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If you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, re-connect with a trusted friend, family member or peer. (The Gender Spectrum Collection)

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

The transition to a new school year will be an important time for students to focus on strategies for fostering positive mental health and well-being, and recognizing signs that help may be needed.
Universities need to offer planned socializing for students who entered programs after 2020 and are less likely to know other people in their cohort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Students returning to campus want the ‘university experience’ missed during COVID-19

Students in an international survey said they really missed chances to be together in person for campus-related activities, not only due to academic concerns.
One child constructed a city out of cardboard boxes from his recent move to Canada. He shared this with classmates, free from the language barrier that made in-person school a struggle. (Shutterstock)

How some children prospered in pandemic online learning

Researchers studying ways to foster children’s inclusion in society worked with teachers to adapt classroom practices, like dedicated dialogue circles, to online learning.
Parents may want to talk to teachers about their family structure, and what their child calls each parent, before the start of the school year. Attila Csaszar/Moment Collection via Getty Images

7 tips for LGBTQ parents to help schools fight stigma and ignorance

Parents often think about a school’s quality, class sizes, safety and extracurriculars. LGBTQ parents may also want to know their family will be respected.
Students headed to university are thirsty for socializing and missed milestones, and risky alcohol consumption could be more of a problem than it usually is. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Universities need to prepare for student binge drinking after COVID-19 shutdowns

Cancelling campus events won’t address the potential harms of binge drinking this fall. Universities must plan additional activities to curb risky alcohol use and promote student wellness.
Play will be essential to give children space to work out anxieties, and will also provide many other social and cognitive benefits. (Shutterstock)

This back-to-school during COVID-19, bolster children’s mental and emotional well-being through play

Communicating clearly with children and providing space for them to play will be vital during back-to-school and beyond as children manage stressors associated with COVID-19.
Pre-pandemic research about courses offered online and in-person found students took online courses selectively and strategically. (Shutterstock)

Do university students want more online learning, post-pandemic? Here’s what some chose before COVID-19

Some promoters of educational technology see COVID-19 as a ‘tech reckoning’ for professors who refused to accept progress. But before the pandemic, many students also preferred in-person classes.

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