Plenary sessions you don't want to miss!

Dr. Shimi Kang, Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur

Understanding Mental Health and Wellness in Times of Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly changed our lives in countless ways, leading to increased stress, worry, and challenge for all of us. In these difficult times, it’s also important to build a deeper understanding of the human mind, wellness, and mental health. A recent Angus Reid survey shows that 50% of people feel their mental health has become a little or a lot worse since the pandemic began.

Dr. Shimi Kang takes audiences on a fascinating journey through the latest neuroscience, medical research, and practical tools to help leaders, teams, and organizations achieve better wellness, motivation, adaptability, and innovation to best meet the demands of the weeks and months to come.

Building Momentum with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students Panel Discussion

The National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students—the first of its kind in the world—is a set of flexible, voluntary guidelines to help post-secondary institutions support the mental health and well-being of their students. This voluntary Standard builds on the exceptional work of Canada's post-secondary institutions and seeks to inspire further actions through evidence-based and principle-led approaches.

As post-secondary communities continue to adapt and transform, the Standard offers a platform for collaboration while helping institutions prioritize and respond to their most pressing opportunities and challenges.  

Join the MHCC and leaders in post-secondary education to share ideas and gain insights for the upcoming academic year!

Student Panel

Moderated by Donovan Taplin

A diverse student panel discussion and Q&A will anchor campus mental health and wellness from a student lens. Panelists will include students at various stages in their own educational journey, representing different geographic regions for a candid conversation on the experiences, challenges, and opportunities of students in the post-secondary environment.

Presentations

Please note that presentations times are in MST.  All sessions will be recorded and available post-conference for viewing.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Kick Off and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shimi Kang
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Movement Fun
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
The Okanagan Charter: A systems approach of health promotion on campuses to support mental health
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Post-Secondary Peer Supports and Student Mental Health
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Co-creating Change for Students’ Mental Health Through Listening, Learning and Inspiring
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Anti-Oppressive Practice on Campus: An Interactive Conversation
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Connecting Students to Mental Health Resources using a Virtual Assistant
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Movement Fun
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Research is... A collection of stories about how Indigenous research cultivates spaces for healing, relationships, ceremony, and transformative resistance
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Post-Secondary Student Mental Health in COVID-19: Perspectives of Student Affairs Professionals and Clinicians
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Beyond the Spectrum: Rethinking the Experience, Space, and Support of the Autistic Student
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
For post-secondary students, career development intervention is mental health intervention.
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Empirically Supported Group-Based Programming During the COVID-19 Pandemic
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Rock the Boat: Deploying a Research-based Theatre Centered Resource at an Institutional Level to Improve Wellbeing within Graduate Student Supervisory Relationships
12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Teachers of Tomorrow: Advancing Wellbeing in BEd. Programs
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual Peer Support: Why, What, & How?
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
University Student Mental Health Literacy: Evaluation of an online course in terms of knowledge, stigma and behavioural change
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Indigenous Post-secondary Student Mental Health Research
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Partnering for Change: An Evidence-based Program to Enhance Students’ Psychological Coping
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
What Makes a Practice a Best Practice?
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Mindfulness Videos in the Classroom and Beyond
1:05 PM - 1:25 PM
1:05 PM - 1:25 PM
A Student Wellbeing Initiative during COVID-19 and Online Learning at UCalgary
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Longitudinal Patterns of Depression and Anxiety in Undergraduate Students: Evidence from the U-Flourish Study
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
On-campus physical activity programming for post-secondary student mental health: Considerations for research and practice
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
An Integrated Care Pathway for Depression Using Measurement-Based Care in a Post-Secondary Setting
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
The Pardesi Project - short films exploring the mental health of South Asian international students
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Campus mental health: how stigma affects students' approach to resources
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Build Resilience at McGill’s Student Wellness Hub and using implementation science to implement the framework during COVID-19
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Movement Fun
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Assessing student mental health barriers, needs and experience of campus wellness services during Covid
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Evaluating Peer versus Professional Video Outreach to Enhance Mental Health Resilience in University Students
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Process Evaluation of the University of Calgary’s Campus Mental Health Strategy
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Results from the Cross-Canada Release of the Post-secondary Student Stressors Index
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Facilitating success for post-secondary transitions for people with complex medical conditions and chronic pain: Universal design for learning and lived experience
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Networking & Collaboration
Friday, August 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Building Momentum with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students Panel Discussion and Day 1 Recap
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Movement Fun
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
The Zenstudies project : a university-college collaboration to support data based implementation of a mental health prevention program
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Prescription Exercise at Queen’s (PEQ) COVID edition
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Assessing the quality and impact of the Student Wellness Services Mental Health Training Suite
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Undergraduate student mental health over the first two years of university: U-Flourish university student well-being and academic success longitudinal study
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
An occupation-based approach for post-secondary student mental health: A feasibility study
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Post-secondary students’ adherence to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Mental Health: Results from the first deployment of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS)
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Movement Fun
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Graduate school and a global pandemic: An evaluation of the mental health and wellbeing of Ryerson University graduate students
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Collaborative Care for Students with Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Program Evaluation at a Health & Wellness Centre
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Stigma of Suicide on Postsecondary Campuses: The Influence of Media Articles and Acknowledging Student Suicide
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Running and Filling Groups: How We Went From Crickets to Crammed even in a Pandemic!
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Better Together: How Intentional Partnerships Increase Our Capacity to Support Student Mental Health
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Movement Fun
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Student Panel Discussion
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