Maya Ahia (supplied image)

Maya Ahia receives Kyriakos (Ken) Alexopoulos Memorial Award for Student Mental Health Research

University of Toronto Scarborough student Maya Ahia is the inaugural recipient of the Kyriakos (Ken) Alexopoulos Memorial Award for Student Mental Health Research.

The award supports research carried out as part of the Inlight Student Mental Health Research Initiative, a U of T institutional strategic initiative that aims to support and foster improvements in student mental health and wellness. It was created to honour the legacy of Ken Alexopoulos, a compassionate person who believed strongly in helping others – especially those dealing with mental health struggles.

Ahia, a 2023-2024 Inlight Research Fellowship recipient, is being recognized for her master’s research that examines access to accessibility support services for post-secondary students with a mental health-related disability.

“Receiving this funding allows me to dedicate my time and energy to this research and enables me to ensure a hands-on and collaborative process with students and faculty,” says Ahia. “The goal of my projects is to see more accessible accommodations created for students.”

Read more about Maya Ahia’s research and the Inlight initiative