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Summit 2016 Call for Proposals - Submit your ideas by January 20th

New to the Summit this year,
we are excited to organize

A Pop-up Market for Innovations
Deep Dive Working Sessions

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 to build awareness about your promising practices through a 5-10 minute "pitch" to small audiences circulating around the Market. Your task will be 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 to view the application form >>
Key Details

January 20th at 5pm

Who can submit a proposal?
Students and Alumni 

What topics are sought after for the Market?
We are looking for promising practices from across the continuum, for students as well as other campus members

Conceptual Framework from the National Guide

Can more than one proposal be submitted by a campus or organization?
Yes, most definitely

Can I share this call for proposals with other people in my network?
Yes, please share this call with anyone you think might be interested

When will we be notified?
The Planning Committee will be in touch with applicants by the end of January

Further questions?
Contact Shaylyn 
via email 
Read Later
Save the Dates for Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit 2016
March 11 and 12, with pre-Summit workshops on March 10

Venue for the Summit

Summit 2016 will take place at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 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. 

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

Email request to:
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


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