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Global Speaker Series

The Global Speaker Series is a virtual event series profiling the latest research in student mental health and wellbeing from around the world. This series provides the opportunity for faculty and students of all levels to present their interests and expertise in the interdisciplinary field of student mental health.

Given the international scope of this program, speaker sessions are recorded and made available for those who are not able to attend synchronously. You can find recordinds of previous sessions below.

Sign up for our next event

Join us for the next Global Speaker Series event, “When Knowledge Isn’t Enough: Closing the loop on implementing evidence-based changes”, on May 7, 2024 at 9:30 am EST. 

Sign up for our next event

Join us for the next Global Speaker Series event, “Fostering Compassionate Learning Environments: Evidence-Based Pedagogical Strategies to Support Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Classroom”, on May 7, 2024 at 2:45 pm EST. 

Previous Sessions

Nonsuicidal Self-injury Among Students: Understanding Postsecondary Stressors

June 2022

Featuring Dr. Chloe Hamza (University of Toronto, Canada), Katerina Hatzopolous (Curtin University, Australia) and moderated by Dr. Poh Lim Khuen (King’s College London, UK).

Mental Health in the Classroom: At the intersection of pedagogy and wellbeing

May 2022

Featuring Dr. Rebecca Upsher (King’s College London, England), Juliette Sweeney (University of Toronto, Canada) and moderated by Dr. Kristin Cleverley (University of Toronto, Canada).

October 2022

Featuring Dr. Frank Iorfino (The University of Sydney, Australia), and moderated by Dr. Ta-Wei Guu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan).

November 2022

Featuring Dr. Margaret McLafferty (Ulster University, Northern Ireland) and Melissa deJonge (University of Toronto, Canada) joined by discussant Sarah Gordan (University of Nottingham, England) and moderated by Felicia Chu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan).

February 2023


May 2023


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Funded by the Connaught Global Challenge Award and additional Connaught Global Research Impact Program (C-GRIP).