces about how to thrive, and survive, once students...


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Anxious? Tips to help students stay mentally healthy...

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Thousands of students across Canada begin university or college programs every year. This milestone on the journey to adulthood can be an exciting time for both young people and their families. But for many students, this step away from home and what is familiar can be harrowing and provoke anxiety. Anxiety to some degree is normal and is to be expected. After all, this is a period of significant...


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Working with, not on behalf of students with disabilities...

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A look into the current state of support for students with disabilities in postsecondary education, with reflection on what still needs to be done.  Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Dr. Jeff Preston has spent his life advocating for himself and for others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Dr. Preston is an example of the success that can be...


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COU releases 2015 Going Greener sustainability report...

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From bans on the sale of bottled water to organic campus farms and bike repair stations, Ontario universities are proving their strong commitment to shrinking their environmental footprint, concludes the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) annual Going Greener report. The report, now in its sixth year, illustrates how universities in Ontario are becoming more sustainable in their...


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uAlberta students express concern over delay in AB mental health fundi...

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The future of funding for some psychological counselling services at the University of Alberta has become uncertain, reports CBC. The school currently funds some of its psychological workers with a $1 M grant that has been issued to it over the past three years, but reports say that this funding has not yet been renewed for next year. uAlberta’s Student Union President Navneet Khinda said...


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New online resources for students seeking mental health accommodations...

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Accessing information to help students with mental health accommodations at post-secondary schools across Ontario just got easier with the completion of a large-scale, collaborative project between researchers at St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. The project involved developing province-wide standards and guidelines to be used by students seeking academic accommodations for...


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Saving lives is the goal of student-athlete program...

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A dark subject is moving closer to the light. Three Nova Scotia universities have joined in a pilot program centred in the Atlantic provinces to counter suicide among student-athletes. The Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI), centred in Ontario, announced the launch of a student-athlete suicide prevention training program in September. It comes less than two years after...


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An Alberta student died by suicide, and his family wants to talk about...

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She listens to his voice and wonders how he got so lost. His words reach out from April. Before he admitted to his older sisters he was struggling, before he made appointments with his doctor in a desperate move to try to figure out what was wrong. Before he disappeared. Mishma Mukith has played this old voicemail more than 100 times since she found out her friend was gone. To her,...


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October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month...

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Throughout October the Learning Disabilities Associations of Ontario will be marking LD Awareness month with community events. However this month long effort is about more than events, rather it is about raising awareness and reducing stigma to allow people to get the supports they need to reach their potential. “People too often define the life of someone living with Learning Disabilities...


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Hosted in Montréal – Third International Youth Mental Health Co...

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The third International Youth Mental Health Conference hosted by the International Association of Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) in partnership with ACCESS Canada, McGill University, Graham Boeckh Foundation and Douglas Mental Health University Institute a part of theCentre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal will take place in Montreal...


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