Supporting international students at our post-secondary institutions has always been a rewarding experience that comes with its fair share of challenges. These challenges had been steadily increasing as our international student population continued to rise prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It would be an understatement to say that there have been significant disruptions to this domain over the past 15 months. Many international student departments have found themselves striving to remain flexible and adaptable amid a lack of clarity across federal, provincial, and institutional policies moving forward. This lack of clarity impacts the mental health of our international student population as well as those working tirelessly to support them.
This webinar seeks to address important considerations relating to the mental health of these groups on campus via discussing the following topics:
- Areas of need prior to the pandemic – what is still relevant?
- Reflections on the past year – the evolution of our international student mental health needs over the pandemic
- Current context – discussing how we have been trying to pivot and serve our students as the pandemic has evolved
- Strategic decisions and moving forward – what have we learned?
This webinar is brought to you by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health