Webinar 1: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus: Balancing Our Thinking

Dear Community of Practice Members,

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU) Webinar Series, which will include a variety of interactive webinars on hot topics and key material from CCSU project guides over the coming year!

The CCSU team has been developing several engaging guides meant to support the development of specific tools or approaches to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community.  We have taken research and evidence and distilled it for a campus context.  The guides provide an overview and key considerations for those who are looking to create and adapt programs, practices or policies related to the hot topics.

The team would like to hear what your thoughts are on the guides and engage in a reflective discussion around substance use on campuses across the province. 

Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus

When? Sept. 30th, 2014 3:00- 4:30pm

The first webinar in the series is Balancing Our Thinking Around Drinking led by Tim Dyck from the Centre of Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC).  This webinar will look at how campuses might apply Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines on campus from a socio-ecological perspective.  

As we have limited capacity, everyone interested in joining must RSVP using the registration button below.  Teleconference details, along with a link to our virtual meeting space, will be sent to participants 48 hours in advance of the webinar.  Feel free to invite anyone who may also be keen to engage in a discussion about low-risk alcohol use on campus. 
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    Stay Tuned for Other Upcoming Webinars Including:

  • Clearing the Air: Low Risk Cannabis Use on Campus
  • Substance Use Policies on Campus
  • Creating a Healthier Campus Residence 

CCSU Project: Phase III

In September 2012, the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association-BC Division (CMHA-BC) with funding provided by the Ministry of Health, launched the Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU) Project within the BC Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses (HM/HC) Community of Practice (CoP). The ultimate goal of the project is for post-secondary students in British Columbia to experience and exhibit healthy relationships with alcohol and other substances within the context of a healthy campus culture. To help achieve this goal, the project aims to build local capacity among stakeholders at British Columbia’s post-secondary institutions and collaboratively develop new mechanisms of change to promote healthier relationships with alcohol and other substance use on campuses.

Through consultations, knowledge exchange between campuses, and co-creation of evidence based resources, the project is designed to facilitate action by campus change agents and a provincial infrastructure of support.  Currently, there are eleven campuses across British Columbia involved in the project, who entered as Phase I and Phase II campuses.

We are very excited to announce that the CCSU Project has been renewed and will continue for another year, thanks to continued support from the Ministry of Health.  We are very pleased and excited to gain this opportunity to continue working with the campuses involved in this project to further explore what it means to change the culture of substance use on campuses.

Interested in learning more about the CCSU Project?  

Check out the CCSU Prezi presentation!

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