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...

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...

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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