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Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses 2021 Summit

Summit at a Glance

HM|HC invites campus stakeholders and community partners to attend the February 22-25 2021 Summit, We Belong to Each Other: Cultivating Campus Communities for Mutual Well-Being. This Summit will be an opportunity for our community of practice to come together once again in our collective pursuit of mental well-being and healthy relationships with substances on post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.

Join us virtually for a week of interactive sessions, thoughtful keynotes, invigorating panels and reflective breakouts. There will be plenty of opportunities for co-learning and collaboration to build collective momentum to strengthen our campus communities.



Schedule


February 22
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Indigenous Opening and Introductions

    The 2021 Healthy Minds| Healthy Campuses Summit will be opened by Elder Syexwalia with a traditional land acknowledgement. This will be followed by moderated panel by Sharon Hobenshield, Noelle Hanuse & Sara LaMarre from Vancouver Island University. Panelists will discuss and frame the Summit’s posing questions and overarching theme through their perspective and lived experience. This panel will recognize the Land, surrounding Nations and well as students and staff demographics of our campus communities.

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  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Translating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Healthy Relationships and Campuses by Dr. Adrienne Chan

    In this keynote address, Dr. Chan will ask participants to consider the ways in which inequity, exclusion, and the promotion of uniformity/homogeneity all contribute to anxiety and unhealthy learning organizations and campuses. We then have to take action on how can do to change this. To create healthy campuses in the post-secondary system, we all have a role to play, to support each other, and to create an environment of mental well-being.

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  • Asynchronous
    Great Disconnect Documentary

    Wellness expert Tamer Soliman journeys through North American cities to meet with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the true factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the question: is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other?

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Social Connection in Communities Without Borders

    Join Tamer Soliman (Director of the Great Disconnect) and members from our community of practice for a roundtable discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted social connection and what is on the horizon as our communities extend beyond campus grounds.

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February 23
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Lateral Liberation by Kim Haxton

    This workshop is intended for equipping campuses with the right tools for understanding the call to actions on Truth and Reconciliation, and begin to do the work to create new awareness within the structures and systems we find ourselves in. Through the collaboration and group process in reflection upon the 94 calls to action, experiential activities, participants will leave with a clearer sense of purpose, capacity and connection to these relationships of being an agent of change to liberate the invisible beliefs and biases that separate us from being able to make structural shifts in our work in the world, ourselves and with each other.

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  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Campus Innovation Talks

    These fast-paced presentations introduce new concepts, programs and early research relevant to BC campuses. These sessions will showcase a variety of presentations that discuss student engagement, happiness in the classroom and how to cope with COVID-19 anxiety.

    Archives:

    1. Anxiety Canada: Building Communities in a Digital World

    Presented by:
    Edward HernandezVolunteer at Anxiety Canada Youth Network
    Rosemary YoungVolunteer at Anxiety Canada Youth Network
    Time Stamp: 0:00

    2. Coping Through Covid Anxiety, using Anxiety Canada’s MindShift App

    Presented by:
    Mark AntczakAnxiety Canada’s Registered Clinical Counsellor & Clinical Educator
    Time Stamp: 21:45

    3. Beyond The Blues: education & screening days. Zoom into Supportive Conversations: Virtual mental health and substance use screenings, education and debriefs at VIU and UFV

    Presented by:
    Kamal AroraLeader, Health Promotion and Education & Beyond the Blues Coordinator
    Sarah Hamid-BalmaDirector of Mental Health Promotion at CMHA
    Panelists:
    Priscilla AngDepartment Head and Clinical Counselor at UFV counseling
    Sara La MarreMental Health Strategist with Student Affairs at VIU
    Time Stamp: 43:00

    4. BC Schizophrenia Society

    Presented by:
    Gail RutledgeCounselor and Community Educator for BCSS
    Sarah Hamid-BalmaDirector of Mental Health Promotion at CMHA
    Time Stamp: 1:04:20

     

    1. Project Aurora: Empowering Innovation of Youth-Driven Mental Health Initiatives

    Presented by:
    David KangCo-founder of Project Aurora
    Emma StanleyManager of Partnerships
    Bhaskar YechuriCo-founder of Project Aurora
    Time Stamp: 0:55

    2. Health Equity Impact Assessment of Virtual Programs

    Presented by:
    Aleisha Fernandes, Sarah Chae, Shabnam Raufi and Serena BainsMembers of Simon Fraser University’s Student Health Advisory Committee
    Time Stamp: 22:00

    3. Exploring strategies to promote student happiness and well-being in the classroom

    Presented by:
    Dr. Hasina SamjiAssistant professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University
    Ladan FathiPH.D. Student at Simon Fraser University for the school of Interactive Arts and Technology
    Time Stamp: 42:00

    4. Chai Chats for BIPOC Students by SFU’s Health Peers

    Presented by:
    Aleisha Fernandes, Jaskaren Gill, Jessica Kwun and Sonia HeerHealth Peer Educators at Simon Fraser University
    Time Stamp: 1:03:10

February 24
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Connecting with Campus: Undergraduate Student Challenges and COVID-19 by Nicole Malette

    Going to university or college is supposed to be great: It’s a chance to reinvent yourself, enjoy new freedoms, impress professors with your keen intellect and basically have the time of your life. But, how can this be true during COVID-19? Sometimes it’s hard just to get out of bed to attend online classes, let alone juggle family expectations, a part-time job and midterm deadlines. This keynote session will discuss some of the most common wellness challenges undergraduate students face during the pandemic and strategies we (students, faculty, staff) can all draw on to support each other.

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  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Diversity in Mental Health

    Our backgrounds, cultures and the way we experience life around us influences our well-being and mental health. This panel invites BIPOC experts to discuss the importance of incorporating diverse perspectives and voices when it comes to promoting mental health on campuses and ways we can move forward collectively.

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  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    HM|HC Talks

    The aim of HM|HC Talks is to mimic online meetings where attendees not only interact with speakers but also other attendees on various health literacy topics. Join fellow participants in a dialogue on connection during COVID, pandemic gains and losses or student mental health.

    Archives:

    1. Accompaniment: How COVID-19 has brought us to new ways being with each other

    Presented by:
    Christine AdamDean of Students at Thompson Rivers University
     

    2. Current Trends in Post-Secondary Student Mental Health

    Presented by:
    Dr. Elizabeth CawleyDirector, National Mental Health Strategy Studentcare | ASEQ

     

    3. Surfing Pandemic Losses & Gains & the Impact on Post-Secondary Mental Health: How Do We Apply This Knowledge?

    Presented by:
    Katherine MartinezRegistered Psychologist
    Akash AdhikaryAnxiety Canada

February 25
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 1
    We are all related: Developing EDI-focused activities for community well-being

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Alicia HibbertProject Manager and Head of Strategy at UBC
    Miranda MassieWorkplace Well-Being Practices and Learning Consultant at UBC
    Truelove TwumasiWorkplace Well-being Specialist at UBC

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 2
    Connecting with Campuses on Suicide Prevention

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Dr. Kamal AroraLeader, Health Promotion and Education CMHA
    Bakht AnwarCo-Lead, Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 3
    Diversity and Inclusion at BCIT: Diversity Circles Initiative

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Zaa Derik Gammel JosephBCIT Advisor for the Indigenous services Department and co-founder of Diversity Circles at BCIT
    Shannon Kelly – Faculty member for BCIT Communication Department and co-founder of Diversity Circles at BCIT

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 4
    Promoting Dialogue to address stigma & discrimination

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Tim Dyck and Dan ResitHealthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Support Team and Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 5
    Using Research-Based Theatre to Generate Dialogue on Wellbeing and Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity within Graduate Supervisory Relationships

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Susan M. CoxSchool of Populations and Public Health, UBC
    Michael LeeDepartment of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, UBC
    Tala MaraghaFaculty of Dentistry, UBC
    Matthew SmithdealDepartment of Philosophy, UBC

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 6
    Cultivating Inclusion Through lived Experience of Addiction and Recovery

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Brittany MacCuspicBSW Student, Practicum Student, Student Recovery Community at UBC
    Sara FudjackRCSW, MSW, PhD Student, Program Manager, Student Recovery Community at UBC

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 7
    Equity, Diversion and Inclusion on Campus: A Conversation

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Cecilia AmoakoheneCommunity Partnership Coordination at the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 8
    National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Amy FogartyManager, Programs and Priorities for Mental Health Commission of Canada
    Rebecca GibbonsProgram Manager for Mental Health Commission of Canada
    Punit VirkPhD Student at UBC and member of the Technical Committee
    Leah StateManager of Wellness and Counselling at Sheridan College
    Tanya MillerMental Health Initiatives Consultant at Langara College

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Dialogue Session 9
    Cultivating Community During COVID-19: A year in review

    These dialogue sessions promote a deeper understanding of one or more of the Summit’s streams and ensure interaction with and among attendees. Join facilitators in engaging activities and dialogic conversations about EDI, campus suicide prevention, diversity circles and much more!

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    Presented by:
    Tracy HoOrganizer for Advocacy Douglas Students’ Union
    Phoebe Lo PatigdasOrganizer for Campaigns at Students’ Union of Vancouver Community College

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    So, How are we doing?

    Join us as the community of practice gathers to discuss the impact of Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses. This will be an interactive session in which we construct the stories and narratives that reflect our experiences as a learning community. Input and contributions collected throughout the Summit will be used to stimulate the conversation and will be reflected in the stories we create together.

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Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses 2021 Summit

Summit Overview

Who are our campus communities comprised of?

What are the implications and benefits of mutual well-being?

This year’s Summit will strive to take a deeper look into the above questions as we learn how to come together to build and strengthen our campus communities. From international students to part-time and mature students, from health promotion teams to administrative staff, from disability services to financial services; we all belong to our campuses, and we all can contribute to creating a sense of belonging within our communities.

As COVID-19 has dispersed us from our physical campuses, let’s talk about what it means to care for one another and be responsible to each other as we go about our day-to-day lives – even if it means from one Zoom meeting to another.

How have campus stakeholders – staff, faculty, administration and students – forged partnerships within their post-secondary institution and with outside organizations to strengthen the impact of efforts to enhance well-being? Campus life continues to evolve in light of continued changes due to COVID-19, and over the past few months we have heard of the rapid virtualization of campus initiatives. Now we would like to come together to learn from each other and further our efforts to promote collective well-being. The 2021 Summit touches upon three streams that cultivate conversations for mutual well-being in our current reality:

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on Campus

This stream reflects the richness that fills our campuses. The diversity in cultures, the variety in thought and uniqueness of each campus member. As we learn how COVID-19 has magnified the discrimination and racism faced by our campus members and discover the various barriers encountered by our friends and colleagues, we cannot be collectively well until everyone is well. Before we can dismantle barriers, we must listen to and learn from our community members most affected. In this stream we seek to amplify the voices of community members affected the most and search for solutions that align with EDI principles.

Communities without Borders

Empty campuses do not mean empty communities. As our reality continues to be largely virtual and physically distant, campuses are still fostering social connection and creating a sense of belonging and opportunities for engagement under these circumstances. As campus communities are no longer confined to the physical spaces of campuses, this stream highlights those initiatives and welcomes conversation on the strengths and challenges of building virtual communities.

Response to COVID-19

As we approach the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to reflect on the response to COVID-19 and how we have adapted thus far to our new normal. While we have all had to face different realities and experiences, one thing is clear: the pandemic has posed enormous challenges. In light of these challenges, what lessons learned can be of benefit to us moving forward? In this stream we want to highlight efforts in fostering resiliency and creating conditions for well-being for campus members in view of COVID-19.

Summit Sessions

A full program will be released prior to the Summit and made available online. Above is a summary of the Summit sessions that will be made available to participants.

For more information or support, please contact:

healthy.campuses@cmha.bc.ca

support@bccampus.ca

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