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Talk Today: Supporting Athlete Mental Health

March 27, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In this webinar, Dr. Philip Sullivan, Mishka Blacker, and Jenny Philavanh from Brock University, along with Heather Gillespie from CMHA Niagara and Alex Salomie from CMHA Ontario, will discuss a recent pilot of CMHA Ontario's sports mental health program, Talk Today. The pilot, implemented during the fall semester, involved over 50 athletes from Brock's women's rugby and men's soccer teams. These teams received mental health and suicide prevention education and were paired with on-campus and off-campus mental health coaches to provide support throughout the season.

Just Get Over It: An Indigenous-led Approach to Learning about Colonialism

January 29, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

We will be joined by Dr. Dawn Lavell Harvard and Anjeni Lovelady from Trent University to introduce the Just Get Over It (JGOI) exercise that the First Peoples House of Learning developed. The JGOI is an experiential learning opportunity that allows participants to learn and understand the timeline of colonialism in Canada and its effects on Indigenous peoples across the country. Trained facilitators, who are Indigenous themselves, will weave their own stories and perspectives into the timeline, allowing participants to hear the real impacts this history has had and continues to have on Indigenous families and communities. Participants additionally engage with the timeline through an interactive portion that asks them to place themselves in the shoes of Indigenous peoples living through different parts of that history. Through the webinar, attendees can find out how to request this workshop and the outcomes we have seen as we continue to offer this exercise to community partners.

Thriving Classrooms: Toolkit in Practice

December 15, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

In this webinar, we will be joined by Rick Ezekiel from Dalhousie University and Nadine de Gannes from Ivey Business School to discuss The Thriving Classrooms toolkit. This toolkit offers faculty and educators a range of practical resources to create classroom conditions that promote community, academic, career and personal resilience among students. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the toolkit, see practical examples of how elements of the toolkit have been implemented at Ivey Business School and OISE (University of Toronto), and identify next steps in how they may use resources in the toolkit to help students thrive in their classrooms.

Food Security Advocacy and Activism Among Post-Secondary Students: A Case Study of Lakehead University

May 9, 2023

In this MA thesis, using a feminist intersectional case study approach, the author examines how the identities of student activists influence their activism and advocacy on food insecurity on campus at Lakehead University.

Empowering Students to Overcome Climate Anxiety

November 24, 2022 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

In this webinar we are joined by two nursing professionals, Natania Abebe, a double master’s graduate in Nursing and Public Health and Raluca Radu, lecturer in the School of Nursing from the University of British Columbia, to talk about the relationship between climate change and mental health. Our guests will present an interactive resource toolkit that was developed as part of Natania’s graduate project which focused on climate change and mental health. This presentation aims to explore strategies for supporting students experiencing eco-anxiety.

Understanding Campus Culture and Student Coping Strategies for Mental Health Issues in Five Canadian Colleges and Universities

September 7, 2022

This study aimed to better understand campus mental health culture and student mental health coping strategies, and to identify the mental health needs of students as well as gaps in mental health services within postsecondary education in Canada.

Feeling Welcomed: Creating Space for Indigenous Students at the University of Guelph

October 20, 2022 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

In this webinar we are joined by Danielle Nowosad and Melissa Perreault from the University of Guelph, to discuss their work developing an orientation package for Indigenous students entering the biological sciences. This work was part of a larger project which included Indigenizing the biological sciences building and creating a residential school memorial site. The two will talk about the barriers and successes of the project, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Are students aware of, knowledgeable about, and willing to use campus safety services?

July 14, 2022

This study aimed to investigate the extent to which students were aware of, knowledgeable about, and willing to use services offered by Campus Safety at Carleton University.

Assessing Student Rape Myth Acceptance and Attitude Toward Intervening in Incidents of Sexual Violence

July 14, 2022

This study used the Bystander Attitude Scale-Revised and the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale, to collect data from a sample of 154 students at Nipissing University.

An intersectional analysis of sexual violence policies, responses, and prevention efforts at Ontario universities

July 14, 2022

This dissertation critically analyzes how sexual violence is being conceptualized in post-secondary institutions’ policies, responses, and prevention efforts.