Eli Ridder | Report
Following a tweet that went viral blasting the University of Guelph for its mental health supports, Victoria Raymond said her and three other students had a “constructive talk” with Vice Provost of Student Affairs Carrie Chassels on Tuesday.
Raymond sent out a tweet after the late afternoon meeting, saying “[I] can assure you she took our concerns very seriously” and “took vigorous notes [and] talked seriously about implementing our suggestions and solutions.”
“Rest assured she is listening,” the Guelph student ended off the post by writing.
Vice Provost Chassels replied to the public tweet by thanking the group of students “for making time to share your insights and recommendations”, saying “we will definitely share your input with others throughout the university so we can work together to put your ideas into action!”
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Chassels told The Avro Post that the meeting went for over two hours, with the students bringing up solutions that including a variety of strategies.
This included suggestions to “provide a longer fall break, to increase awareness of services available on campus, and to make mental health education and training modules available to students both in person and online.”
“I really appreciated their time and input, especially during this busy exam time.”
More details to follow. Image of the University of Guelph from previous files.