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"Call for Proposals" Exciting Announcement 
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Dear Community of Practice Members,


March is fast approaching and the Summit Planning Committee has been busy preparing for our 2016 Annual Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit.  We are very excited to announce the Summit will take place at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver.

Here's a quick snapshot of what you will find in this update:

Dates: March 11 & 12 (Pre-Summit Workshops March 10) 
Venue: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver
Accommodations: The Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver 
Call for Proposals: Invitation to share your "promising practices" or propose an "emerging practice area" 
Registration: Details to be announced in January
"As a result of the Summit I have a renewed mind. My perspectives have changed and my inspiration to bring awareness and support to my campus is fired up and excited for the future."

-Summit 2014 Participant
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Dates for Summit 2016

Make sure you mark your calendar! The Summit will be held March 11th and 12th, 2016 with Pre-Summit Workshops on the afternoon of March 10th.

Venue for the Summit

We are excited to announce that Summit 2016 will take place at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver.  
 
This venue was created to facilitate dialogue and enhance interaction, with the main plenary hall a "UN-style" circular set-up. This old bank building has been turned into a unique meeting space with stunning architecture, natural light and state-of-the-art technology. This venue will be perfect for our upcoming Summit, as it's a space to stimulate meaningful discussion and share ideas.
 

Summit Accommodations

The Metropolitan Hotel has provided us with an outstanding rate.  This unique boutique-style hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, only a 7 minute walk from the Summit venue.

The special rate for conference delegates in
$119.00 (plus tax) per room, per night.  

To get this phenomenal rate, please call or email and mention "Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit 2016" when booking.  You will have the choice of a Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Queen or Deluxe King room all for the rate of $119.00.  

Bookings must be received by February 16th, 2016 to get the group rate. 

Phone:
604-687-1122 or toll free 1-800-667-2300

Email request to: 
reservations@van.metropolitan.com
Hotel Features Include:
  • Indoor lap pool, whirlpool, sauna 
  • Free weights and machines
  • Squash courts 
  • Business centre with work stations, printers, copiers
  • 24-hour room service 

Guestroom Features Include:
  • floor-to-ceiling marble clad bathrooms
  • WIFI throughout the building, dual-line phones, voicemail 
  • spacious working desk and luggage storage 
  • juliette balconies and floor to ceiling opening windows 
  • complimentary in-room coffee and tea, daily newspapers 
  • Deluxe twin rooms have two twin beds, perfect for anyone looking to share a room

Call for Proposals 

We want your participation in Summit 2016! You are invited to submit one or both of the following: 

1) A "Promising Practice" to Share During the Pop-up Market for Innovations

Tell us about a promising practice, tool, initiative, resource, policy, etc that you would like to share at the Summit because you think others will be interested in learning more about it. The purpose of the Pop-up Market for Innovations is for community of practice members to build awareness about their promising practices through a 5-10 minute "pitch" to small audiences circulating around the Market. Your task is to quickly and meaningfully engage folks in the marketplace to look at and think a bit about your promising practice and how it might fit into their campus context.

2) An "Emerging Practice Area" for Co-Developing a Deep Dive Working Session 

Propose an idea you are grappling with, a challenge you are facing, a question or a resource/policy/process/strategy you are working on that you would like to collaborate with the Planning Committee to develop into a working session for Summit 2016. The purpose of these working sessions will be to leverage experience and skills from across the community or practice to enhance collective capacity for advancing efforts to develop mentally healthy campus communities. 

Potential Working Session Categories:

- Alcohol and substance use policies 
- Campus mental health and wellbeing strategies – from development to implementation 
- Developing and applying a “mental health and wellbeing lens” to post-secondary policies  
- Dialogue as a mechanism for engagement and change 
- Evaluation of settings and whole systems approaches 
- Learning environments and instructor/faculty engagement
- Sexual violence prevention and responses / Promoting the development of healthy relationships
- Other (please specify) 


Click here for more details and to view the application form. 

Registration 

Stay tuned for registration opening in January 2016. Details will be announced in January.
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