Topic: Health and safety

The mental health crisis on campus and how universities and colleges can fix it

Campus counseling centers are seeing an influx of students seeking help with mental health issues. Motortion/Shutterstock.com When college students seek help for […]

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Women in engineering: Barriers remain 30 years after École Polytechnique shooting

Engineering programs can learn about recruitment, inclusion and retention from different fields. (Shutterstock) The 30th anniversary of the Montréal Massacre is an […]

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Why building community – even through discomfort – could help stressed university and college students

A sense of belonging can enhance the college experience. Shutterstock It is a growing problem on campuses across America. Students entering college […]

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Zero-hour contracts take a huge mental and physical toll – poor eating habits, lack of sleep and relationship problems

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that between […]

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Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate

By Hannah Tait Neufeld, Brittany Luby, and Kim Anderson

Indigenous land-based learning provides hands-on opportunities for knowledge development that shift away from Eurocentric forms of education. How can universities use land-based […]

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Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia

Shutterstock Universities were created to be places where people learn and educate together. But a UK survey has found 46% of researchers […]

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What universities and colleges must do to promote mental health for graduate students

Sara did not expect much to come from her visit to the university’s counseling center, but she was concerned enough about the dark thoughts she’d been having that she decided to go anyway. As she sat in the waiting room after turning in the patient questionnaire, she thought: “It’s probably not a big deal. I’m probably overreacting.” But she wasn’t. After reviewing her screening survey, staff at the counseling center didn’t want her to leave without speaking to a therapist.

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University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new Australian guidelines don’t address why

Guidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences. Nor do the guidelines, released by Universities Australia, address prevention of student sexual assault and harassment.

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Universities must tackle sexual violence on and off campus

A student-led campaign to end sexual violence at universities – Revolt Sexual Assault (RSA) – published the results of a national student […]

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Ensuring equity for LGBTQ Canadians on the road

  Some LGBTQ Canadians who travel for work may purchase an extra laptop or cell phone to ensure no personal photos or […]

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