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Episode 11 – Quality Improvement 101 with Ash Koster and Laura Daly-Trottier

March 28, 2023

In this episode, Ash Koster and Laura Daly-Trottier from the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) share key quality improvement (QI) concepts, an overview of the CICMH QI Knowledge College and how QI can lead to change on post-secondary campuses.

Episode 10 – Cannabis and Gambling Addiction Awareness with Dua Fatima, Nicole Rita and Steve Keller

February 24, 2023

In this episode, Dua Fatima (Youth Gambling Awareness Program), Nicole Rita (Humber College placement student) and Steve Keller (Youth Cannabis Awareness Program) will discuss emerging trends and research on youth cannabis and gambling addictions, addiction from a post-secondary perspective, available YMCA of Greater Toronto services and supports for post-secondary institutions across the province, and what campus staff and faculty can do if a student shares they are struggling with an addiction.

Episode 9 – Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Students on Campus with Taylah Harris-Mungo and Adanyi Phillip

January 9, 2023

In this episode, CICMH’s Bilingual Knowledge and Research Lead Taylah Harris-Mungo is joined by Adanyi Phillip, a support worker and queer youth advocate, to discuss the well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ students on campus and the ways youth are finding supports. They’ll also highlight the challenges faced by international students and what post-secondary institutions can learn from community organizations to better support the mental health of queer students on their campuses.

Episode 8 – Food Insecurity and Mental Health with Emily Anne Opala and Theresa Couto

September 23, 2022

In this episode, CICMH’s Knowledge and Research Lead Emily Anne Opala is joined by Theresa Couto, a Registered Dietitian & Wellness and Sustainability Manager at Queen’s University, for a conversation about food insecurity on campus. As a third to one half of students are classified as food insecure globally, programs like Swipe It Forward at Queen’s are working to offer options for students in need.

Episode 7 – Anti-oppressive Practice on Campus: Students’ perspectives

March 29, 2022

This episode of the Mental Health on Campus podcast is one piece of CICMH’s Anti-oppressive Practice toolkit project. The project aims to help those who support student on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it can be integrated into their roles and how everyone on campus can contribute to creating a more mentally well campus through anti-oppressive practices.

Episode 6 – Leaning Into Art: Indigenized Art Therapy with Leanna Marshall

February 28, 2022

In this episode, Leanna Marshall (Indigenous Counsellor at Confederation College) will demonstrate what Indigenized art therapy is, its efficacy in virtual post-secondary settings and the differences between Indigenized art therapy and other forms of art therapy. She’ll also talk about her experience with the WHEAT program. Lastly, Leanna will lead listeners through an eco-arts activity.

Episode 5 – Sheena’s Place: A Guide to Online Group Support with Kaitlyn Axelrod

November 23, 2021

In this episode, Kaitlyn Axelrod (Program and Outreach Coordinator at Sheena’s Place) will discuss the challenges and successes of facilitating virtual support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on her experience running eating disorder support groups at Sheena’s Place.

Episode 4 – Return to Campus with Marija Padjen and Kirstin Grant

August 27, 2021

In this episode, CICMH Director Marija Padjen and Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division’s Director of People and Wellness Kirstin Grant will share tips and resources for both staff and students returning to in-person campus life. They will also highlight a resource created by CMHA Ontario on returning to the physical workplace.

Episode 3 – Opioid Crisis and Harm Reduction Strategies with Jean Hopkins

June 1, 2021

In this episode, our guest Jean Hopkins will share an overview of the opioid crisis in Ontario, highlight how students and staff can learn more about problematic substance use and list harm reduction strategies and resources for campuses.

Episode 2 - Men's Mental Health with Riley Wells

February 18, 2021

This episode explores Men's Mental Health. We spoke to recent graduate and Jack Talks speaker Riley Wells about Mental Health on Campus and his take on the term Toxic Masculinity.