Mental Health in the Academy

This seminar will offer a safe talking and listening space in which graduate students are invited (but not compelled) to share their experiences of mental health in the academy and discuss individual and institutional responses.

June 2, 2022, 11:00am Eastern Time – June 2, 2022, 1:15pm Eastern Time

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Linda PeakeLinda Peake, York University

Dr. Linda Peake is an urban and social feminist geographer and Director of The City Institute at York University, Toronto. She is the co-founder (with Beverley Mullings and Kate Parizeau) and co-chair of the AAG Mental Health in the Academy Affinity Group (with Beverley Mullings).

Photo of Beverly MullingsBeverley Mullings, Queen’s University

Dr. Beverley Mullings is a critical economic geographer at Queen’s University, Canada. She is committed to finding ways to collectively organize to improve mental health in the academy and has worked for the past 10 years along with Linda Peake and Kate Parizeau to create the AAG Mental Health in the Academy Affinity Group.

Eligibility and capacity

We can welcome up to 30 graduate students to participate in this seminar. Registrations will be approved based on your AAG membership status and time of registration. If your application is approved, we will notify you ahead of the seminar and provide you all the seminar details and session links.


This seminar is open to graduate students who are interested to learn about (1) An awareness of the range of issues that consider the relationship between mental health and the academy; (2) An appreciation of the need for work-life balance and of the techniques that can be employed to achieve this; (3) Recommendations and calls for action that can be taken to a graduate student’s academic department and university as well as to the AAG.