Humber College adopts Okanagan Charter

Posted on October 10th, 2018

Humber plans to be the healthiest campus in the country by becoming the first public college or polytechnic in Canada to adopt the Okanagan Charter. By signing the Charter, Humber […]

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Draft cannabis policy shows UBC may not go smoke-free

Posted on October 4th, 2018

British Columbia’s largest university campus released its draft policy earlier this month covering where cannabis smoking will be permitted come legalization, and unlike a number of other campuses nationwide, it may not […]

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Douglas College opens second campus in New Westminster

Posted on September 24th, 2018

Douglas College students now have access to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and it’s only a stone’s throw away from the college’s New Westminster campus. On Monday, Douglas College officially […]

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More funding needed for Indigenous post-secondary students

Posted on September 20th, 2018

A new survey has found that a number of barriers hinder the ability of Indigenous students in Canada to complete post-secondary education. A summary of the survey was released today […]

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LGBTQ2S+ students saddled with more debt, poll shows

Posted on September 17th, 2018

A new poll by Forum Research, believed to be the first Canadian survey on student debt to ask about sexual orientation, shows the LGBTQ+ community is harder hit. Members are more […]

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BC cannabis policies will vary by campus

Posted on September 11th, 2018

Universities are developing varying approaches to governing recreational cannabis on campus, from outright bans to designated cannabis smoking areas. The University of Victoria is expected to create cannabis-friendly smoking areas […]

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SFU addresses mental health on and off campus through additional student support services

Posted on September 6th, 2018

Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) have launched a 24/7 multi-platform mental health and support service, called My Student Support Program (My SSP) to provide additional […]

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Canada’s first centre for mental health and sports aims to deal with growing needs

Posted on September 4th, 2018

In 2014, university athlete Krista Van Slingerland described her spiral into deep depression and self harm while she played basketball for the Carleton Ravens, a team she eventually left. “The […]

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New online tool will equip Canadian teachers to better support students’ mental health

Posted on August 31st, 2018

Four Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia, launched a new online curriculum resource earlier this month called Teach Mental Health. The site aims to expand mental health literacy among […]

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Student-led mental health initiatives shift supports on campus

Posted on August 28th, 2018

As Canadian universities and colleges face increasing pressure to provide better mental-health services on campus, students are looking to give schools fresh ideas on how to tackle the issue. That’s […]

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Evaluation 101 Toolkit: Learning how to conduct evaluation of programs and services

Posted on August 24th, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has created a new toolkit to help build the capacity of frontline staff at colleges and universities to effectively evaluate the impacts […]

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*NEW resource* Heavy episodic drinking: Influencing factors and implications

Posted on August 22nd, 2018

Many Canadian post-secondary campuses struggle to understand and cope with the issue of heavy episodic drinking among post-secondary students. To help address this issue, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use […]

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Trinity Western students won’t have to sign covenant banning sex outside heterosexual marriage

Posted on August 20th, 2018

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board of governors for the evangelical Christian […]

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New network bringing together Indigenous students and health professionals

Posted on August 17th, 2018

A newly launched network is hoping to provide culturally-grounded support for Indigenous students across Quebec with dreams of careers in the health sector. “We do need more representation in all […]

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TRU moves to outlaw cannabis use

Posted on August 15th, 2018

The institution has taken steps to ban cannabis use on campus while declining to take a similar stance on alcohol or tobacco. TRU spokesperson Darshan Lindsay said the university hopes […]

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Okanagan College offering cannabis training courses

Posted on August 14th, 2018

It’s that time of year when students think about heading back to class and, this fall, some of those hitting the books at Okanagan College will be studying cannabis. “These five […]

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Interview with Association of Atlantic Universities

Posted on August 10th, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health spoke with Elizabeth Cawley, the Medavie Healthy Campuses Coordinator for the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). The newly created position works to […]

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Youth counselling service introduces 24/7 online chat to meet demands

Posted on August 7th, 2018

In response to the number of Canadian youth wanting to connect with counsellors online as opposed to by phone, Kids Help Phone will now offer their live chat service 24/7. […]

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Women’s hockey player starts up UBC mental health website aimed at athletes

Posted on August 3rd, 2018

As tributes go, Mikayla Ogrodniczuk’s for Laura Taylor is a powerful one, in that it can kick off conversations that many of us have difficulty starting. Ogrodniczuk, who plays defence […]

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Graduate students at UBC Okanagan among those to benefit from a significant scholarship fund

Posted on July 30th, 2018

B.C.’s advanced education minister announced a $6-million scholarship fund at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Wednesday morning. The money will help support UBC students as they continue their post-graduate studies. “At […]

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Universities maneuver through the complexities of cannabis legalization

Posted on July 26th, 2018

As a new academic year approaches, universities across Canada are struggling to develop policies in response to the legalization of recreational cannabis. Many uncertainties remain, and while universities differ in […]

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Students to get better access to skills, education for careers in health sciences at Okanagan College

Posted on July 24th, 2018

Construction is underway for Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre that will give students better access to training for a health-science career. “Students will get the skills and training in […]

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SFU health peers dish up well-being via cooking workshops

Posted on July 18th, 2018

Over the past five years, SFU health peers have been hosting monthly cooking workshops for international students that not only teach nutrition and culinary skills, but also promote conversations and […]

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Study shows Northerners face barriers to post-secondary education

Posted on July 17th, 2018

A new study published by researchers at Nipissing University finds evidence that individuals from the northernmost areas of Canada’s provinces continue to experience significant barriers on the road to attending […]

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Post-secondary guide: Managing food allergies and anaphylaxis

Posted on July 16th, 2018

The beginning of university or college represents a new chapter for high school graduates, eager to start the next phase of their academic journey. As students move to more independent […]

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College students are forming mental-health clubs — and they’re making a difference

Posted on July 12th, 2018

Mental health problems among college students have been climbing since the 1990s, according to the American Psychological Association. And with services increasingly stretched at campus health centers, students have been […]

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NVIT offering year of free tuition to combat low enrolment rates

Posted on July 6th, 2018

A college in B.C.’s Interior is offering Grade 12 graduates a year of free tuition after learning the region was recording one of the province’s lowest enrolment rates for those […]

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Feds announce $1.4-million for marijuana research projects

Posted on July 4th, 2018

Young Canadians have long arrived at university campuses across the country and embraced cannabis, but no one really knows how using the drug affects parts of their life such as […]

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U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

Posted on July 3rd, 2018

The University of Toronto has decided to implement a policy that could place students with mental health issues on a mandatory leave of absence if the school deems it necessary. […]

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Following public outcry, UBC AMS reverses decision to cut SASC’s support services

Posted on June 29th, 2018

The AMS executive has reversed its decision to cut the Sexual Assault Support Centre’s (SASC) support services three days after it announced the change. The July 5 town hall meeting scheduled after the […]

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TRU plans student housing expansion

Posted on June 27th, 2018

TRU is making big moves to expand student housing with the purchase of the six-building private rental complex, Upper College Heights. Along with the acquisition, extensive renovations to add 142 […]

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WHO declares compulsive video gaming an addictive behaviour disorder

Posted on June 20th, 2018

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, specifically an addictive behaviour disorder. The statement on Monday confirmed the fears of some parents […]

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Accessibility funding gives students the tools to succeed

Posted on June 19th, 2018

Students with disabilities enrolled at public post-secondary institutions will be given supports to succeed in their studies and train for a range of in-demand careers. Twenty post-secondary institutions will share […]

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Trinity Western loses fight for Christian law school as court rules limits on religious freedom ‘reasonable’

Posted on June 18th, 2018

A B.C.-based evangelical Christian university has lost its legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today saying it’s “proportionate and reasonable” to […]

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Canada’s largest cannabis company donates $2.5M to create UBC professorship to research pot’s potential to treat opioid addiction

Posted on June 14th, 2018

Canopy Growth, Canada’s largest cannabis and hemp company, just announced a $2.5 million contribution to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) to help fund […]

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Four B.C. post-secondary institutions to collaborate on social infrastructure development

Posted on June 12th, 2018

Four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure. Simon Fraser University, (SFU), The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), the University of […]

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Major donation provides boost to Camosun’s new health and wellness centre

Posted on June 5th, 2018

Camosun’s new health science education building under construction will bear the name of a late local entrepreneur who co-founded Thrifty Foods. Samantha and John Wilson, co-chairs of the Together for […]

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Student report urges action on sexual violence

Posted on May 31st, 2018

British Columbia’s educational institutions need to do more to address sexual and gender violence on campus, according to a joint report produced by post-secondary student organizations across the country. The […]

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Higher grades, lower dropout rates among benefits of taking ‘gap’ year, says youth development group

Posted on May 30th, 2018

Higher GPAs, lower dropout rates, and quicker completion rates once students get to university are some of the benefits that advocates of gap years are advertising to youth who are thinking to […]

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New SFU student support program for mental health to be launched online

Posted on May 16th, 2018

A joint effort by SFU and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) has led to the development of a two-year pilot program extending a new student support service for mental […]

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Capilano University 11th Canadian post-secondary institution to adopt Okanagan Charter

Posted on May 10th, 2018

Capilano University joined 10 other Canadian universities by signing the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. The Okanagan Charter provides post-secondary institutions with a framework to […]

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VIU to recognize Indigenous Peoples with ancestral lands in Canada as domestic students

Posted on May 4th, 2018

VIU’s Board of Governors has made a decisive move to approve a new tuition approach that expresses full respect and recognition of Indigenous citizenship and territories regardless of borders. The […]

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NWCC changes name to Coast Mountain College

Posted on May 3rd, 2018

Northwest Community College (NWCC) has been given permission by the Provincial Government to change its name to Coast Mountain College (CMTN). The new name will take effect June 18, 2018. […]

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KPU and Loyalist offer three Cannabis Career Training distance courses

Posted on May 1st, 2018

Loyalist College has confirmed a program partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to offer three Cannabis Career Training courses through the College’s Distance Studies and Continuing Education department. It will […]

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Harm reduction policies gain favour on campuses

Posted on April 30th, 2018

In response to the opioid crisis, many universities across the country are stocking and distributing the opioid-blocking medication naloxone. Use of the medication not only saves lives but also signals […]

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CNC partners with Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George to support student housing

Posted on April 27th, 2018

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) strengthened its relationship with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on April 17, 2018. […]

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Anxious students’ demand for help leads to lesson on single-session therapy

Posted on April 24th, 2018

When Meredith Henry began working at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John in 2006, she could counsel a student within a day or two. Now, students are waiting […]

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Funding boost to increase the number of trained caregivers

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Whether seniors live in residential care, assisted living or their own homes, government is taking action to ensure care will be there for them when and where they need it. […]

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HM|HC volunteer receives top UBC honours for community mental health contributions

Posted on April 16th, 2018

Join us in congratulating Katherine Moore, who received the UBC Faculty of Arts ‘Outstanding Leadership in the UBC Community and Beyond‘ award! These awards are given to dedicated student leaders who have made […]

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New eBrain Centre to be created at SFU Surrey campus

Posted on April 13th, 2018

SFU’s Surrey campus will soon house two new research facilities—one, a regional hub called the eBrain Centre, focusing on diagnosing and treating youth mental health and addiction, and the other, […]

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New Queen’s University Wellness Centre

Posted on April 10th, 2018

With hopes that the new wellness centre will bring Queen’s University students face to face with the resources they need, its new namesake has contributed $5 million to the building’s […]

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Premier breaks ground on new TRU nursing building

Posted on April 9th, 2018

Nursing and health-care assistant students attending Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will soon get their education in a new state-of-art building using modern technology and equipment to prepare them to deliver health […]

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Ontario making historic investment in mental health care

Posted on April 6th, 2018

Ontario is making an unprecedented investment in mental health and addictions that will improve care for the one in three people in Ontario who experience mental health or addictions challenges […]

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UBC panel examines how academic institutions can reduce stigma of drug use

Posted on April 5th, 2018

The University of British Columbia is bringing together academics, community members and people who use drugs in a bid to find out how institutions can reduce stigma around substance use. It’s […]

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More than just counselling, Okanagan Charter guides U of G to create healthy campus

Posted on April 4th, 2018

The University of Guelph is aiming to create a healthy campus where students, staff and faculty can look after their well-being outside of their daily lectures, assignments and exams. Aside […]

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The kids aren’t alright: It’s time to get serious and invest in student mental health

Posted on March 19th, 2018

Here’s an unsettling fact. One of Canada’s most-renowned universities, with a student population the size of a small city, is chronically reliant on philanthropic donations to meet the demand for […]

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UVic, Indigenous partnership to receive $567K from federal government

Posted on March 16th, 2018

The fledgling Songhees Innovation Centre received $93,410 in federal funding on Tuesday, its share of more than $27.8 million being disbursed among 45 projects to support First Nations economic development […]

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College of New Caledonia launches sexual assault awareness campaign

Posted on March 13th, 2018

The administration of the College of New Caledonia hope a recently launched campaign will get students talking about sexual assault and consent. On Thursday, staff at CNC launched the Red […]

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New UBC public health program will train Indigenous health leaders

Posted on March 12th, 2018

A new public health program offered at the University of British Columbia aims to address health inequities by training Indigenous health leaders working in communities across the country. The Certificate, […]

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Study finds “strikingly high” rates of depression and anxiety among graduate students

Posted on March 9th, 2018

Several studies suggest that graduate students are at greater risk for mental health issues than those in the general population. This is largely due to social isolation, the often abstract […]

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Campus workshop brings trauma-informed training to front-line staff

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Sexualized and domestic violence can be difficult subjects to talk about, but 300 members of the UVic and Greater Victoria communities came together on campus last month to do exactly […]

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Canadian Federation of Students wary of Liberal threat over campus sex assault

Posted on March 7th, 2018

The largest organization for post-secondary students in Canada is not quite ready to get behind a Liberal threat to consider withdrawing federal funding from universities and colleges that are not […]

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Student-led project reflects passion to help people do what they do, only better

Posted on March 6th, 2018

With a natural aversion to change, humans often have the mindset that if it’s not broken, why fix it? But if we aren’t making a conscious effort to continuously improve, […]

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MHCC creates discussion guide on recovery-oriented services for youth

Posted on March 1st, 2018

The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) Youth Council has created a video and discussion guide to help service providers understand the needs of youth when it comes to recovery-oriented […]

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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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Mental health research needs more than private donations

Posted on February 5th, 2018

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health announced recently it received a record $100-million donation from an anonymous donor – money that will be dedicated to research. This is welcome news, as […]

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Trent University in Peterborough launches Ontario’s first mental health and addiction nursing diploma program

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

Trent University is launching Ontario’s first mental health and addiction nursing graduate diploma. Designed for registered nurses, the program will allow nurses to develop their skills in the area of […]

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UVic professor pens illustrated history of Canadian drug policies

Posted on February 1st, 2018

With the ongoing opioid crisis and the imminent legalization of cannabis, a timely new book looks at the history of Canadian drug prohibition and traces how policies made decades ago […]

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Bell Let’s Talk and The Rossy Family Foundation commit $1 million to develop a national standard for post-secondary student mental health

Posted on January 31st, 2018

Bell Let’s Talk and The Rossy Family Foundation (The RFF) announced a joint $1,000,000 donation for the creation of a national standard for post-secondary student mental health to support student success on […]

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The stressful postgraduate environment often leads not to solidarity but to the impoverishment of research

Posted on January 30th, 2018

No one likes to talk about mental health in PhD programs, and much less about how the organisational culture in academic departments might affect it. Some people, however – particularly […]

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North Island College officially opens new Thunderbird Mall Campus

Posted on January 29th, 2018

Modern, state-of-the-art, and inspired by traditional Kwakwaka’wakw aesthetic, North Island College’s brand new Port Hardy campus is now ready to serve students from all over the North Island. With a […]

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Recent survey on student preparation suggests lack of confidence, not lack of skills

Posted on January 26th, 2018

The Strada-Gallup 2017 College Student Survey declares that “college students do not feel prepared for the workforce.”  Brandon Busteed who directs Gallup’s higher education research tells Inside Higher Ed, “Students are not nearly as […]

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Former foster kids in B.C. flock to college after tuition fees waived

Posted on January 25th, 2018

The number of former foster kids getting a free education at B.C. colleges and universities jumped 20 per cent after the NDP government waived tuition fees last fall, statistics show. […]

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Atlantic provinces to develop mental health framework in an effort to help students

Posted on January 24th, 2018

The Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training announced on Thursday it’s going to develop a mental health framework in an effort to help students in public and post-secondary […]

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Students and tech sector to benefit from tech-programming expansion

Posted on January 19th, 2018

Students and the tech sector will benefit from thousands of additional tech-related spaces at public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia, announced Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. […]

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Addicted to your smartphone? How to start kicking the habit

Posted on January 17th, 2018

From the intoxicating rush of a new notification, to the panic and helplessness of a dead battery, the emotions associated with cellphone use are very real. According to University of […]

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Government looks to create safer campuses with Prevent Sexual Violence campaign

Posted on January 15th, 2018

Students, faculty and staff at B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions are encouraged to share their thoughts on sexual violence policies through the Province’s Prevent Sexual Violence campaign website. “Campuses must be […]

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Breaking Down Barriers: Mental Health and Post-Secondary Students

Posted on January 12th, 2018

On January 9, 2018, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) published a policy paper entitled, Breaking Down Barriers: Mental Health and Canadian Post-Secondary Students. This paper delves into what mental […]

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Most big public colleges don’t track suicides, AP finds

Posted on January 11th, 2018

Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services. Tabulating […]

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Students are feeling more pressure than ever to be perfectionists — and social media may be to blame

Posted on January 9th, 2018

A study of Canadian, British and American students found that today’s college graduates feel greater societal pressure to be perfect than previous generations. One reason could be pressure stemming from popular […]

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Female professors get more grief from students, study finds

Posted on January 8th, 2018

University students across the province are heading back to school this week, and a new study suggests that female professors have added work demands compared to their male colleagues. Research […]

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Marijuana use down among minors, up among older Canadians, StatsCan study finds

Posted on January 3rd, 2018

More older Canadians, including senior citizens, are using marijuana as fewer minors consume the substance, according to a new study released Monday by Statistics Canada. The report shows that nearly […]

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UBC Okanagan students look to remove stigma associated with addiction

Posted on December 20th, 2017

A group of UBC Okanagan nursing students believes the stigma associated with addiction creates barriers and causes people to isolate themselves. They asked staff and students Tuesday to sign a […]

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5 ways to maintain self-care during the holidays

Posted on December 11th, 2017

Self-care during the holidays can be tricky. The routine changes, the junk food is plentiful, and society often creates a lot of pressure for perfection around this time – all […]

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Self-care plays key role in managing exam stress, says psychologist

Posted on December 7th, 2017

It’s exam season across the province and with that comes major stress for post-secondary students. Melanie Badali, a registered psychologist and Board Director with Anxiety B.C., says students should remember they are […]

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UBC faculty of education puts premium on mental health literacy for future teachers

Posted on November 30th, 2017

UBC’s associate dean of teacher education, Wendy Carr, has made it her mission to help educators play an important role in addressing a national mental-health crisis. “We know that a […]

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UBC survey seeks LGBT respondents for mental-health research to help address depression and suicide

Posted on November 29th, 2017

While LGBT people are at heightened risk for mental health issues compared to heterosexual counterparts, there has been a historical lack of data and LGBT–specific services in this area of […]

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Western-partnered mental health clinic earns community backing

Posted on November 28th, 2017

Western students experiencing a mental-health crisis will have access to a confidential walk-in clinic on campus three evenings a week as part of a ‘game-changing’ program funded through the London […]

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North Island College seeking households for international students

Posted on November 21st, 2017

North Island College’s Office of Global Engagement is hoping residents can help international students when more arrive in December. The college is calling on Comox Valley households to host those […]

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Can Canada bring more indigenous people and knowledge into universities?

Posted on November 14th, 2017

Walking across the Arctic tundra in Iqaluit, on Canada’s Baffin Island, it is not hard to appreciate Nunavut Arctic College is the territory’s only post-secondary institution, but it has five […]

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