Academic Conference 2021

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all of our events
are being held online through Zoom.

Welcome to our academic psychology conference! Our theme for the year is Student Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Our two-day conference aims to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn about current research in the mental health field.

Students can watch an engaging keynote speech delivered by an expert in the field, participate in thought-provoking panel discussions on personally relevant topics with faculty and student special guests, and view their peers’ research at our Student Research Fair.

See the Conference Itinerary

Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th

What Our Conference Offers

Keynote Speech

Watch an introductory presentation delivered by a mental health expert to kick start our conference.

Presented by Dr. Nadia Seepersaud
March 24th at 4:00 PM EST

Register for Day 1 Events

Research Fair

Present your research project and learn about the work of your peers.

Asynchronously presented over March 24th and 25th

Panels & Sessions

Participate in interactive discussions with guest speakers.

Emotion Regulation Workshop
March 24th at 5:00 PM EST

Imposter Syndrome Panel Discussion
March 25th at 5:00 PM EST

Conference Itinerary

All Day: Student Research Fair

Check out our online Student Research Fair at any time throughout the conference. Celebrate undergraduate research on exciting topics in clinical psychology, mental health, social psychology and neuropsychology, engage with your peers by posting questions and comments and vote for your favourite projects!

Day 1 – Wednesday March 24th

4:00-4:45 PM EST
Keynote Speech: “Worth Without Prerequisites”

Presented by Dr. Nadia Seepersaud from Crisis Services Canada

Come kick start the conference with an important discussion on the unique mental health challenges faced by students, the barriers to mental health care and learn how to access help as well as extend it to others. 

5:00-6:30 PM EST
Emotion Regulation Skills Workshop

Co-facilitated by Kate Lee
In collaboration with Dr. Jennine Rawana

This hands-on workshop will cover practical strategies for navigating the different emotions related to daily student life. We will discuss the importance of social support, self-care, and how to learn which strategies work best for you.

Day 2 – Thursday March 25th

5:00-6:15 PM EST
Imposter Syndrome Panel Discussion

Dr. Jodi Martin
Dr. Monique Herbert
Carly Albaum

Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough in your academic and professional roles? You’re not alone! That feeling is a common phenomenon called Imposter Syndrome.

Join us for an open conversation with professors and students about their journeys of success, navigating the challenges of university life, fostering good mental health and flourishing despite feeling like an imposter.

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