UBC president shares his story of recovery at mental health Summit

Posted on April 4th, 2017

A strong advocate for student well-being, University of British Columbia president Santa J. Ono emphasizes importance of mental health support across the education spectrum at 7th annual Healthy Minds | […]

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TRU launches video warning about fentanyl

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Students at Thompson Rivers University’s Wellness Centre have created a video warning about the dangers of Fentanyl. The hope behind the publication is that students will share the message on […]

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Fentanyl: the drug problem Vancouver isn’t dealing with

Posted on November 13th, 2016

In this article, Claire Vulliamy, delves into the “fentanyl crisis” that is pervading the media and showing up on campuses across BC. Through a series of interviews, she examines the growing […]

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Six Canadian Universities Sign the Okanagan Charter

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Monday October 31st marked a momentous occasion in campus mental health. The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Memorial University, Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary and the […]

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UBC now equipped with take-home Naloxone kits for students

Posted on October 28th, 2016

To combat the problem of accidental overdoses, UBC students will now be able to pick-up free naloxone kits on campus if they think they are at risk for fentanyl exposure. […]

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University of Calgary shakes up plans as naloxone kits gather dust

Posted on October 25th, 2016

The University of Calgary has had four naxolene kits ready for use, but no students have utilized the resource. The life-saving medication was made available on campus in response to the […]

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Ontario Student Survey finds Growing Need for Mental Health Services

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Ontario colleges and universities are facing a mental health crisis as campus counsellors are overwhelmed by the growing need for services. The Ontario University and College Health Association (OUCHA) published […]

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Providing Support for International Students

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Mental health issues have been identified as the number one impediment to students finishing their degree programs. The effectiveness with which post-secondary institutions identify health risks and support students in need greatly […]

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Sault College Joins CMHA’s Talk Today

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

Sault College has joined the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Talk Today program as the first post-secondary institute to get involved. Over 180 athletes, coaches, trainers and athletic staff will participate […]

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Why Mental Health Matters for Students

Posted on September 12th, 2016

While university is often seen as a place for young people to experience personal growth, the pressure and stress associated with academics and campus life can also send students on a downward […]

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