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Social and Emotional Learning Through Nature and Play 2:00 pm
Social and Emotional Learning Through Nature and Play @ Online
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar will explore the development of Social Emotional Learning through nature and play. Join us as we speak with Marlene Power of Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. Marlene will highlight the Forest and Nature Schools movement which offer children “opportunities to build an on-going relationship with the land, to a dedicated educator, to one another, and to themselves.” This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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Gambling on Campus: A Hidden Problem? 1:00 pm
Gambling on Campus: A Hidden Problem? @ Online
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gambling is a common and increasingly popular activity, especially among young adults. It can be a healthy form of entertainment for most of the population- but for some it can negatively impact their physical and mental health, as well as strain social and cultural ties. Technological advances have increased the accessibility of gambling beyond traditional land-based activities (e.g. casinos), allowing individuals to gamble from the comfort of their computer or smartphone, any time they feel like it. These advances have also blurred the line between gambling and gaming, with many traditional smartphone or computer-based games now including gambling elements (e.g. loot-boxes). This brief presentation will provide an overview of gambling behaviour and harm, its relationship to other mental health conditions university/college students are susceptible to, and provide considerations for developing campus services and polices to promote healthy play and reduce negative health outcomes. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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