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Rising toll of mental illness worries students

July 24, 2014

Long before statistics show a trend, people sense a change in their world. That is happening now at Canada’s colleges and universities.                             Students see more of their friends than ever...

Students with invisible disabilities have plethora of services to mitigate learning struggles

July 11, 2014

The general view of someone with a disability is of a person who has a mobility issue – they might need a wheelchair, a walker or a cane. And yet...

Incoming UTSC students get head start on university life

July 10, 2014

When incoming U of T Scarborough students arrive for Orientation Week in August, more than two-thirds of them will already feel at home on campus after participating in the Get...

ISP for Colleges & Universities

July 9, 2014

Those who need help the most are often the least likely to utilize available services. Research shows that many troubled students have beliefs and attitudes that pose significant barriers to...

Vancouver to Host International Mental Health Leadership Conference in 2015

July 9, 2014

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was proud to participate in the ninth annual International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Conference – a gathering of global health executives,...

Ride Don't Hide raises $676,000 to support programs for mental health

July 9, 2014

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches across Canada raised $676,000 through the third annual Ride Don’t Hide event held today. Started in B.C., the event has grown into a national...

Mental Health First Aid Canada launches new training course for northern peoples

July 9, 2014

Similar to the basic Mental Health First Aid Canada training course, Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples is a three-day training program designed to improve mental health literacy and...

Learning Environments can Enhance Student Health and Well-being

July 9, 2014

Positive well-being is a key predictor for learning and student success. Simon Fraser University has published a rationale (including a literature review) which can be used to help support and create conditions for well-being within...

The Importance of Seating Location with Active Learning

July 9, 2014

Ask any professor to describe a “first-row student,” and you will likely hear a description of an engaged learner who pays attention during class, takes notes, and asks questions. A...

Evidence for Effectiveness of Supportive Learning Environments.

July 9, 2014

Differentiated Evaluation: An Inclusive Evaluation Strategy Aimed at Promoting Student Engagement and Student Learning in Undergraduate Classrooms explored whether evaluation options for students would improve engagement and learning while addressing...
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