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A study’s surprising revelation about which students are faring better under the pandemic
September 30, 2020
By Nadine Yousif Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new study out of the University of Toronto revealed surprising results, researchers say, on how student mental health has fared during COVID-19 and under the pandemic mandated campus shutdown earlier. Full article found here.
Back to school mental health tips during the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 25, 2020
As students prepare for a very different back-to-school season, The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is reminding students to keep their mental health in mind during the transition. While a new school year can be exciting, it can also cause stress and anxiety. This is particularly true given the current global pandemic...
We are hiring! Research & Knowledge Lead, CICMH
July 29, 2020
We are hiring! Our team is seeking an experienced individual to join us as a Research and Knowledge Lead. Reporting to the Director, CICMH, this position will provide research and knowledge management to campus and community partners to support and advance the goals and objectives of CICMH. APPLY NOW! Full Job...
Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students
New resources will help students return to school with the tools they need to succeed
June 18, 2020
Please check out our webinar: Grade 12 to post-secondary: Transitions during COVID-19 June 18, 2020 11:50 A.M. Ministry of Education VAUGHAN – The Ontario Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced $15 million to purchase thousands of classroom computers, and $10 million to hire additional mental health workers. These new resources will help ensure...
Universities see strong early numbers for the fall
June 11, 2020
NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario students are taking up university admission offers at almost the same rate as before the pandemic, suggesting the shift to online education may not drive away as many new students as feared. The first published data on confirmed offers of acceptance at Ontario universities show almost no difference...
Ontario Unveils a Plan to Reopen Postsecondary Education
Phased Approach Prioritizes the Health and Safety of Students and Staff
June 10, 2020
TORONTO — The Ontario government has developed a plan for the gradual and safe resumption of in-person instruction at postsecondary institutions across the province for the summer term. The plan was developed in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Starting in July 2020, limited in-person education and training may restart for students...
How professors can help university students during the COVID-19 pandemic
By fostering positive relationships, professors can help improve the mental health of their students.
May 29, 2020
With Canada locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not uncommon for our students to lose educational ground during this time. Things have changed drastically, with a loss of community, residence, summer practicums or co-op placements, jobs, and convocations. Academic institutions are working hard to offer COVID-19 coping resources and services to their...
Thousands of volunteers come forward to offer mental health support during COVID-19
Helping others effective coping strategy to reduce pandemic stress, psychologist says
May 20, 2020
As Canadians continue to grapple with an unprecedented level of stress as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, thousands of volunteers have come forward to offer emotional support to others — a move experts say could benefit their own mental well-being as much as the people they’re helping. “All of us are in this process of figuring...
Youth more concerned about health of others than their own amid pandemic: StatCan
May 19, 2020
TORONTO — Canadian youth say they are more concerned about the health of others than their own amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new survey results from Statistics Canada. The survey released Friday found that approximately 87 per cent of youth aged 15 to 30 years are very or extremely concerned about the impact of...
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