Provincial Funding to Help Change Culture of Substance Use at TRU

Posted on March 1st, 2016

“Brandon de Krieger knows the journey through university life can be daunting.

He started out at the University of Western Ontario intent on a career in math. He then veered into  science.

Finally, in his third year, realizing he would rather deal with people than pipettes, he found his niche at Thompson Rivers University as its residence-services supervisor.

It’s a job that has de Krieger working closely with the student population, a task that has been enhanced through a provincial program that addresses healthy lifestyles.

Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU) is run by the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s B.C. division.

This week, the provincial government announced the project will receive $400,000 to continue to grow the program.” 

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