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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...

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...

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses 2017 SUMMIT Snapshot Report

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Re-visit and reflect on the two-day event that saw 194 attendees from 23 post-secondary institutions across BC and beyond explore mental health strategy development and evaluation. This Snapshot Report provides an overview of the Summit’s speakers, workshops,...

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...

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...