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Web-based training for post-secondary student well-being during the pandemic: a randomized trial

May 10, 2023

This study evaluated three-week web-based interventions to determine how best to cultivate mindfulness and stress-reappraisal skills and whether the proposed interventions led to improved mental health.

Post-Secondary Educational Leadership Working Remotely During a COVID-19 Pandemic in Saskatchewan, Canada: Exploring Best Practices, Experiences, and the New Normal Post-Pandemic

May 9, 2023

This mixed methods research design focuses on post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan, Canada, its employees’ experiences of working remotely, and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on school leadership.

Trends in Post-Secondary Student Stress: A Pan-Canadian Study

May 9, 2023

The purpose of this research was to use the Post-Secondary Student Stressors Index to examine whether stressors changed significantly and meaningfully over the course of an academic year. While significant differences in mean severity were observed over time for some stressors, standardized effect sizes were negligible, suggesting little meaningful change and consistent levels of chronic stress over the course of the academic year.

Gender and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Mental Health and Treatment Use Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 9, 2023

This study aimed to investigate gender and racial/ethnic disparities in mental health and treatment use in undergraduate and graduate students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Qualitative Investigation of the Positive and Negative Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Post-Secondary Students’ Mental Health and Well-Being

May 9, 2023

Although all students experienced novel stressors during the pandemic, students without preexisting mental health concerns reported greater increases in social and academic isolation, relative to students with preexisting mental health concerns.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on life and learning experiences of indigenous and non-Indigenous university and college students in Ontario, Canada: a qualitative study

May 8, 2023

The Cost of COVID is a mixed methods study exploring the social and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on families, youth, and urban Indigenous People. The present analysis was completed using a subset of qualitative data including Spryng.io micronarrative stories from students in college and university, as well as in-depth interviews from service providers providing services to students.

The New Abnormal: Student Mental Health Two Years Into COVID-19

December 2, 2022

This paper is a summary of public opinion research that surveyed post-secondary students across Canada from May 13 to May 27th, 2022. The results are meant to capture a snapshot of the student experience two years into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Modalities of Virtual Care to Deliver Mental Health and Addictions Services in Canada

September 20, 2022

In this research report, the Advisory Table focuses on the synchronous delivery of virtual mental health care to adults by regulated health care professionals.

Returning to a Shared Workspace

A psychological toolkit for transitioning to a new normal

January 13, 2022

Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19: Spotlight on Youth

January 12, 2022