Making the Connection: Developing a University Team Approach to Student Mental Health Care

November 1, 2012 - Click here for News Release

Presented by the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU)
in partnership with Medavie Health Foundation
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Thursday, November 1, 2012


Short-and-long term objectives for this event:

  • Short term objective – bring greater awareness and focus on student mental health
  • Short-to-mid term objective – develop an institutional policy framework
  • Long term objective – develop a regional policy framework

Conference moderator/facilitator:   Peter Halpin, Executive Director, Association of Atlantic Universities

Opening Remarks 

Robert Campbell, President, Mount Allison University
(Chair, AAU; Chair, AUCC Presidents National Working Group on Campus Mental Health)

Wade MacLauchlan, President Emeritus, University of Prince Edward Island and Medavie Health Foundation Board

The Queen’s University Experience

Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Queen’s University
Mike Condra, Director of Health, Counselling and Disabilities Services (HCDS), Queen’s University

Moderated case study panel discussion:  “Old is New Again”

Panelists:  
Anne Bartlett, Coordinator, Pathways to Academic Success, Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning,
University of Prince Edward Island
Anne Comfort, Coordinator, Meighen Centre for Learning Disabilities, Mount Allison University
George Hurley, Professor and Training Director, Predoctoral Professional Psychology Residency Program, Memorial University

Moderator:  Robert Campbell, President, Mount Allison University
 

Student Keynote Speaker:  Kayti Baur, student, Mount Saint Vincent University
 

Moderated case study panel discussion:  "It's time to talk: but to whom"?

Panelists:
James Reddin, Counsellor, University of Prince Edward Island
Heidi MacDonald, Counsellor, University of Prince Edward Island
Kathleen Kielly, Registrar, University of Prince Edward Island

Moderator:  Vickie Johnston, Director of Webster Centre and Student Affairs, University of Prince Edward Island

Moving from Discussion to Action

Moderator:  Sara Lochhead, Vice-President, Enrolment and Student Services and University Librarian, Acadia University

Maintaining the dialogue

Moderator:
Rob Shea, Deputy Provost 'pro tem', Student Affairs and Services, Memorial University

Conference Summary

Robert Campbell, President, Mount Allison University