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Measuring impact

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: Jennifer Alsop, Research Analyst at Community Action Initiative, and Sara Pedersen, Program Director with The Rossy Family Foundation, presented an overview of initial and iterative evaluation approaches and the importance of accountability requirements. Jennifer and Sara also...

Stories of change: The value of qualitative evaluation through narrative

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Change Dialogue #2 at SUMMIT 2017: A panel of recent and current post-secondary students weighed in on ways in which campuses have been effective in supporting student mental health and fostering an environment of well-being. Meredith Graham, Child and Youth Care Counselling Student at Douglas...

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...

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...

Cross-Sector Café

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: This interactive break-out session built on the conversation started by the K–12 and post-secondary panelists in Change Dialogue #1. In the format of World Café, Summit participants were also invited to engage in a collaborative dialogue around three key questions:

A platform for collaboration across K-12 and post-secondary

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Change Dialogue #1 at SUMMIT 2017: Representatives from K-12 and post-secondary examined the strengths and opportunities of each sector and how they might be harnessed collectively. When it comes to what it will take to shift from separate spheres to a united front, this multi-stakeholder...

Navigating the complex world of youth: Creating a continuum of connectedness from K–12 to post-secondary

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Carol Todd at SUMMIT 2017: Students face common, and often complex, mental health challenges that necessitate a focus on prevention and early intervention. This starts and ends with consistent, constant care and support across the education spectrum. If we teach...

Identifying the Big “P” and Little “p” Policies within Institutions, Communities and Government

Posted on March 17th, 2016

Summit 2016 participants were invited to collectively pinpoint key policies- within post-secondary institutions, surrounding communities and government- that impact mental health, well-being and substance use in the campus context. Using Think-Pair-Share, participants were encouraged to...