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New student support program for mental health to be launched online

May 15, 2018

The two-year pilot program to increase mental health service accessibility will be launched in August 2018

Laurier pilots digital therapy app to help students with mental health issues

May 4, 2018

Wilfrid Laurier University is working on a pilot project with a private company to offer students digital therapy to help with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

ON CAMPUS: College introduces new program

April 27, 2018

Loyalist College’s new two-year Ontario College Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma program is designed to prepare students for a rewarding career helping people of all ages and abilities improve their quality of life.

« Nous sommes une génération analphabète sur le plan émotif » : le mal-être ravage les campus

April 26, 2018

À l'Université McGill, les demandes aux services d'aide psychologique ont littéralement explosé. Un étudiant sur trois déclare que le stress, l'anxiété ou la dépression interfère avec ses études. Des jeunes au bord de la crise de nerfs? L'épidémie de mal-être touche non seulement cette institution montréalaise, mais toutes les universités canadiennes.

Harm reduction policies gain favour on campuses

April 25, 2018

Shifting attitudes around drug use are changing the way universities address the opioid crisis.

Mental illness on campus really is 'a thing'

April 19, 2018

Most mental illnesses begin before or during young adulthood, and a quarter of young Canadians have both a mood or anxiety disorder and a substance-abuse problem.

Ontario Takes Next Step Toward French-Language Postsecondary Education

April 9, 2018

Ontario is moving forward with postsecondary education for thousands of French-speaking students by creating a new stand-alone French-language university, l'Université de l'Ontario français. This historic addition to Ontario's postsecondary sector will offer a range of university degrees and education, entirely in French.

Video game addiction a disease? WHO prepares to codify 'gaming disorder'

April 4, 2018

A CAMH study released in 2016 estimated 13 per cent of Ontario students — or almost 123,000 kids — have experienced symptoms of a "video gaming problem," which was up from nine per cent in 2007.

Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health and Addictions Care for Every Stage of Life

March 21, 2018

Nearly one third of people in Ontario will experience a mental health or addictions issue at some point in their lifetime. The government’s historic investment in mental health and addictions services will help ensure that anyone who needs support can receive the care they need, when and where they need it. There should be no...

Elders on campus

March 19, 2018

Charlene Baker sits at a round table in the Harry Allen lounge, down the hall from the main entrance to the Ayamdigut Campus of Yukon College, in Whitehorse. Laid out in front of her are trays of beads, half-finished slippers, and pieces of tanned moose hide. The middle finger on her right hand is protected by a piece of tanned hide and she’s using a needle and thread to add purple beads to a flower design.
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