Imposter Syndrome Pt. 3

The Policy Pod: Stories of Student Advocacy

Jul 24 2022 • 54 mins

Join Stephen Johns, the engineering science academic advisor for first and second year students at UofT, and your host, Youssef, as we discuss our experiences with and advice for imposter syndrome. Stephen brings a unique perspective to this topic as someone who has worked with students experiencing imposter syndrome. We will learn from his perspective on how he helps students cope with imposter syndrome.

Mental Health Resources:

408-helpline: https://www.dcogt.com/408-help-line

Anishnawbe Health Toronto: http://aht.ca/

Engineering Mental Health and Wellness Resources: https://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/mental-health-wellness/

Good 2 Talk Student Helpline (Ontario and Nova Scotia): https://good2talk.ca/

Gerstein Crisis Center: https://gersteincentre.org/

Navi U of T Mental Health Resource Finder: https://prod.virtualagent.utoronto.ca/

Skule Mental Wellness Club: http://wellness.skule.ca/MentalResources

U of T Mental Health Model of Care Explained: https://mentalhealth.utoronto.ca

Guests:

Stephen has over 12 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education student affairs with a comprehensive background in domestic and international student recruitment and academic advising.

He is a passionate advocate for students; a builder of positive, lasting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephennjohns/?originalSubdomain=ca

Sources:

https://hbr.org/2021/02/stop-telling-women-they-have-imposter-syndrome

https://www.verywellmind.com/imposter-syndrome-and-social-anxiety-disorder-4156469

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/basics/imposter-syndrome

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-different-types-of-imposter-syndrome-and-5-ways-to-battle-each-one

https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_cox_what_is_imposter_syndrome_and_how_can_you_combat_it?language=en

https://www.ted.com/talks/mike_cannon_brookes_how_you_can_use_impostor_syndrome_to_your_benefit?language=en

https://medium.com/@jenna.gu/quieting-impostorism-focusing-on-failures-but-not-frustrations-9be06b7c8893

Credits:

Host - Youssef Rachad

Editors - Yan Yeo & Youssef Rachad

Research - Yan Yeo, Youssef Rachad & Jenna Gu

Music - Chris Kwon aka Chris Krunchy (https://soundcloud.com/chris-krunchy)

Cover art - Alex McPhail (instagram: @aaaaalpal)

Contact us:

Instagram: @policy.advocacy.ewb

Email: pa.uoft@gmail.com

Transcript:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OQxg5TYlhgXe94EorBF_hs9RaUjpDj17/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115852901776090650205&rtpof=true&sd=true

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