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UWindsor mental health strategy released at first Campus Health Day
The strategy includes 39 recommendations about improving student wellness
October 18, 2018
International student Harmanvir Singh remembers the difficulties he faced upon arriving in Windsor back in January — walking around in snowshoes for the first time, having to find a part-time job on short notice, language barriers and loneliness. “It was very tough because settling in here is a big task. I didn’t know anyone in Windsor.” ...
Canadian universities tackle legal cannabis with wildly different policies
Plus, where do students report the highest rates of marijuana use?
October 15, 2018
by Anthony A. Davis Oct 11, 2018 Cannabis has been a budding part of post-secondary life since at least 1964, when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestauthor Ken Kesey and some Stanford University pals formed the Merry Band of Pranksters, gobbled every psychedelic drug they could and toked their way across the U.S. in a Day-Glo...
New resources for youth and youth allies released prior to cannabis legalization
October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018 There are two new resources that might be of interest for individuals, families or organizations looking to speak with young people about cannabis legalization and the risks of cannabis use. The Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction has released, Talking Pot with Youth: A Cannabis Communication Guide for Youth Allies. ...
Mental Wellness Week at George Brown College
Organized by the Student Association, Mental Wellness Week will take place in mid-October to ease students into mid-terms
October 9, 2018
Mental Wellness Week is coming to George Brown College from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19. The Student Association (SA), which funds The Dialog, will be organizing this event to help provide relief to stressed-out students. “Students go through a lot of struggles, especially around October when mid-terms and assignments are due” said Ronnie Cruz,...
Minding the mental health of today’s students – tomorrow’s work force
By Bill Howatt, Special to the Globe and Mail
October 9, 2018
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 4, 2018 The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the health and well-being of their employees first. Read about the 2018 winners of the award at tgam.ca/workplaceaward. Register now for the 2019 Employee Recommended Workplace Awards atwww.employeerecommended.com. Get feedback from...
OHRC releases new policy and recommendations on accessible education
August 31, 2018
Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities, along with recommendations on how to best meet legal obligations under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The policy: recognizes that education is vitally important to a person’s social, academic and economic development reflects a broad definition of disability provides students...
University of Guelph students to pilot new crisis text line
August 30, 2018
University of Guelph students now have access to a new Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone that will offer mental health support when they need it. This free service will offer immediate support to all U of G students by text message with a Kids Help Phone volunteer Crisis Responder. “University can create a...
Heading to university or college? Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin offers tips for handling stress, anxiety and homesickness
Tips for handling stress, anxiety and homesickness as you head to university or college
August 30, 2018
UWindsor mental health strategy released at first Campus Health DayCanadian universities tackle legal cannabis with wildly different policiesNew resources for youth and youth allies released prior to cannabis legalizationMental Wellness Week at George Brown CollegeMinding the mental health of today’s students – tomorrow’s work force