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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...

Student-led mental health initiatives shift supports on campus

'The amount of passion from the students who want to support mental health is incredible'

September 14, 2018

School can bring a number of stressors

Working on good habits for mental wellness important, writes McGregor

September 11, 2018

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

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