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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...

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...

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...

Clearing the Air: Lower-Risk Cannabis Use on Campus

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

This is one in a series of resources meant to guide the development of specific tools to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community. This resource aims to dispel some of the haze.  It considers the...

Balancing our Thinking around Drinking: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Balancing our Thinking around Drinking: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus is one in a series of resources meant to guide the development of specific tools to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community....

Dinner and Dialogue: Engaging Community in Conversations about Drinking Culture

Posted on December 24th, 2015

This is a guide on how one might host a dinner and dialogue on the culture of alcohol with members of the community. This first part of the guide outlines the reasons one might host a dinner and dialogue, as well as a potential planning and facilitation approach to a dinner and dialogue....

Healthy Relationships with Food & Substances on Campuses: A Framework for Moving Forward

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

Eating and substance use are associated with health issues on college campuses. Like sex and other feel-good things in life, food and psychoactive substances change the way people feel. And, just as food and substances have benefits, they can also lead to health and social problems.

The...

A Guide for Promoting Healthier Residence Environments

Posted on October 20th, 2015

This guide is one in a series of resources intended to serve a comprehensive approach to promoting healthier relationships with alcohol and other substances in post-secondary settings. Grounded in evidence and theory, it features ideas and suggestions for supporting the creation of a healthier...

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