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.
In 2020, we set out to develop a Five-Year Strategic Research Plan to lead student mental health research, in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.
Inlight is reimagining how we support post-secondary mental health research on our campuses in order to enhance student mental health and wellness.
We’re working with students, faculty, researchers, staff, and administrators across our community to drive meaningful change in campus mental health.
Sarah Hashish Undergraduate Student Political Science and Sociology University of Toronto Mississauga Sarah Hashish is a fifth-year student double majoring in Political Science and Criminology at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. Over the past years as an...
Global Speaker Series November 2022 Session: Student Engagement in Postsecondary Student Mental Health and Research
Join us on Thursday, November 24th at 10am EST | 3pm GMT | 11pm CST | 2am AEDT (Nov 25th) for the next session of our monthly Global Speaker Series: A Global Network to Advance Student Mental Health Research! Speakers Dr. Margaret McLafferty (Ulster University,...
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.