Feb
3
Wed
Thriving Beyond Campuses: System Change Panel
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Our Thriving Beyond Campuses series has provided opportunities for faculty members, health promotion staff, and instructional support staff to gather virtually and consider how to promote mental health and well-being in learning environments.

Institutions of higher learning across Canada are working toward comprehensive whole-campus approaches to enhancing health and well-being. The Okanagan Charter [PDF] calls on universities and colleges to embed health in all aspects of campus culture, administration, operations, and academic mandates, as well as to lead health promotion more broadly.

The final session of the dialogue series will involve a panel of change agents who will discuss their observations of systemic changes that support well-being in learning environments. Concepts, factors, and initiatives related to systemic changes that enable well-being in learning environments will be discussed.

Hosts

Diana Jung is an experienced health promotion specialist with health promotion and education at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus. Diana engages and partners with staff, faculty, and student leaders to build the capacity of the campus community and embed health as a priority in all areas of campus. Over the last eight years, she has provided leadership in a series of research projects on student mental health and well-being in learning environments. As a student affairs professional, Diana is experienced in facilitating learning opportunities for students through guidance and program development. She takes a strengths-based approach to fostering student mental health and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in higher education. Diana holds a Master of Arts in community psychology and a Master of Arts in counselling psychology.

Russell Thomson is a health promotion strategist at Simon Fraser University. Having recently joined the health and counselling department, he is contributing to the SFU Well-being in Learning Environments initiative, working with the Student Health Advisory Committee and leading the graduate student well-being project. He is passionate about contributing to student well-being, with over five years’ experience in the post-secondary sector. While working at the University of Calgary, Russell contributed to the Campus Mental Health Strategy for students, faculty, and staff. Russell’s interests include mental health literacy, physical literacy, and stigma reduction. He is an experienced facilitator and a certified Inquiring Mind and Working Mind Trainer from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Moderator

Jonny Morris is the CEO of the B.C. Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). He left CMHA for two years to work within the public service for the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, where he played a key role in helping build this new ministry from the ground up, eventually leading the policy and legislation branch as senior director. In this role, Jonny was responsible for providing advice on a range of complex policy and legislative initiatives while leading several transformational mental health and addictions programs.

In his past role at CMHA, Jonny provided leadership for provincial mental health and substance use operations through the association’s provincial office and the branch network across British Columbia. His work focused on addressing systemic disparities between physical and mental health, campus mental health, the criminal justice system, systems transformation, policy, and government relations.

Jonny has a long research and practice history in suicide prevention, has trained as a counsellor, and has held teaching appointments at the University of Victoria and Douglas College in child and youth care. He earned both his Bachelor of Child and Youth Care and his Master of Arts in child and youth care from the University of Victoria.

Panelists

Alicia Hibbert is Métis through her mom’s side and was born in Treaty 1 territory. Alicia was raised and built relationships in Treaty 6 territory, where she worked in collaboration with Indigenous communities on resilience-based programs for more than nine years. Since 2019, Alicia has been a guest living and working with gratitude on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), and skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish). She values working relationally and with reciprocity and is passionate about individual, workplace, and community well-being. Alicia believes we can best achieve these through systemic changes and focuses on the faculty and staff side of systems change in her work with UBC human resources. In her role, Alicia is an agile project manager and has an MA in anthropology and humanities computing and a CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) accreditation.

Paola Ardiles is a practitioner scholar who has been recognized for her innovative, collaborative, and inter-sectoral approaches in health promotion research, policy, practice, and education. She is a faculty teaching fellow and lecturer in the faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University.

Paola is the founder of Bridge for Health, a local and global self-organized network promoting public engagement and community health. In 2016, Bridge for Health became a cooperative association with the mission to advance social innovation as it relates to health equity. Bridge for Health received SFU’s 2017 Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize for Social Impact for its efforts to advance well-being practices in the workplace.

Paola is the co-designer of the Health Change Lab at SFU Surrey in partnership with RADIUS Social Innovation Hub, based out of the Beedie School of Business. The Health Change Lab is an experiential program to help students identify community health challenges and co-design innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.

Paola holds a Master of Health Science in health promotion, a Master of Business Administration, and diplomas in global health diplomacy and investment for health: integrating health in all policies. She is currently finishing her doctoral studies investigating social innovation and equity-centred approaches to promoting community health.

Rosie Dhaliwal is part of SFU’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leadership team, working to create inclusive systems, processes, and culture. In her role as EDI specialist for human resources, she develops and facilitates best practices, programs. and services in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion and oversees compliance with applicable policies. She works collaboratively to provide comprehensive education and awareness training for members of the university community.

Rosie holds a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction with a lens on cultural competency. Rosie has authored and co-authored a number of publications and is pursuing a doctoral degree within SFU’s faculty of education.

She made significant contributions to the award-winning SFU Healthy Campus Community Initiative and is also currently a sessional instructor in the faculty of arts and social sciences. Rosie is a strong advocate for inclusion and is passionate about creating a vibrant learning community for students.

Dr. Susan Porter is the dean and vice-provost of graduate and postdoctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, as well as a clinical professor in pathology and laboratory medicine. She is also the former president of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and a member of the Council of Graduate Studies / Jed Foundation Advisory Committee on Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing. Using the Okanagan Charter as a roadmap and recognizing the distinctive issues faced by graduate students, Dean Porter and her team work collaboratively to implement the graduate student–specific well-being strategy that was developed in 2017. UBC’s graduate school also recognizes that culture, practices, pedagogies, and support structures in the graduate enterprise are critical to well-being and consistently works to improve these.

Dr. Maureen Wideman is associate vice-president of teaching and learning at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is considered an expert in the field of curriculum design, accessible learning, and academic integrity. She has decades of experience assisting faculty in their growth as teaching professionals. Her depth of experience in digital pedagogy has been put to the test over the last year, as she has led and supported the university in its pivot to online learning.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Feb
22
Mon
Great Disconnect Documentary
Feb 22 all-day

*This session is to be watched on your own time before the 3:00 p.m. session – Social Connection in Communities without Borders.

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 factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but on the health of theText based logo for Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campuses: Creating connections . Inspiring change 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 of whether it is possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other.

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

 

Translating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Healthy Relationships and Campuses by Dr. Adrienne Chan
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this keynote address, Dr. Chan will ask participants to consider the ways in which inequity, exclusion, and the promotion of uniformity and homogeneity all contribute to anxiety and unhealthy learning organizations and campuses, as only after doing this work can we take action 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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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Social Connection in Communities without Borders
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.


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Feb
23
Tue
Connecting with Campus: Undergraduate Student Challenges and COVID-19 by Nicole Malette
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Going to university or college is supposed to be great: it’s the perfect 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. Text based logo for Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campuses: Creating connections . Inspiring change

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Lateral Liberation by Kim Haxton
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop is intended for equipping campuses with the right tools to understand the calls to action on truth and reconciliation and begin to do the work to create new awareness within the structures and systems we find ourselves in. Through collaboration, experiential activities, and group reflection upon the 94 calls to action, participants will leave with a clearer sense of purpose, capacity, and connection to being an agent of change who can help 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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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Campus Innovation Talks
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

These fast-paced presentations introduce new concepts, programs, and early research relevant to B.C. post-secondary 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.Text based logo for Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campuses: Creating connections . Inspiring change

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Feb
24
Wed
HM|HC Talks
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The aim of HM|HC Talks is to mimic online meetings in which attendees not only interact with speakers, but also with other attendees on various health literacy topics. Join fellow participants in a dialogue on connection during COVID-19 and pandemic gains and losses for student mental health.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Feb
25
Thu
Dialogue Sessions
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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! Text based logo for Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campuses: Creating connections . Inspiring change

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

So, how are we doing?
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 will gather 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 share together.

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This session is part of the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses | 2021 Summit and there is a one-time fee to attend all sessions.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.