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ACCESS Canada: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

June 17, 2014

Officially launched on Friday in Montreal, the ACCESS Canada project consists of a Canada-wide research network within the recently launched TRAM – Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. Its goal is to use research evidence to bring about positive changes to the way we care for young people (age 11 to 25) with all forms of mental...

SOUND OFF: A Youth-led Initiative

May 23, 2014

TORONTO (January 29, 2014) Young people in Ontario now have a new way to voice their concerns and change the way mental health issues are dealt with in their communities. Last week the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) launched SOUND OFF, a youth-led initiative aimed at empowering and mobilizing youth by collecting and sharing their opinions...

Call for Proposals: Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching

April 25, 2014

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is now seeking proposals for “Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching:  Reality or Utopia?”— A Symposium for Educators. This event will be held on November 9-10, 2014 on the UNB campus in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  For more information please click here.  

Helping Students Start Innovative Companies

April 24, 2014

Ontario is launching five programs to help young people start companies and create jobs. Part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, these programs will provide young entrepreneurs with business skills, capital to start and grow a small business and the opportunity to gain experience and expertise through R&D internships: For the full news release: Click HERE

Canadian PSE students face overwhelming levels of stress

April 24, 2014

Canadian PSE students are lonely, stressed, and overwhelmed, according to results released by the National College Health Assessment. More than 89% of students surveyed reported feeling “overwhelmed” by their responsibilities, and 63.9% of students reported feeling “very lonely” at some point within the last year. The challenges of transitioning to university can exacerbate underlying issues,...

University of Alberta students advocate for mental health

April 14, 2014

University of Alberta students advocate for mental health http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/997771/mental-health-under-investigation-by-university-of-alberta-students/ Here is the magazine: http://www.prostory.ca/mentalhealthmatters/

NOSM Responds to High Suicide Rates in the North

April 4, 2014

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has incorporated suicide awareness training into NOSM’s MD curriculum in an effort to respond to the high rates of suicide in the region. First-year students at NOSM now undergo safeTALK training, a three-hour program created by LivingWorks that trains participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and...

New Wellness Centre highlights Laurier’s commitment to providing high-quality mental and physical care

April 2, 2014

WATERLOO – In an effort to enhance support for students’ physical, emotional and mental health, Wilfrid Laurier University will be combining its existing Counselling Services and Health Services offices into a single Wellness Centre at its Waterloo campus.  Read More: Click here

New initiative aims to build supports for student athlete struggling with mental illness

March 21, 2014

New initiative aims to build supports for student athlete struggling with mental illness: Click here for full story. – via Ottawa Citizen

Student Project at Brock University wins Mental Health 2.0 Contest

March 19, 2014

Brock University’s mental health campaign called Cope-Care-Connect – with a bustling Facebook page at its heart – has taken first prize from among Ontario’s 21 universities for a student project aimed at helping students reach out for help with mental health problems. The contest, run jointly by the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario government, encouraged...
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