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Focusing on fentanyl

Posted on October 16th, 2018

If you party, plan ahead.

This resource was designed to help campus members understand the risks that students may encounter at parties, on-campus or off, in order to help students mitigate their risk in a realistic and responsible way. We encourage you to use this...

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...

A Framework for Thought and Action: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 18th, 2018

This is the first in a series of discussion papers that offer and apply a potential framework for guiding thought and action on substance use policy. Readers are encouraged to carefully consider and discuss the broad theoretical perspective of the frame, and then reflect with colleagues...

Do2GetThru video

Posted on July 18th, 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...

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,...

A framework for action: Promoting health with campus substance use policy

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: The resource presented is the first in a series of discussion papers from CARBC that offers a potential framework for guiding thought and action on substance use policy. Dan Reist, Assistant Director, and Tim Dyck, Research Associate, encouraged Summit participants to carefully...

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...

Dinner Basket Conversations at Selkirk College

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

Selkirk College has been hosting innovative Dinner Basket Conversations related to substance use, as part of the Changing the Culture of Substance Use project. See how Dinner Basket Conversations are hosted at Selkirk College, and get the ingredients...

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...

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