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Assistant Professor, Sociology, Marisa Young

Marisa Young awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for research focusing on self-care for students

Associate Professor of Sociology, Marisa Young, has received an SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for a research project entitled Self-care for students: community-engaged research for better well-being.

Aug 24, 2021

Associate Professor of Sociology, Marisa Young, has received an SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for a research project entitled Self-care for students: community-engaged research for better well-being.

The project will qualitatively investigate the self-care practices used by Canadian post-secondary students to manage their mental health and well-being with the aim of addressing a critical gap between mental health care needs and services for this population. The project comes in the wake of research that shows that post-secondary students in Canada are increasingly struggling with their well-being and the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these difficulties.

The project will address the urgent need to understand how students are caring for themselves using non-clinical self-care practices like physical activities, hobbies, and relaxation practices.

The research project will partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association.