Upcoming Events

October 20, 2021 to November 4, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar Series: Our Mental Health; Exploring perspectives of Health & Wellbeing of Student Affairs Staff


Student Affairs professionals have been engaged for decades supporting student mental health. The last 18 months have turned attention to our own mental health as professionals, and have opened up opportunities for us to have conversations about wellness, working conditions, challenges, and tools to manage our own mental health and support our teams. We invite presentations from colleagues who can explore different perspectives, share research, tools, and successful practices with others.


  • CACUSS Member: $49 plus tax
  • Non-member: $69 plus tax
  • Teams who register more than 1 person are entitled to 20% off for additional team members from your institution. Use the code FALLSERIES20
  • CURRENT FULL TIME STUDENTS GET 50% off. Email us at contact@cacuss.ca for the coupon code.
  • Registration includes access to all presentations and recordings (where available).


The Impact of Trauma in the Workplace

Wednesday, October 20,  1:00pm ET, 75 min

Presented by Kyle Baillie, University of the Fraser Valley and Lara Hof, Hof & Associates

The helping nature of student affairs professionals places them squarely at risk for secondary trauma as the rates of sexual assault, violent crime, racism, mental health concerns, and issues related to poverty among students have continued to grow on our campuses in recent years. As a result, student affairs professionals often find themselves exposed to graphic accounts of this trauma as part of their work. Join us for this session to discuss recent research on secondary trauma in Canadian Student Affairs professionals, destigmatize the experience, and explore preventative measures and mitigation strategies to make your work a safer place


The Listeners’ Voices: An Exploration of the Experiences of Canadian Post-Secondary Counsellors

Thursday October 28th, 11:00am ET, 60 min

Presented by Sheldon Hill, Registered Psychotherapist, Western University

Post-secondary counsellors play a crucial role in supporting student mental health, and yet there is limited research from a front-line counselling perspective to speak to their experiences in the Canadian post-secondary landscape. In this 60-minute webinar, we will review selected findings from a recent mixed-methods study. Over 100 Canadian counsellors responded to questions on themes such as work environment, professional regulation, knowledge and training gaps, challenges and opportunities in professional practice, self-care habits, perceptions of self-compassion and professional quality of life, and changes that would make the most profound impact on their professional practice.


Leveraging Technology to Support Student Mental Health

Thursday, November 4th 1:00pm ET, 60 min

Presented by: Steve Cameron, keep.meSAFE Account Manager, keep.meSAFE by guard.me, Trish Schmidt, Manager of Counselling Service, Student Wellness, University of Guelph and Dr. Vera Romano, Director, Student Wellness Hub, McGill University

Events around the globe this past year have shifted the way we support students and their mental health. This panel discussion will focus on the unique experience of supporting student learning and mental wellbeing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the technology solutions that institutions have put in place to support student needs. Our panel will also explore how presenting have changed as a result of COVID-19 and the stresses remote learning has placed on students.


More sessions coming soon!

Cancellation Policy: 

Event cancellations must be received in writing (via email to contact@cacuss.ca). Refunds will be processed minus a $10 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued if the request is received after October 10th, 2021. Registrations can be transferred to another delegate with no fee.


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