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Lasting Solutions for the Mental Health Crisis

UM Knowledge Exchange examines how UM researchers are training the next generation of clinical psychologists

May 9, 2024 — 

On Thursday May 30, 2024, UM Knowledge Exchange explores how new programs are training and attracting the next generation of clinical psychologists to address the growing mental health crisis faced by Manitobans.

UM Knowledge Exchange is an important opportunity for UM researchers to share emerging knowledge with members of the public and the wider UM community. UM Knowledge Exchange is hosted by the Associate Vice-President Research, with support from the UM Learning for Life Network.

Manitoba has the lowest number of psychologists per capita among Canadian provinces, creating barriers to community well-being for the nearly 20% of our population who are experiencing mental health conditions. UM researchers are focused on innovations in accessible and culturally safe services to deliver ongoing support projects and other lasting solutions for the mental health crisis.



Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)


Dr. Kristin Reynolds, Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor, Psychology, Director of the Health Information Exchange Laboratory

Dr. Alicia Nijdam-Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Director of the Psychology, Law, & Culture Lab

Dr. Leslie E. Roos, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Co-Director of the Hearts and Minds Lab


Lasting Solutions for the Mental Health Crisis, May 30, 7pm-8:30pm (CDT) at Degrees Diner. UM Knowledge Exchange is a hybrid event with in-person and online options to attend.

Please register by May 24 to join the discussion.

Add Lasting Solutions for the Mental Health Crisis to your calendar. Coffee and other refreshments will be provided, and the kitchen at Degrees Diner will be open for specialty coffee and full food service. Parking is available with registration.

Or join us for online viewing 7 pm CDT to watch the live stream. Participate during the live session by asking your questions via email to: Research [dot] Communications [at] UManitoba [dot] ca

The seven-part UM Knowledge Exchange panel-discussion series is ongoing until May 2024. More details can be found on the UM Knowledge Exchange webpage.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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