Get involved with the Student Leaders & Recent Alumni Group -
Join a list! Vote on the fall event date!
Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses is a province-wide Community of Practice -- a group of people who share the common goal of promoting campus mental health and reducing risky substance use. The initiative facilitates the exchange of ideas/strategies/resources, new learning and action across campuses. The community is comprised of students, counsellors and student service professionals, practitioners, instructors, administrators, community organizations and government partners from BC and beyond. To learn more visit –  


The new Student Leaders & Recent Alumni group developing within HM/HC wants to invite other students to get involved!

Up until now, students and recent alumni have connected via teleconferences, email and at mulit-stakeholder events like the Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Summits. This fall will be the FIRST time that BC students and recent alumni will come together and focus on group-identified priorities, including defining the Student Leaders & Recent Alumni group purpose and structure (and maybe a new name!). 

Bringing together students and recent alumni from across BC offers a significant opportunity for sharing ideas and building momentum for student-led action on individual campuses and provincially. What do we mean by action?  Engagement events, campaigns, peer groups, initiatives, research, advocacy, etc. About what? From raising awareness about mental health to increasing support to changing policies, practices, programs and environments that impact student wellbeing, learning and success. 

Interested in getting involved?
  • Confirm how you want to be involved
  • Vote on the date for the event (by October 1st)
Click here to submit your response.
I want to:

1) Join the event planning committee 

2) Attend the event

3) Get involved with the group after the event 

4) Stay connected through the HM/HC general community of practice 
Click to Respond
Help pick the date for the fall event. Vote on what days would be good for you!

Potential Event Dates:

Saturday, October 18th

Saturday, October 25th 

Saturday, November 8th

Saturday, November 15th

NOTE: The opportunity to enter your vote will be available until October 1st

Words used to describe the upcoming cross-province event for students and recent alumni 


The idea for the group emerged out of an interest expressed by students to stay connected after they attended Summit 2012

Based on preliminary conversations, a few ideas regarding the purpose of the group include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Facilitate cross-province student/recent alumni knowledge exchange (e.g. ideas, initiatives, research, resources, tools, etc)
  • Collaborate on joint projects, events, research, etc
  •            e.g. A committee planned the student/recent alumni presentation session at the HM/HC Summit that took place in Vancouver January 2014 [click link to view Summit website or report]
  • Provide a ‘student voice,’ input and feedback on HM/HC related projects, resources, events, etc
  • Advocate on provincial-level issues
The group is new and intended to be emerging and inclusive to ALL students and recent alumni who are interested in participating (recognizing that members will range in their level of involvement from observers to sharers, developers and active agenda setters, depending on their interests and availability over time).
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