Monday, February 22, 2021 – Thursday, February 25, 2021
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campus invites campus stakeholders and community partners to attend the 2021 Summit, We Belong to Each Other: Cultivating Campus Communities for Mutual Well-Being. This Summit will be an opportunity for our community of practice to come together once again in our collective pursuit of mental well-being and healthy relationship with substances on post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Healthy Minds | Healthy Campus plans to host a week of Summit events with interactive sessions, thoughtful keynotes, invigorating panels and reflective breakouts. There will be plenty of opportunities for co-learning and collaboration with the hope to build collective momentum to strengthen our campus communities.
This year’s Summit will strive to take a deeper look into the following two questions:
- Who are our campus communities comprised of?
- What are the implications and benefits of mutual well-being?
The 2021 Summit touches upon three streams that cultivate conversations for mutual well-being in our current reality:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on Campus
This stream reflects the richness that fills our campuses. The diversity in cultures, the variety in thought and uniqueness of each campus member. As we learn how COVID-19 has magnified the discrimination and racism faced by our campus members and discover the various barriers encountered by our friends and colleagues, we cannot be collectively well until everyone is well. Before we can dismantle barriers, we must listen to and learn from our community members most affected. In this stream we seek to amplify the voices of community members affected the most and search for solutions that align with EDI principles.
Communities without Borders
Empty campuses do not mean empty communities. As our reality continues to be largely virtual and physically distant, campuses are still fostering social connection and creating a sense of belonging and opportunities for engagement under these circumstances. As campus communities are no longer confined to the physical spaces of campuses, this stream highlights those initiatives and welcomes conversation on the strengths and challenges of building virtual communities.
Response to COVID-19
As we approach the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to reflect on the response to COVID-19 and how we have adapted thus far to our new normal. While we have all had to face different realities and experiences, one thing is clear: the pandemic has posed enormous challenges. In light of these challenges, what lessons learned can be of benefit to us moving forward? In this stream we want to highlight efforts in fostering resiliency and creating conditions for well-being for campus members in view of COVID-19.
Registration: Summit tickets for staff, faculty and other professionals are $55. Tickets are free for student participants.