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

He was once a homeless drug addict. Now he’s one of York’s top stu...

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Halfway through the robbery, Jesse Thistle panicked. Homeless, strung out on crack, and limping on a badly infected foot, he’d held up a corner store in Brampton. “I thought they were going to chop my foot off,” he said. “I got desperate and robbed a store in order to use the jail system as a safe place to stay with food and shelter and medical care.” But he couldn’t...


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Stress and Student Success

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I’ve spent a decade teaching college success strategies to mostly nontraditional first-year students. At times, I would stare at my course roster, hoping that an answer to the success riddle would appear. “Why do you leave?” I’d ask. “What else can I do to help you?” While I use countless teaching strategies in my courses, I’ve been tracking something even more fundamental:...


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