CACUSS 2019: Responding to Student Death: A Caring Campus ApproachJun 18, 2019 | University of Calgary
Responding to Student Death: A Caring Campus Approach
Feature Session: Evolving Perspectives on Campus Mental Health
Competencies: Emotional and Interpersonal Intelligence; Leadership, Management, Administration
Presenters: Debbie Bruckner, University of Calgary, Senior Director, Student Wellness, Access & Support; Andrew Szeto, University of Calgary, Director, Campus Mental Health Strategy; Susan Barker, University of Calgary, Associate Vice-Provost (Student Experience); Ann Laverty, University of Calgary, Senior Counsellor
Many events of significant impact occur regularly on post-secondary campuses. A difficult and often highly emotionally charged event is the death of a student. A post-secondary’s response to a student death can reduce the impact on affected students and family members, supporting the wellbeing of the entire campus community. In this session, a panel of speakers shared the University of Calgary’s approach to handling student deaths. Each member of the panel presented on an aspect of broader policy, communication and clinical response or practice. This was followed by a moderated panel discussion and ending with a question and answer session.