Medical cannabis coverage granted to UBC Okanagan students

Posted on February 27th, 2018

Student union is first in B.C. to cover medical cannabis under its health plan Students at UBC’s Okanagan (UBCO) campus will soon be able to get medical cannabis covered by their […]

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MHCC and CAMH launch free, online course: Understanding Stigma

Posted on February 26th, 2018

While we know that people with mental illness and addiction often face stigma in Canadian society, we may be surprised to learn that they face it within healthcare environments as […]

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BC 2018 Budget allocates hundreds of millions for student housing

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

Carole James, the deputy premier and finance minister, said in her budget speech that the problem of housing affordability had been ignored for too long and the consequences were now […]

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Higher learning, higher living: Developers move into student housing

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

Alan Perlis is promising to show off what he calls the most popular room in the 25-storey student residence tower his real estate development company recently opened near the University of Toronto. He […]

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‘Made in Canada solution’ for severe alcoholism comes out from under the radar

Posted on February 21st, 2018

A harm-reduction approach that gives measured doses of wine to people with severe alcohol dependency is coming out from under the radar in a new publication featuring University of Victoria researchers.  The upcoming issue […]

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JUSTICE FOR COLTEN: OPEN LETTER FROM INDIGENOUS FACULTY AND ALLIES

Posted on February 16th, 2018

To Presidents of Canadian post-secondary institutions, We the undersigned extend this letter to Universities Canada (especially to the presidents of the institutions they represent), urging  your commitment and support in […]

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Canadian Medical Students Urge The Government of Canada to Strengthen Response to Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Crisis

Posted on February 15th, 2018

Future physicians from across Canada will meet with over 70 Members of Parliament, Senators and policy advisors today on Parliament Hill, to urge the government to strengthen its response to the Indigenous […]

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B.C. throne speech promises action on student housing

Posted on February 14th, 2018

A new session of B.C.’s legislature opened on Tuesday with a throne speech highlighting the new NDP government’s accomplishments in its first seven months in power, while pointing the way to the policies […]

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$5-million gift positions Alberta to become international leader in child and adolescent mental health research

Posted on February 9th, 2018

New resources to help children and youth with mental health and addiction issues will be developed in Alberta thanks to a $5-million gift. CASA, a child, adolescent and family mental […]

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Canadian universities, colleges expand course offerings for careers in marijuana industry

Posted on February 7th, 2018

From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry. Kwantlen Polytechnic University […]

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