Visit the 2020 CACUSS Poster Presentation Showcase on Monday, June 1 and meet with all Poster Presenters on Tuesday, June 2 in the International Foyer, Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre
10:30AM – 11:00AM
12:00PM – 1:00PM
3:15PM – 3:45PM
“I don’t know how to help.” It Starts with a Click: Boost Institutional Capacity to Identify, Assist, and Refer Distressed Students
Agnes Hsin, Health Education Coordinator, University of Toronto
Agnes Hsin, MSc, is one of three Health Education Coordinators within University of Toronto Health & Wellness’ Health Promotion Programs (HPP) team. The department of Health & Wellness consists of an interdisciplinary team of health professionals and support staff and aims to support students’ health and well-being by providing health education, clinical and consultation services. Working with various campus partners, the HPP team implements health promotion programming that builds community and institutional capacity to enhance student health and wellbeing. Guided under University of Toronto's institutional priorities, Okanagan Charter, Mental Health Framework, and the Mental Health Task Force, the HPP team is the institutional leader at developing and delivering mental health support programming.
Using decolonizing and internationalizing models to promote success in group work in student learning
Ian Garner, Academic Skills Outreach Coordinator, Queen’s University;
Lindsay Heggie, Academic Skills Specialist, Queen’s Universit
Ian Garner, PhD
Academic Skills Outreach Coordinator
Ian completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in 2017 after studying in England and Russia. He coordinates peer programs in writing and learning support at Queen’s University’s Student Academic Success Services.
Lindsay Heggie, PhD (Education)
Academic Skills Specialist
Lindsay completed her PhD at Queen’s University in 2017 and has expertise in educational psychology, linguistics, and teaching. She supports undergraduate and graduate students’ learning strategies at Student Academic Success Services.
The McMaster Student Navigator Project: Addressing Student Stress on the Individual and Systemic Level
Catharine Munn, Lead, Student Mental Health and Well-being Strategy, McMaster University; Zeinab Khawaja, Student Navigator, McMaster University; Tracy Prowse, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of
Social Sciences, McMaster University;
Dr. Catharine Munn is a psychiatrist focused on post-secondary student and emerging adult mental health and substance use. She completed her undergraduate at U of T followed by an MD, residency in Psychiatry and a Master's in Health Research Methodology at McMaster. She worked for 16 years as a psychiatrist practicing collaborative care at the Student Wellness Centre at McMaster with family physicians and counsellors. She is currently leading McMaster's campus-wide mental health and well-being strategy, focused on educating and supporting Faculty and staff to address student mental health issues, and conducts research on early interventions for mental health and substance use disorders. She also teaches and supervises students in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact.
Students with disabilities: Experiences in Canadian Higher Education
Estefania Toledo, Administrative Coordinator, Ryerson University
Estefania Toledo has worked in higher education for 13+ years and has experience with student development, assessment, and creating/improving programs to enrich the student experience. She is passionate about student learning, accessibility, student engagement, and supporting diverse students. Estefania has a Master's degree focused in Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education from the University of Toronto.
The Creation and implementation of a Certificate in Accessibility Workshop Series for Students
Angel Evans, Exams & Educational Supports Coordinator, Wilfrid Laurier University
Angel Evans completed her BA in Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo with additional specializations in Social Work, Child Abuse Studies, and Individual Well-Being and Development. She is currently working towards completing her Master of Education, Student Affairs focus at Wilfrid Laurier University where she is employed as the Exams & Educational Supports Coordinator in the Accessible Learning Centre. Angel has over 20 years’ experience supporting people with disabilities in both post-secondary and community-based programs. She is a strong advocate of self-determination and is committed to helping people with disabilities achieve their goals by reducing barriers to learning.
Employment, Leadership & Advocacy: Empowerment of Youth with Vision Loss
Morgan Ineson , Manager, Education & Research, Fighting Blindness Canada
For the last fifteen years, Morgan Ineson has worked in the disability field promoting accessibility and inclusion. Her past work experiences include developing youth programs for CNIB and teaching Disability Studies at Ryerson University. In her current position of Manager, Education & Research at Fighting Blindness Canada, Morgan is dedicated to designing and implementing educational programs for people living with vision loss that are meaningful and fully accessible. As part of this role, she manages the National Young Leaders Program and works with youth across Canada to design and implement a participatory program about employment, advocacy and networking. Having lived experience of disability herself, Morgan is passionate about how we can make our community resources accessible to all. Morgan holds a masters in Critical Disability Studies from York University.