Modes of Empowerment and Self-Care Strategies: Mental Health Disability on Canadian Campuses

Dear Participant,

My name is Loa Gordon and I am a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. You are invited to take part in my interview to study the empowerment and self-care practices of university students with mental health struggles. Dr. Satsuki Kawano is the principal investigator of this project.

Fridays in July

You can now register online for Fridays in July. We hope to see you in the coming weeks and welcome you to the campus!

Functional Assessment

We have updated our Functional Assessment form to be simpler while still providing essential information for setting up appropriate accommodations.  This form is typically used to document a variety of disabilities such as mental health, medical, mobility, dexterity and sensory disabilities.  There are some occassions where other documentation is more appropriate.

Specialisterne Canada is hiring!

Do you identify as someone on the Autism Spectrum, or with similar developmental disabilities? Are you interested in a career in the financial sector?

Specialisterne Canada specializes in helping people on the autism spectrum, or who face similar challenges, to sustain meaningful employment. Presently, Specialisterne are recruiting for several emerging roles at CIBC in Toronto.

Friendship Bench in Support of Mental Health

A new “friendship bench” intended to encourage discussion of mental health was unveiled today at the University of Guelph.

The bright yellow bench is located in Branion Plaza for community members to unwind and discuss their own mental health and that of others.

The Friendship Bench was created to encourage discussion of mental health challenges.

The bench contains a URL for campus and provincial resources, and services for mental health and suicide prevention.

Campus Celebration - Gift from the Arrell Family Foundation

The University community is invited to join President Vaccarino and the Arrell family to celebrate a transformational gift from the Arrell Family Foundation. Matched by the University of Guelph, the gift leverages the recent support of $77 million from the Government of Canada.

All staff, faculty and students are invited to celebrate the largest single gift to the University in its history.  Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30 to 5:30 in the Summerlee Science Complex.  Light refershements will be served.

Tie-dye with SAS

March 21 at 5pm to 7:30 pm in UC 441

Join the SAS Peer Helper team for an awesome evening of tie-dye! Please bring your own white clothing item. Free pizza and cookies will be provided.  We will be playing other games too if you want to come and hangout.

Please RSVP to  and include dietary needs.  

Alcohol Survey

Student Wellness is conducting a research study about post-secondary students' opinions and attitudes about alcohol consumption. Focus groups will be held on campus on March 21, 22, and 23. Each group should take about 60-90 minutes and all participants will receive a $25 gift card! Students wishing to register should contact Alison Burnett (x54333) or Melanie Bowman (x56046). Time commitment is about 60 to 90 minutes.

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