The University of Waterloo's second annual Student Mental Health Research Conference brought together members of our campus community to share knowledge, connect researchers, and promote mental wellness through presentations and interactive Q&A sessions. Topics broadly pertaining to student mental health were explored with an emphasis on the following key themes:
- Promotion of mental health-care strategies;
- Suicide prevention;
- Impact of trauma and sexual violence; and
- Impact of COVID-19 on mental health.
2021 Event Details
"The Campus Assessment Tool: A Youth-Led Participatory Research Project"
Presented by: Stuart McHenry, Natnaiel Dubale
"Health and Wellbeing in Mothers of African Descent: Student Parents' Experiences"
Presented by: Margaret Mutumba
"Embedding Wellness Content into First Year Engineering Curriculum"
Presented by: Renate Donnovan, Amanda Cook
"Developing Community Amidst COVID-19"
Presented by: Caleb Chacko
"Searching for Support: My Journey Through the Mental Health System"
Presented by: Christine Jakobsen
"TikTok Diagnosed You with Narcissistic Personality Disorder"
Presented by: Solana Redway
"The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Mental Health in Canada"
Presented by: Gustavo Betini
"Performance Measurement Systems for Mental Health in Universities"
Presented by: John Hirdes
"Key Takeaways from Waterloo's Undergraduate Mental Health Literacy Course"
Presented by: Christine Zaza
"Shanti App - A Deep Breathing Tool for Students by Students"
Presented by: Anthony Truong, Joshua Budge
"Predicting the Prevalence of Stress with Smartphones and Artificial Intelligence"
Presented by: Pedro Velmovitsky
"The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Students’ Mental Health and Sleep Quality in Jordan; A Nationwide Cross-sectional Study"
Presented by: Osama Zitoun
"Understanding the Differential Impact of Vegetation Measures on Modeling the Association between Vegetation and Psychotic and Non-Psychotic Disorders in Toronto, Canada"
Presented by: Abu Abdullah
"Examining care pathways and social resources among young adults presenting to psychiatric hospitals with anxiety"
Presented by: Jerrica Little