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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...

A guide to peer support programs on post-secondary campuses: Ideas and considerations

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Peer support for mental health is an area of interest for many post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. Campus members have implemented, and continue to implement, unique programs offering students a variety of services and supports that connect them with a community of their...

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...

Under our Influence: Shifting a Culture

Posted on June 23rd, 2017

This Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU) video was designed as a useful tool to intrigue and engage those in post-secondary communities who may be curious about what is involved in changing a culture (in general and, in particular, around substance use). It is intended to...

Most Significant Change Stories at Selkirk College

Posted on April 28th, 2017

This guide includes seven examples of first-person accounts of culture shifts at Selkirk College, as part of the Dinner Basket Conversations initiative. Participants were invited to tell their stories of change until the “Most Significant Change Story” emerged to signify the value or...

Most Significant Change Stories for Dinner Basket Conversation Facilitators

Posted on April 28th, 2017

Dinner Basket Conversations have been hosted on Selkirk College campuses for the past six years in an effort to gather information from students about substance use patterns and mental health challenges. These conversations have been observed to have a therapeutic effect on both...

Promising Practice: Do2GetThru

Posted on April 28th, 2017

Do2GetThru is a project at Camosun College in Victoria, BC, that explores the culture of substance use on campus. Since Camosun College is a commuter campus, the landscape around substance use is different from that of many other post-secondary institutions with on-campus student...

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