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Low-Risk Cannabis Use on Campus
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We are very excited to be offering an enhanced version of the webinar: Putting the Pieces Together: Low-Risk Cannabis Use on Campus.  This webinar will coincide with April 20, 2015 or â€œ4:20”, a timely contribution on a topic that may be on some of the minds of our campus stakeholders.  The current atmosphere around cannabis on Canadian campuses and in society is quite hazy. This is partly the result of conflicting messages around the impact of consumption on those who use the substance. 

This webinar will aim to dispel some of the haze. It will consider incidence, motivations for and effects of use, offer some suggestions on content for communication to encourage lower-risk practice among those who decide to use cannabis, and allude to means through which that messaging can be shared on campus. 

We will be holding a Q&A session with Dr. Tara Lyons, intended to offer our community members another perspective on promoting healthier cannabis use on campus. Dr. Lyons is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC in the Urban Health Research Initiative & Gender and Sexual Health Initiative.  She is a founding member and served on the national executive for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy.  

Learning Objectives   

  • Become familiar with both micro and macro level factors that influence cannabis use both on and off campus
  • Consider the beneficial and harmful aspects of cannabis use and how these aspects impact decisions that influence use on campus
  • Explore the role of prevailing attitudes and current legislature when creating campus cannabis use policies
  • Become familiar with the Paradox of Prohibition Curve and the tradeoffs around various substance use policies
  • Explore areas for action on campus around cannabis, including managing accessibility, quality control, information brokering, contexts for use, policy and messaging


This webinar will be led by Tim Dyck and Catriona Remocker from the Centre of Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC).

2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges: 10 Years After the Edmonton Charter


Don't Miss the Early Bird Rate 

We are pleased to announce that the Conference Early Bird rate and Abstract Call has been extended until April 30, 2015, to welcome international colleagues, under-represented regions and updates on priority topics. Register here to take advantage of the reduced rate.


Survey for International Charter Pre-Conference Consultation

A new International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Institutions of Higher Education is being co-designed to inspire future action around the world on campuses and beyond. The new Okanagan Charter is being developed through input from this consultation survey as well as critical dialogue at the June 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges: 10 Years After the Edmonton Charter (VII International Congress). See the 2005 Edmonton Charter

Your input is important in the development of the new Charter.  We invite you to complete the survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes and will be open until April 30, 2015.

Take the survey now:    

We are seeking broad, international input from people active in the field, including researchers, academics, administrators, practitioners, policy makers, students and so forth.

Please forward this survey to others you think would be interested.
Thank you in advance for completing the survey.

Volunteer Recognition

April 12-18th, 2015 is National Volunteer Week.  We would like to sincerely thank you for all of the work you do at your campus/organization and within your community.  We appreciate all of the time and energy each of you dedicates to the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses community to make it the vibrant community that it is.


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