Webinar Series with the Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH)

Join Healthy Campus Alberta for a webinar series presented by the Western Region of the Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH).  PEP-AH is a group of universities and colleges from across Canada committed to understanding the student drinking culture, working to develop best practices to reduce harms from alcohol, and sharing these practices to help promote student health and safety across the country. This webinar is a two part series.

Featured in this webinar:

International perspectives to alcohol prevention and project implementation: Summer LEAHP (International Summer Leadership Academy) 2019 with the University of Calgary, Cassandra Chisholm, Undergraduate student in Faculty of Kinesiology

This presentation will focus on the experiences, guest speakers and key take-aways from Summer LEAHP. Then, the presentation will explore the development and implementation of the harm reduction project on the UCalgary campus.

Role of peer support in supporting students struggling with substance use and the harm reduction approach with University of Manitoba, Britt Harvey, Health & Wellness Educator, Student Affairs

Featured in this webinar:

Inclusive Social Norms Campaigns and Mindful Drinking at a Canadian Campus with the University of Regina, Melissa Burdon, Alcohol Education and Awareness, Student Coordinator

The University of Regina created and implemented two innovative harm reduction initiatives: Inclusive Social Norms Campaigns and Mindful Drinking Workshops. The first initiative included two campaigns which aimed to address the discrepancy between perceived and actual levels of consumption, foster a growing trend of lower consumption levels, and provide an inclusive representation of religious, cultural and personal norms regarding alcohol consumption.

The second project included Mindful Drinking Workshops which applied the concept of mindfulness to student drinking practices, and in doing so, provided students with the self-awareness and skills necessary to develop protective and mindfulness strategies into their drinking practices.

How should we provide education on alcohol use and sexual violence: Recommendations for sexual violence prevention programming with University of Saskatchewan, Brittany Thiessen, Graduate Student in Applied Social Psychology and Clare Fotheringham, Honours Student in Psychology   

To reduce sexual violence, university students need to have an understanding of what constitutes sexual consent and feel confident in their ability to recognize, identify, and intervene in situations that may lead to sexual violence. We will share findings from a campus-wide needs assessment on the relationship between students’ attitudes toward sexual consent in alcohol-involved situations and their prosocial bystander efficacy regarding sexual violence, and provide recommendations for prevention programming surrounding alcohol use and sexual violence.