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Meet the 2023-2024 Inlight Research Fellows

Seven students from across the University of Toronto are the recipients of this year’s Inlight Research Fellowships, given out by the Inlight Student Mental Health Research Initiative at the University of Toronto.  

Inlight's Annual Research Symposium

On May 7th, almost 100 students, staff and researchers from across U of T and beyond gathered for Inlight’s first Annual Research Symposium as part of Mental Health Week.

Maya Ahia receives the Alexopoulos Memorial Award

University of Toronto Scarborough student Maya Ahia is the recipient of the inaugural Kyriakos (Ken) Alexopoulos Memorial Award for Student Mental Health Research.

Training Module: All About Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Research

Co-designed with students, staff, and faculty researchers, this online module introduces key terms and basic concepts related to the development, conduct, and mobilization of mental health research in a post-secondary context.

Training Module: Student Engagement in Mental Health Research

This online module outlines principles and practices for engaging students in all stages of post-secondary student mental health research. It aims to support post-secondary faculty, staff, and researchers, including graduate student researchers, to partner with students as lived-experience experts.

Mental Health of Ukrainian University Students During and After the War

In this 2024 Global Speaker Series session, researchers from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv discussed the results of a nationwide survey of more than 2300 respondents investigating the challenges posed by the full-scale war for the mental health of Ukrainian university students.

Call for Applications for the 2024-2025 Inlight Student Advisory Committee

This Call for Applications seeks students representing each of the three University of Toronto campuses at any level of study to support the representation, prioritization, and engagement of diverse student voice in student mental health research. 

Mental Health Research Matters.

Inlight is an Institutional Strategic Initiative of the University of Toronto committed to improving student mental health and wellness outcomes by investing in high-quality, impactful research and driving scalable research innovations.

Recent Updates

Our Vision.

In 2022, we released a Five-Year Strategic Research Plan to support student mental health at the University of Toronto in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.

Our Story.

Inlight is reimagining how we support post-secondary mental health research on our campuses in order to enhance student mental health and wellness.

Our Approach.

We’re working with students, faculty, researchers, staff, and administrators across our community to drive meaningful change in campus mental health.

A Global Network to Advance Student Mental Health

With additional funding support from the University of Toronto Connaught Global Challenge Program, Inlight is currently developing collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships with leading global student and youth mental health researchers, inclusive of students, from King’s College LondonNational Taiwan University, and The University of Sydney.

Our Definition of Student Mental Health

In the context of this initiative, student and youth mental health is inclusive of mental wellness, mental illness and substance misuse.

It encompasses the full length of a student’s journey — from transitions into post-secondary education to graduation — and the full range of student mental health experience— from community and individual well-being to clinical intervention, inside the classroom and out.

We recognize that there is no one student experience at the University of Toronto. U of T students vary widely in age, identity, ability, and background, and in their mental health experiences both on and off campus.

In order to best understand and address student mental health challenges at U of T, we will engage a diverse student voice on all aspects of this initiative. We intend to work with students from programs and departments at all three UofT campuses and at both the graduate and undergraduate level.