October 31, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 318
170 St. George St
With the recent death by suicide on September 27th, and the ongoing recognition that there is a mental health crisis at the University of Toronto, this workshop aims to help educators navigate how to address these events with their students, and the topic of mental health more broadly.
We are grateful to host Margeaux Feldman’s workshop on how to talk to students about mental health. Registered participants will also receive a 20-page workbook and resource guide created by Margeaux.
Over the course of three hours we’ll unpack some of the fears and myths that keep us from discussing mental health with our students; discuss tangible strategies and best practices for having the conversation; and some ongoing practices that can be integrated into our classrooms to promote mental health.
Margeaux Feldman is an educator, community-builder, and mental health advocate. She is PhD Candidate in the Department of English and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. In 2015 she was named an Outstanding TA in the Department of English and has since gone on to create award-winning, equity-based teaching initiatives at U of T, including “Teaching Queerly: A Three-Part Workshop Series.” Margeaux believes in the power of peer-based education and mental health support and brings her lived experience with complex trauma to the work that she does as an educator and facilitator. To this end, she’s led trauma-informed conflict resolution training in academic and community-based settings. Her co-authored article, “Femme Pedagogy, or Towards Trauma-Informed Classrooms” is forthcoming with MAI: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture in December.
If you require any accommodations, please make the request to Julie Vig at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to meet those needs.
Bookings are closed for this event.