The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving and many of us find ourselves thrust into life and work situations that we have not previously encountered. We are all learning new ways to function in our daily lives as this pandemic continues to unfold.
We have compiled a list of links to various supports that you may find useful during these challenging times.
The University has a webpage that is full of updates on the latest news information, links on where to find practical supports and mental health supports.
Alberta Health Services has put out a list of community resource partners that people can reach out to for supports during this time.
We hope that you will find these resources helpful. If you have suggestions of information you would like to see here, please send an email to Danica (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other Helpful Links
Links to helpful articles:
"What are coronavirus scams?" and how to protect yourself
For our University Staff & Students:
How to set up a Zoom account : Go to https://ucalgary.zoom.us and click on the "Sign In" button. Use your standard U of C login credentials. This will automagically add you to the Zoom account.
How to successfully work and learn from home: University of Calgary article
Remembering Dr. Glenda MacQueen, MD, PhD
Together, The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute are deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of Dr. Glenda MacQueen, MD, PhD. Glenda was a highly influential clinician, scientist, mentor and leader in Psychiatry who passed away on March 27, 2020. She worked closely with Dr. Samuel Weiss and Mr. Ronald Mathison to establish The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, and became a key member and leader of both The Mathison Centre and the HBI. Glenda will long be remembered as an outstanding innovator, a valued colleague and friend who will be greatly missed
Welcome to the Mathison Centre
The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is a centre dedicated to advancing research and education on early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness. The centre is located at the University of Calgary and is based on a close partnership between the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry. The roles of the centre include the following:
- Funding and supporting international researchers of tomorrow
- Providing a hub for mental health research at the University of Calgary
- Coordinating ‘state of the art’ learning events
- Promoting and sharing research findings
Our Centre works closely with academic and community partners in Calgary, across the country and internationally to foster research and innovation to advance the mental health across the lifespan with particular focus on children, youth and emerging adults
Message from the Director
In Canada today, 1.2 million children and adolescents are affected by mental illness and 75 per cent of mental illnesses in adults begin before the age of 24. This reality has a profound impact on communities, families and people with lived experience. The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is leading research into mental illness across the lifespan with a focus on the mental health of children, youth and emerging adults.
As Director, I am excited to be leading our researchers and community partners in research that will revolutionize the early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness.
We are the centre that serve as a collaborative hub for mental health research at the University of Calgary. With membership from six faculties within the university, we lead and provide a unifying direction for mental health research under the university’s Brain and Mental Health research strategy.
Mathison in the News
Mathison & Owerko Centres lead research at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Mathison Centre tackles complexity of youth-to-adult mental health transition
Rajamannar Ramasubbu: UToday, University of Calgary “UCalgary research leads to life-changing improvement for some people living with depression”
Paul Arnold & Valerie Taylor: Calgary Herald feature "Stewards of city of Calgary's Mental Health Strategy"
Chad Bousman: Global News video Story "Pharmacogenetics research support for children and adolescents"
Gabrielle Wilcox: Conversation Canada article on providing teachers with training to support students with mental health challenges can prevent classroom violence.