Presenter: Carla Buziak-Prus

Theme: Mental Health

Institution: University of Lethbridge

Description: Resilience. Grit. Perseverance. Growth Mindset. Many terms are used in research and pop psychology to describe individuals in terms of the characteristics that allow them to bounce back after personal or academic setbacks, and/or persist in working toward a goal despite encountering difficulties. This is an interactive presentation in which we will first define resilience, and follow that up with a brief discussion of the types of situations we encounter with students wherein we’d like to see the student step up to help him- or herself to a greater degree. In other words, what does student resilience look like to us?