Webinar 2 with 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 is webinar 2 of 2 in this series.

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.

Resources Mentioned in this Webinar

Consent Programming

How do I talk about consent?

Article on practical tips on consent from Planned Parenthood

Video Scenarios: Consent 101 Planned Parenthood:


Driver’s Ed for the Sexual Superhighway: Navigating Consent

Bystander Resources


Extra Videos on Sexual Violence Prevention from Blue Seat Studios that We Love

On countering rape myths:

Consent is like sipping tea: On understanding consent