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Collaborations for Change conference

Connecting research and practice in post-secondary mental health. Join us virtually August 16 - 17, 2023.

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Collaborations for Change is a bi-annual virtual conference hosted by UCalgary's Campus Mental Health Strategy and the Best Practices in Canadian Higher Ed Network. With support from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services.

2021 conference

Conference report

Collaborations for Change is delighted to release the report for our first national conference: Collaborations for Change Conference: Current Context of Canadian Post-Secondary Student Mental Health and Future Directions. Informed by the online event, the report outlines the current context of post-secondary student mental health, highlights key themes from the conference presentations, and proposes future directions.

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Seed grant

This competitive grant is awarded to projects with the potential to improve student mental health at Canadian post-secondary institutions that demonstrate commitments to meaningful collaboration and evaluative rigour. The awarded project, Supporting the Mental Health of Students of Colour and Indigenous Students, looks to improve the accessibility of mental health programs and services for underserved University of Saskatchewan students.

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UCalgary Admin atrium space

UCalgary helps launch Canada’s first national conference on campus mental health

2021 conference aims to bridge gap between research and mental health practices, including valuable observations from the pandemic

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Contact us

Samantha Rosen, DES
Conference Manager

Contact for program inquiries

Laura Van Zutphen
Conference Manager

Contact for registration support and general inquiries 

Meagan Podilchak
Sponsorship Liason

Contact for sponsorship opportunities and related inquires