New online tool will equip Canadian teachers to better support students’ mental health

Posted on August 31st, 2018

Four Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia, launched a new online curriculum resource earlier this month called Teach Mental Health. The site aims to expand mental health literacy among […]

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Student-led mental health initiatives shift supports on campus

Posted on August 28th, 2018

As Canadian universities and colleges face increasing pressure to provide better mental-health services on campus, students are looking to give schools fresh ideas on how to tackle the issue. That’s […]

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Evaluation 101 Toolkit: Learning how to conduct evaluation of programs and services

Posted on August 24th, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has created a new toolkit to help build the capacity of frontline staff at colleges and universities to effectively evaluate the impacts […]

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*NEW resource* Heavy episodic drinking: Influencing factors and implications

Posted on August 22nd, 2018

Many Canadian post-secondary campuses struggle to understand and cope with the issue of heavy episodic drinking among post-secondary students. To help address this issue, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use […]

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Trinity Western students won’t have to sign covenant banning sex outside heterosexual marriage

Posted on August 20th, 2018

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board of governors for the evangelical Christian […]

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New network bringing together Indigenous students and health professionals

Posted on August 17th, 2018

A newly launched network is hoping to provide culturally-grounded support for Indigenous students across Quebec with dreams of careers in the health sector. “We do need more representation in all […]

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TRU moves to outlaw cannabis use

Posted on August 15th, 2018

The institution has taken steps to ban cannabis use on campus while declining to take a similar stance on alcohol or tobacco. TRU spokesperson Darshan Lindsay said the university hopes […]

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Okanagan College offering cannabis training courses

Posted on August 14th, 2018

It’s that time of year when students think about heading back to class and, this fall, some of those hitting the books at Okanagan College will be studying cannabis. “These five […]

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Interview with Association of Atlantic Universities

Posted on August 10th, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health spoke with Elizabeth Cawley, the Medavie Healthy Campuses Coordinator for the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). The newly created position works to […]

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Youth counselling service introduces 24/7 online chat to meet demands

Posted on August 7th, 2018

In response to the number of Canadian youth wanting to connect with counsellors online as opposed to by phone, Kids Help Phone will now offer their live chat service 24/7. […]

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