Conference on Mental Health in University in Toronto on October 30th

"Minding our Minds" Conference on Mental Health in University will be held at Victoria University in the University of Toronto on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. An exciting agenda is planned for the day with top-notch speakers.

Conference Programme

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee, tea, light breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Welcome and Keynote Address

Dr. Cheryl Regehr, Provost and Vice-President of the University of Toronto, and Professor at Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.: Refreshment Break

10:45 - noon: Concurrent Sessions

(A) Student Session – What helps in university and what are our hurdles?

- Ekaterina An, Let’s Talk Health Co-Chair, University of Toronto
- Andrew Echevarri, University of Toronto, Scarborough
- Kaleem Hawa, University of Toronto
- Alicia Raimundo, Queen’s University

(B) Faculty and Staff – Supporting Students beyond Policy and Procedures

Dr. Andrea Levinson, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness, University of Toronto
Dr. John Vervaeke, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

(C) University Policy and Practice – Guided Roundtable on Building and Working with University-Wide Mental Health Frameworks

Professor Jill Matus, Vice-Provost Students & First Entry Divisions, University of Toronto
Dean Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean (Student Affairs), Queen’s University

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (including resource, information, and research tables, and Victoria College’s Music for the Heart)

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.: Discussion Panel: Exploring the So-Called Crisis of Mental Health in Higher Education

Chair: Kelley Castle, Dean of Students, Victoria University, University of Toronto
Professor Mark Kingwell, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Professor Jordan Peterson, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Professor Charmaine Williams, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.: Refreshment Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Voices of Students

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: 6 Ideas and Innovations in 60 Minutes: Faculty, Staff and Researchers share their work and experiences in abbreviated presentations

4:30 - 5:00p.m.: Closing Remarks

To Register visit: Online Registration

The conference will take place at Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7