Bagels & Banter: “Conceptualizing Responses to Student Mental Health Concerns in t...

Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Time: 9:00 am — 10:00 am
Location:Loeb Building, D382
Audience:Faculty
Cost:Free

Bagels and Banter is a monthly opportunity to discuss shared research and teaching and learning topics with faculty members in a relaxed setting. Learn about new topics, teaching methods and potential research collaborations.

Join Brenda Morris, Sarah Todd, Kenta Asakura and Brooke Eagle from the School of Social Work to banter about the complexity of this topic. In Ontario, university disability offices reported a 67% increase in the number of students citing mental health challenges when registering for disability services between 2006-2011(Condra et al., 2015). Responding to individualized student mental health challenges requires highly flexible and situated policy processes that balance educational standards, institutional policies, the mandates of relevant professional bodies, and legislative frameworks, including human rights, that shape these situations. In their work to address these complexities they pose a number of reflective questions that guide a process for responding that balances the rights, needs and interests of students with mental health issues with the professional and institutional demands that students meet core requirements of their education.

Bagels and Banter is open to all faculty members. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their senior graduate students along.