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Promoting Health Literacy: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 18th, 2018

This is the third in a series of discussion papers reflecting on a health promotion framework for policy initiatives that bear on substance use. This paper explores developing capacity to manage health by attending to culture, engaging in holistic drug education and intervening to encourage...

Building Community: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 18th, 2018

This is the second in a series of discussion papers reflecting on a health promotion framework for policy initiatives that bear on substance use. Various policies that make no explicit reference to substance use can have a significant impact. This paper takes up the critical area of enhancing...

Community Cooking Workshops

Posted on April 4th, 2018

This promising practice is an initiative offered by Simon Fraser University (SFU) to international undergraduate and graduate students. It relates SFU’s experience in providing community cooking workshops and offers suggestions on why and how other post-secondary institutions might host...

CMHA BC endorses the Okanagan Charter

Posted on November 14th, 2017

A year after six Canadian campuses were the first to adopt the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (the Charter), four leading organizations endorsed it.

The Canadian Association of College and University Student...

Ideas for investing in student success

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: Given the strong focus on mental health and addiction care in BC Budget 2017, this plenary session sought feedback from Summit participants on systems-level investment. Of the $140 million allocated for targeted investment in services and supports in BC schools, homes, and communities,...

Thriving at UBC: Encouraging healthy minds on healthy campuses

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Professor Santa J. Ono at SUMMIT 2017: Professor Ono shared his story in full for the first time, and how it has shaped his leadership. “I learned the hard way the importance of balance and support,” said the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British...

Lived experience leading to change

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Meredith Graham and M.J. Ziemann, both inspiring young leaders, set the scene at SUMMIT 2017 by sharing the challenges they faced living with mental illness in foster care and post-secondary, and how they persevered. Together, they used their experiences to draw attention to the “symphony...