The President's Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness is launching a listening tour to hear your opinions on the mental health and wellness needs and gaps in our community so that the University can do better and improve its services.
Recently, the President’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness published a preliminary report which included a list of recommendations for the University to take immediate action in support of our students, faculty, and staff. Your observations and comments will be instrumental in enabling the Advisory Committee to finalize the report and recommendations to best support the mental health and wellness needs of our students and our community.
We are here to listen. Please register for a session below to share your thoughts.
Each session will be limited to 20 to 30 registrants to ensure that everyone can participate. You are encouraged to share your camera and audio during this virtual event. The chat feature will also be available.
Participants are asked to limit their registration to one of the following sessions:
- Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (French only): open session
- Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (bilingual): undergraduate students
- Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (bilingual): research
- Monday, September 28, 2020, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (English only): open session
- Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (bilingual): graduate students
- Monday, October 5, 2020, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (bilingual): staff
- Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (bilingual): faculty
- Thursday, October 15, 2020, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (bilingual): community-based organizations and hospital partners
- Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (bilingual): open session
- Thursday, October 22, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (bilingual): open session
If you are unable to attend a session, prefer to submit written feedback, or wish to submit feedback anonymously, please use the Advisory Committee’s feedback form.
If the session you wish to attend is full, please join the waitlist (the option is available at registration).
To prepare for the session, we ask that you please review the preliminary report, including the recommendations. Just like during in-person listening sessions, each participant will be asked to speak for three to four minutes. Members of the Advisory Committee will facilitate the session.
All sessions will be conducted via the Teams platform and will therefore require access to an electronic device (computer, tablet, cellphone) with an Internet connection. If you wish to address the Advisory Committee using a camera and/or audio stream, you must also have access to these tools (camera, headphones, microphone, etc.) on your electronic device.
Find immediate support
If you are in distress or in a crisis, there are several resources available (by phone or online)
on the Mental Health and Wellness website.
For emergencies on campus: 613-562-5411.
For emergencies off-campus: 9-1-1.