Helping People Who Use Substances

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Many of us can and do use alcohol, cannabis, prescription medications or other substances in ways that carry minimal risk of harm. But sometimes we may lose our way and start using more, or more often, for a wide variety of personal, social or environmental reasons. The guide offers suggestions...

Summit 2014 Snapshot Report

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Read the Summit Snapshot Report for an overview of the two day event that took place in January 2014.

Understanding Substance Use

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This guide addresses substance use from a health promotion perspective.  Like food, sex and other “feel good” things in life, psychoactive substances (or drugs) change the way we feel. And just as food and sex help humans survive and thrive but can also get us into trouble—with our...

CCSU Snapshot Report

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This report provides an overview of what the Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project (CCSU) is all about. Included is a conceptual model that outlines the theory of change in the project. You can also get a better sense of what participating campuses have been working on to change...

Activities, Policies, and Resources to Address Substance Use on British Columbia Campuses: A Literature Review and Scan

Posted on January 21st, 2015

The main purpose of this report is twofold. First, to articulate the findings of a scan of the literature, designed to identify recent drug use prevention and cessation activities, policies, and resources that have demonstrated some efficacy in post-secondary educational settings. Second,...

Growing a Vibrant Community of Practice

Posted on January 21st, 2015

A Prezi Presentation that provides an overview of what a community of practice (CoP) is and how you can launch, grow and evaluate a CoP. The presentation references helpful materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, as well as from Etienne Wenger and Beverly...

Plant the Seeds and See What Grows: Education and Culture Change

Posted on January 20th, 2015

A short blog on how to use education to shift a culture of substance use on campus.

From Our Students

Posted on January 17th, 2015

A graphic recording from the Students’ Roundtable (Panel Discussion) at Summit 2012. This armchair discussion featured a number of student leaders from across British Columbia. Each of the panelists was called upon to share their perspectives on the role of healthy campus communities,...

Rethinking Success for Indigenous Students

Posted on January 17th, 2015

A graphic recording from the presentation “Rethinking Success for Indigenous Students: Intersecting Dynamics of Health and Cultural Relevance in Shaping Educational Environments” at Summit 2012. For many Indigenous students, success means more than making it through to graduation....

Is There a Toolkit For That?

Posted on January 17th, 2015

A graphic recording from the keynote address by Dr. Jennifer White at Summit 2012 – Promoting Campus Wellness in the Midst of Plurality, Complexity and Contested Knowledge: Is There a Toolkit for That? Over the past several years, we have witnessed a veritable explosion of “strategies”...

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