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Session
WS01: Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Engineering Education Environments
Time:
Monday, 15/Nov/2021:
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Session Chair: Dr. Kim Johnston, University of Calgary, Canada
Session Chair: Robyn Paul, University of Calgary, Canada
Session Chair: Prof. Rosario Gil Ortego, UNED, Spain
Location: Room C (Philosophy) Humanities Faculty
Floor -1

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Recent surveys of engineering undergraduate students indicate that a majority of students report feelings of being overwhelmed, sad, lonely and hopeless. Despite a majority of students reporting these challenging feelings, very few (less than 5-10%) of students access mental health resources available on campus. This has highlighted the need to develop curricular and co-curricular programs to support student wellbeing and connect students to existing supports. In this workshop, a framework for discussing mental wellbeing in and out of classrooms will be presented. Examples of student support programs implemented in an engineering school will be discussed. Time will be given for participants to work in groups to discuss potential supports that they can bring back to their communities at their own home institutions.

Session Abstract

Dr. Kim Johnston is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning; Student Professional Development) for the Schulich School of Engineering (SSE) and a tenured Senior Instructor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. She joined the leadership team in 2018. Dr. Johnston became an academic after completing her PhD in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2017 where she focused her research on the phase behavior of bitumen solvent systems. Dr. Johnston worked in industry after completing her BSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2005. She advanced her career with Devon Canada, moving from field engineer to production engineer to reservoir simulation engineer between 2005 and 2011. Today, Dr. Johnston is focused on engineering education innovation and advancing mental wellbeing supports during the engineering education process.


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Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Engineering Education Environments

KIm Johnston

Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Recent surveys of engineering undergraduate students indicate that a majority of students report feelings of being overwhelmed, sad, lonely and hopeless. Despite a majority of students reporting these challenging feelings, very few (less than 5-10%) of students access mental health resources available on campus. This has highlighted the need to develop curricular and co-curricular programs to support student wellbeing and connect students to existing supports. In this workshop, a framework for discussing mental wellbeing in and out of classrooms will be presented. Examples of student support programs implemented in an engineering school will be discussed. Time will be given for participants to work in groups to discuss potential supports that they can bring back to their communities at their own home institutions.



 
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