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ItemMental health literacy: An essential tool for caring post-secondary educators(2021) McKendrick-Calder, Lisa; Heuver, Tanya; Pollard, Cheryl; Barrington-Moss, GabrielThe mental health needs of post-secondary students have been steadily increasing. Educators, particularly those who work in caring disciplines like the social and health sciences, are often compelled to assist students with their mental health, but may lack confidence in our abilities to support students. Relationally, this uncertainty may prohibit us from engaging in the caring relationships so important for role modelling professionalism. This paper describes the baseline mental health literacy of 122 educators in higher education which provides a starting point for educators and researchers studying caring practices, specifically as they relate to student mental health. ItemNavigating the impact of COVID‐19: Anxiety in the learning environment(2021) Heuver, Tanya; McKendrick-Calder, Lisa; Pollard, Cheryl; Shumka, Christine; Chase, Thomas; Morey, Kylie; Solanki, ShivaniA high percentage of post‐secondary students experience anxiety. Anxiety can range from being a helpful stimulus, to completely debilitating. This project explores the relationship between the learning environment and student anxiety. ItemOn a quest to maximize student learning potential(2017) Pollard, Cheryl; McKendrick-Calder, Lisa; Bowman, Catherine; Heuver, TanyaAs educators, we are in search of ways to better assist students in their journey as they learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to practice based situations. Quest based learning is a unique methodology that extends student learning and engagement with course material beyond the classroom allowing them to solve problems and develop their critical thinking abilities. In our course students complete quests in preparation for class which increases their accountability and engagement with the content. This session will highlight current evidence based practices for quest based learning. Ways to create a learning community with student centered activities and active engagement will be explored. Strategies for developing and facilitating quest based learning will be discussed. Session participants will have the opportunity to participate in quest based learning activities and engage with an online learning platform.