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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Student researcher on mental health

The University of Waterloo's second annual Student Mental Health Research Conference aims to bring 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 will be 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.

Please register to attend the conference to receive the link to join. If you are unable to attend, recordings will be available online on the Thrive website.  

Agenda 

Time Agenda Item
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:15am

"The Campus Assessment Tool: A Youth-Led Participatory Research Project" 

Presented by: Stuart McHenry, Natnaiel Dubale

9:35am

"Health and Wellbeing in Mothers of African Descent: Student Parents' Experiences" 

Presented by: Margaret Mutumba 

10:00am

"Embedding Wellness Content into First Year Engineering Curriculum" 

Presented by: Renate Donnovan, Amanda Cook 

10:25am Break
10:35am

"Developing Community Amidst COVID-19" 

Presented by: Caleb Chacko 

11:00am

"Searching for Support: My Journey Through the Mental Health System" 

Presented by: Christine Jakobsen 

11:20am

"TikTok Diagnosed You with Narcissistic Personality Disorder" 

Presented by: Solana Redway 

11:40am

"The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Mental Health in Canada" 

Presented by: Gustavo Betini 

12:00pm Lunch break 
1:00pm

"Performance Measurement Systems for Mental Health in Universities"

Presented by: John Hirdes 

1:25pm

"Key Takeaways from Waterloo's Undergraduate Mental Health Literacy Course"

Presented by: Christine Zaza

1:45pm

"Shanti App - A Deep Breathing Tool for Students by Students" 

Presented by: Anthony Truong, Joshua Budge 

2:00pm

"Predicting the Prevalence of Stress with Smartphones and Artificial Intelligence" 

Presented by: Pedro Velmovitsky 

2:20pm Break 
2:45pm

"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 

3:00pm 

"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 

3:25pm

"Examining care pathways and social resources among young adults presenting to psychiatric hospitals with anxiety"

Presented by: Jerrica Little 

3:45pm Closing Remarks 
Location 
Microsoft Teams


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