Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal

OFFICE OF THE

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

OFFICE OF THE

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

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Jack.org/Queen's Student Initiative Fund Recipients


Winter 2015-2016 Academic Year

  • Clinical Psychology Outreach Program: Got Your Back! Campaign - $3,000 to continue to deliver positive messages about mental health and wellbeing and providing students with the necessary skills to effectively check in with their peers, and support their wellbeing. Further details also available via Facebook.
  • Hold the Key to Mental Health - $8,006 for all incoming first-year students and orientation leaders to receive a lanyard in the orientation welcome package that will be imprinted with the Jack.org branding, and for orientation leaders to deliver mental health talks to students. Further details also available via Twitter and Instagram.
  • Medlife Queen’s for Mental Health - $400 or a 5km run along the waterfront in front of the residences encompassing positive attitudes, physical activity, and good discussion to promote mental health on campus, especially during the stressful exam season. Further details also available via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
  • Mental Health Awareness Committee: Amazing Race - $575 to hold a one-day event where participants will be led around campus to engage in conversations about mental health by visiting over 15 mental health and equity groups running their own race stations to advocate and educate about mental health. Further information and details also available via Equitable Queen’s and Twitter.
  • Mental Health Awareness Committee: Art with Impact - $500 to host an event comprising a resource fair and a workshop on campus to educate students about mental health and its many complexities, as well as reduce stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness through creative art and media programming.
  • Moves: Queen’s Chapter - $2,000 to provide a one-day workshop series for students to bring together various health-related activities and organizations to create a deeper mindfulness regarding healthy living at Queen’s and to foster a desire in students to strive for healthier minds and bodies. Further details available via email and Instagram.
  • Queen’s Mully Children’s Family: Paint Night for Queen’s - $600 to host an event whereby participants will be able to relax and express themselves through painting as they are guided in creating a piece of art, recognizing art as one of the growing fields in mental health therapy.
  • Queen’s Music Theatre: Next to Normal - $4,000 to stage the Next to Normal production, a fairly new Broadway hit that shares a variety of stories of struggles with mental health to allow people to explore their own mental health state through the shared experience of those on stage, and to help end the stigma associated with mental health issues. Further details are available via Twitter.
  • Queen’s Student Well-Being Circle - $1,500 to respond to student need of addressing invisible disabilities and well-being by introducing alternative forms of therapy for all abilities when confronting invisible barriers such as anxiety, depression, head and neck injuries.
  • Run With Me - $1,500 for a 5km run/walk around campus in support of mental health awareness and promoting a change in the way people perceive those diagnosed with mental illnesses, focusing on the correlation between exercise and its positive effects on the emotional state of an individual. Further details available on Facebook and Twitter.
     

Fall 2015-2016 Academic Year

  • Clinical Psychology Outreach Program/Got Your Back! Campaign - $3,268 to deliver positive messages about mental health and wellbeing and providing students with the necessary skills to effectively check in with their peers, and support their wellbeing.
  • EngLinks - $240 to provide a training session geared towards the mental health resources at Queen’s, how academics (specifically in engineering) and mental health are correlated, and how to assist someone who potentially needs a resource. Further details available on Facebook.
  • Peer Support Centre, Mental Health Awareness Committee, and Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign - $4,500 to provide SafeTALK training to give individuals the opportunity to be helpers in their own individual communities by minimizing the risk of suicide. Further details also available on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Jack.org Queen's Chapter - $255 to create patches that students can sew or iron onto their jackets or backpacks that will promote positive conversations about mental health.
  • Varsity Leadership Council Super Saturday - $2,000 to provide students with information on mental health including the resources available to them in both the Queen’s and Kingston communities, whilst cheering on the varsity volleyball and basketball teams.
  • Yoga Rave for Jack.org - $1,000 to gather students from all walks of life in a fun setting to learn about mental health and different resources available to them at Queen’s as well as in the Kingston community.
     

Winter 2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Unleash the Sunglasses - $11,580.19 for all incoming first-year students to receive a pair of “cool” blue sunglasses in 
their orientation swag bag, which will have the Jack.org branding on one arm, and web links to school, local and national mental health resources on the other arm. Mental health talks will also be delivered to students by their orientation leaders.
  • Queen's Mental Health Week/Got Your Back Campaign - $1,416 to promote positive peer support among Queen's students by providing students with the necessary skills to effectively check in with their peers and support their wellbeing. This project will comprise a week of events and an extended multimedia campaign.
  • Residence Life - Therapy Dogs - $500 to host the St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dogs (and their volunteer handlers) in residence, especially around peak mid-term and exam schedules, which provides therapeutic benefits for stress relief when interacting with the animals. A craft component further provides therapeutic benefits and reduction in stress levels.
  • Run With Me - $1,000 for a 5km run/walk around campus in support of mental health awareness and promoting a change in the way people perceive those diagnosed with mental illnesses. The event will take place on 26 September, 2015 and will focus on the correlation between exercise and its positive effects on the emotional state of an individual. Further details available on Twitter: @RunWithMeNews and Facebook.
     

Fall 2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Super Saturday Mental Health Awareness Day - $1,000 to bring student athletes, the Queen's community and the Kingston community together to spend a day cheering on the varsity volleyball and basketball teams at Queen's.
     

Winter 2013-2014 Academic Year

  • Mental Well-Being Sharing Circle - $2,245 to the Queen's Native Students Association to run a new circle at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, led by an Elder.
  • Run With Me - $1,000 for a 5km run/walk around campus in October 2014 that included speakers and a resource fair to promote change in the way people perceive those diagnosed with mental illnesses.
  • safeTALK - $470 to the AMS Peer Support Centre for free delivery of a ‘safeTALK’ certification course, a four-hour training program dedicated to training volunteers on how to identify people with thoughts of suicide, approach them in an appropriate way, and connect them with mental health first aid interventions.
  • Queen’s Concussion Awareness Committee - $1,500. Read the news story about the Concussion Awareness Committee.
     

Fall 2013-2014 Academic Year

  • AMS Mental Health Awareness Committee, Community Outreach - $3,000 for the delivery of Mental Health First Aid training to 120 students.
  • Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare - $1,000 towards the 9th annual conference where 300 students from 11 universities will collaborate and gain knowledge about contemporary healthcare issues. Mental health is a major focus and Dr. Mike Condra, Director of Queen's Health, Counselling and Disability Services, delivered a keynote address.
  • HCDS Heath Promotion Mental Health Team - $200 towards the design and installation of "Mental Health Maps" in multiple high traffic areas around Queen's campus. These large signs provide students with information about essential mental health resources and services.
  • Varsity Leadership Council - $2,000 for "Super Saturday" mental health awareness day in January 2014. Funds were also used for a team leaders' retreat.