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Cancelled high school exams won't affect post-secondary admissions, universities say

October 19, 2020

As several school boards in Ontario decide to scrap exams during the pandemic, universities are reassuring students that the move won’t affect their post-secondary plans.   School boards in Toronto, Peel Region and Durham Region are among those that have announced the cancellation of exams, saying the move is aimed at reducing student stress and...

Ontario Increases Mental Health Funding for Postsecondary Students

Investment will increase access to more programs, community services and mental health workers

October 6, 2020

The Ontario government is investing $19.25 million into mental health supports for postsecondary students in 2020-21, an increase of $3.25 million over last year. This funding will help students by strengthening community partnerships and increasing the number of mental health workers and programs at colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes.   Having mental health supports in...

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.

From the dance floor to the dorm room: How the pandemic changed frosh for the Class of 2024

September 2, 2020

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...
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