Welcome to The Eating Disorder Centre of the Students Society of McGill University.
We strive to create a safer space for McGill students to learn about, seek support, access resources, and raise awareness about eating disorders, disordered eating, and other body-image related issues.
We regularly host and promote events to educate and engage with the public on these topics. Our next event is our annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week conference, which is being held on February 28, 2024.
Additionally, we provide training for any volunteers that work within the centre and other external student groups.
Long-term, virtual, confidential individual support.
Free training for SSMU clubs and groups.
Contact the admin team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Short-term, in person, confidential community support.
EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK CONFERENCES
On February 22nd, 2023 the Eating Disorder Centre of SSMU hosted a conference for Eating Disorder Awareness Week that featured a variety of professionals, organizations, and students who come together to discuss various forms of ED care, lived experiences, and research. The conference events included a workshop, panel, speed networking and booths from our sponsors, and a research showcase from the McGill BEEP Lab. The workshop was lead by the centre’s own Natasha and Yuvika. The panel included representatives from SOOMA nutrition, Sex and Self, ANEB Quebec, and a local wellness advisor.
After a complimentary lunch provided by the wonderful Midnight Kitchen, students had the opportunity to speed network and explore our sponsorship booths. We ended the day with a showcase from researchers at the McGill Biopsychosocial Examination of Eating Patterns (BEEP) Laboratory.
Interested in displaying your art, crafts, and/or supporting future conferences? Sign up here or email us at email@example.com
IN THE NEWS
February 4th, 2019
Interview with EDRSC founder Cody on the importance of eating disorder awareness and SSMU's annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week, featured in the McGill Daily.
January 28th, 2020
Article on the importance of peer support for eating disorders, and the EDRSC's emphasis on active listening in our services.
November 3rd, 2020
Interview in the McGill Tribune with EDRSC training coordinator Paloma about our history and how we've adapted services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A NOTE FROM US
Previously known as the EDRSC and Safely Connected, The EDCSSMU strives to center the experiences of those that are traditionally excluded from narratives and media around eating disorder. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, time, and the pandemic, we were unable to have a variety of actors outside of the filming team to create content that reflects this. We want to emphasize that eating disorders are experienced by everyone, and our trainings include specific education and focus on marginalized communities that highlight the intricate ways in which marginalization, erasure and coping mechanisms impact each other, especially because systems of care exacerbate and perpetuate this discrimination. We are always in the process of learning and changing to make our services as accessible as possible, and welcome any feedback.