Call for abstracts: Crafting connections in a landscape of uncertainty

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s (CICMH) annual conference is the meeting place for a wide range of stakeholders in post-secondary mental health across Ontario and Canada. It will be held virtually on November 3, 2021.

Abstracts will be accepted until May 10, 2021.

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Main theme: Crafting connections in a landscape of uncertainty

As our world continues to respond to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus communities are continually adapting and transforming to stay connected. These are unprecedented times that have emphasized the nuanced mental health needs of our diverse populations. Despite these challenges, the continual creativity and dedication of our campus communities demonstrate that times of uncertainty can lead to the most innovative solutions to complex issues. This year’s theme, “Crafting Connections in a Landscape of Uncertainty,” challenges all of us to reflect on and potentially redefine our relationship with our current environment. More specifically, this theme encourages us to embrace feelings of uncertainty through connection, openness and shared accountability. Through this lens, we will be exploring topics that embrace a whole campus approach - bringing together student service professionals, teaching staff, students, campus mental health champions, and community mental health organizations.

To facilitate this discussion, we will be exploring the five following themes:

  1. Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  2. Navigating the virtual world
  3. Indigenous student engagement and wellness
  4. Student engagement
  5. Substance use & harm reduction


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