We work to better understand the stressors of graduate studies and the attention allocated for mental health among students, researchers, supervisors and institutions.

Sponsored by
Fonds de Recherche du Québec
Hosted by
Justin Lessard-Wajcer, Vivienne Smith
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Eating well vs pandemic

April 21, 2022

How is our mental well-being related to what we eat? Conversation between graduate students from McGill with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan. Many of us experienced changes in our eating habits during the pandemic. To better understand the impact of what we eat on our body, specially on our brain, we invited Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, co-author of The Better Brain. Are you interested to lean how to boost your mental health resilience in a short period of time? Pay attention to what you eat & Play!

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The mental health of tomorrow Part.2

April 21, 2022

What will the treatment of mental illness look like in the future? What is mental health? Get a glimpse of the ongoing Mind-Body debate with our two experts. In this episode, we invited Dr. Salah El Mestikawy, Professor at McGill University and Dr. Michael Lifshitz, assistant Professor at the Lady Davis. Different walks of life, same topic yet drastically opposing views. A beautiful example of the increasing need for collaboration and communication in research. An informal, funny & overall very inspiring conversation.

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The mental health of tomorrow Part.1

April 21, 2022

What will the treatment of mental illness look like in the future? What is mental health? Get a glimpse of the ongoing Mind-Body debate with our two experts. In this episode, we invited Dr. Salah El Mestikawy, Professor at McGill University and Dr. Michael Lifshitz, assistant Professor at the Lady Davis. Different walks of life, same topic yet drastically opposing views. A beautiful example of the increasing need for collaboration and communication in research. An informal, funny & overall very inspiring conversation.

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Becoming a supervisor

April 21, 2022

Father, husband & renown medical researcher, Adrien incarnates perseverance and excellence. How does he balance his mental health and the mental health of his students? Incredible encounter with a passionate, patient & above all, caring supervisor. What's his secret?... Supervisors often represent role models for students. Like parents, they are guiding you through your academic developmen. Adrien Peyrache is an assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. He is prevalently known for his great multifaceted supervision. Tune in for more!

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Superparent

April 21, 2022

Being a parent is not always easy. Same goes for a researcher. Imagine combining these two roles together! Intrigued about the idea? This episode is for you! Italian by origin and a McGill University (Montreal) alumnus, this super-father and super-researcher practices his passion at Harvard University. We discover that talking about pain can help us find relief & joy with Dr. Loggia.

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Stress vs Anxiety

April 21, 2022

Stress. Anxiety. These terms have similarities, yet describe very distinct states. To help better understand the distinction, we invited Rebecca Cernik, Master's student & researcher at the Center for Studies on Human Stress.

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Adapting to Covid-19

April 21, 2022

"Social media is detrimental for mental health" is a phrase that we very frequently hear. Nevertheless, social media has recently proven its vital positive impact by strengthening our social connectedness despite social distancing. In this first episode, we tackle the subject of mental health during graduate studies. How was it different during the pandemic? To obtain insight into this theme, we had the pleasure of inviting two inspiring students. The conversation we had were even more! We covered immigration, psychedelics, social media among many other topics. Interested in taking part of this discussion? Join our guests, Elias Jabbour, M.Sc. a mental health researcher at McGill University and Manesh Girn, M.Sc., Ph.D candidate in neuroscience at McGill University as well as a psychedelic clinical research advisor and popular science content creator.

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Introduction

April 21, 2022

For some, graduate studies represent the best years of their life. For others, the pitfalls encountered during the journey make this period of life less rosy and less joyful. Psychological well-being is the first victim. In order to better understand the stressors of graduate studies and the attention allocated for mental health among students, researchers, supervisors and institutions, the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec partnered with Nurau to share with you the Master your PhD conversational podcast.

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