Mental health research abstract submissions

Student researcher

The second annual Student Mental Health Research Conference is on November 10, 2021, during Thrive month. The goal of this event is to bring together members of the Waterloo community to share knowledge, connect researchers, and promote mental wellness. We are inviting submissions for presentations on student and emerging adult mental health, with an emphasis on the following key themes:

  • Promotion of mental health-care strategies;
  • Suicide prevention;
  • Impact of trauma and sexual violence;
  • Equity and wellness (e.g., Indigenous approaches to wellness, effects of anti-Black racism, effects of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination);
  • Harm reduction approaches to substance use; and
  • Impact of COVID-19 on mental health.

Research should be related to student and emerging adult mental health. If research is more broadly around health or wellness, abstracts and presentations should identify how the topic of research is connected to or affects student and emerging adult mental health. Research can be focused on implementation, be in-progress, or can be based on lived experience and/or other ways of knowing. 

UWaterloo students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit abstracts by October 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.