Ontario Student Survey finds Growing Need for Mental Health Services

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Ontario colleges and universities are facing a mental health crisis as campus counsellors are overwhelmed by the growing need for services. The Ontario University and College Health Association (OUCHA) published […]

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Providing Support for International Students

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Mental health issues have been identified as the number one impediment to students finishing their degree programs. The effectiveness with which post-secondary institutions identify health risks and support students in need greatly […]

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Sault College Joins CMHA’s Talk Today

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

Sault College has joined the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Talk Today program as the first post-secondary institute to get involved. Over 180 athletes, coaches, trainers and athletic staff will participate […]

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Why Mental Health Matters for Students

Posted on September 12th, 2016

While university is often seen as a place for young people to experience personal growth, the pressure and stress associated with academics and campus life can also send students on a downward […]

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NCHA Reveals a Rise in Mental Health Issues on Canadian Campuses

Posted on September 9th, 2016

The 2016 results of the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) have been released. The survey included 41 Canadian post-secondary institutions and 44,000 students.  Over a fifth of Canadian post-secondary students report feeling depressed […]

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CMHA Invites BC to Check in on Mental Health

Posted on September 8th, 2016

Early intervention is key to bouncing back to good health With early intervention in mind the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC) launches Bounce Back Today, a new […]

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Student Housing Crisis Calls for Government Intervention

Posted on September 6th, 2016

Alliance of BC Students is calling on the provincial government to support post-secondary institutions in building more on-campus residences. The organization released a white paper outlining two recommendations. The first of which is that […]

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UBC Student Society Raises Awareness with Coffee Cups

Posted on September 5th, 2016

The UBC Student Society has launched an awareness campaign for sexual assault on campus. The cardboard sleeves of coffee cups are emblazoned with the statistic: 257 students suspended for cheating or […]

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Notes to and from Students Starting University

Posted on September 3rd, 2016

The CBC asked first year students moving into Simon Fraser University’s residence to share a message with their parents — and then (without seeing each other’s notes) the parents shared […]

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Fraser Health Posters Offer Overdose Survival Tips

Posted on September 2nd, 2016

The Fraser Health Authority has launched a poster campaign to raise awareness of the overdose crisis in British Columbia. The posters will be displayed at transit stops, bars and restaurants. They are […]

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