UAlberta Cares


#UAlbertaCares Video Series

The #UAlbertaCares video series highlights mental health strategies, and explores various challenges and specific resources available to UAlberta students, faculty, and staff. This video project was created by students in the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) who participated in the Foundations of Leadership course (INT D 301), and was produced in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students.

Working with a professional production team and connecting with stakeholders across our U of A campuses, students with the PLLC developed the video series. The filming involved a lot of work and creativity when showcasing elements of mental wellness, including shooting a scene in a swimming pool to using a drone. For an overview of the video series, watch the #UAlbertaCares trailer

Encouraging Dialogue About Mental Health

This video series is available to the public and includes an introduction, a conclusion, and four separate videos that address undergraduate students, graduate students, university staff, and faculty. 

Individuals who want to access and share this series as a way to promote de-stigmatizing suicide and informing campus mental health dialogues are encouraged to mix and match the videos to meet the needs of their audience(s). A PDF facilitator’s guide is also available to assist individuals in facilitating a community conversation about mental health.

“The campus community has made it clear that the stigma surrounding mental health is very present and profound. What has been amazing is seeing such an interdisciplinary effort in producing something that hopefully touches everyone. We hope these videos push our campus and the academic culture further in the right direction and really display the need for mental health wellness.” 

- Arjun Khabra, third-year biological sciences student and PLLC scholar

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Special thanks to the Office of the Dean of Students and ATB Financial, and our sincere gratitude to UAlberta alumni Brian and Cecile Silzer for the gift made to U of A mental health initiatives in honour of their late daughter Catherine who died by suicide in 2015.