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About 2018 Cannabis on Campus
For Higher Education Administrators Across Canada: Striking a Balance Between Cannabis Legalization and University and College Policy
Topics
  • What is the new law stipulation? What are the implications?
  • Developing policy around smoking, cultivation, edibles, being under the influence in class, health and safety, and drive safe messaging
  • Impact on residences
  • Adjusting horticulture and business courses
  • Education and prevention campaigns
  • Institutional messaging
  • Canada’s lower use guidelines and harm reduction
  • Research update on effects of cannabis in relation to academic performance
  • Web based self-help tools
  • Evidence based treatment information
  • Updated policies on medical cannabis products
  • Considerations for students facing mental health issues
  • Discuss science of cannabis as a legitimate subject of study
Speaker Organizations
  • Algonquin College
  • Bishop’s University
  • Durham College
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Calgary
  • University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
  • University of Washington
  • Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • GrowWise Health
  • Hicks Morley
2018 Cannabis on Campus Speakers
Learn about the speakers of 2018 National Conference on Cannabis on Campus
Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Ben Bridgstock
Manager, Counselling Services
Algonquin College
Dr. Stine Linden-Andersen
Dean of Student Affairs
Bishop's University
Debbie Johnston
Dean, School of Continuing Education
Durham College
Sarah Medel
Instructor, Medical Cannabis Fundamentals for Business Professionals
Durham College
Registered Nurse, Director of Patient Education
GrowWise Health
Dan Langham
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Queen's University
Deborah Book
Counsel; Chair of Cannabis Task Force
University of Calgary
Dr. Jason R. Kilmer
Asst. Director of Health & Wellness, Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Division of Student Life
University of Washington
Heather D'Alessio
Member, Board of Directors
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Jacqueline Luksha
Associate
Hicks Morley
2018 Cannabis on Campus Schedule
Learn about the schedule and topics of 2018 National Conference on Cannabis on Campus

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the  Chair

9:10 am – 10:10 am

Dr. Stine Linden-Andersen
Dean of Student Affairs
Bishop's University
Cannabis on Campus:  A New Reality
  • Adapting rapidly to Cannabis law
  • Harm reduction practices
  • Cannabis and mental health
  • Working with student government
  • Cannabis and residence life

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sarah Medel
Instructor, Medical Cannabis Fundamentals for Business Professionals
Durham College
Registered Nurse, Director of Patient Education
GrowWise Health
Cannabis 101: The Fundamentals
  • An introduction to the cannabis plant, species and strains
  • Medical vs. recreational streams
  • Commercial versus home production; what is/is not allowed when growing at home
  • Forms of consumption and their associated risks/benefits
  • Acquisition of medical vs. recreational cannabis (including “what is a dispensary” and where are they legal/illegal in Canada)
  • Overview of impairment determination
  • Understanding cannabis and its relationships to alcohol and other drugs

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dr. Jason R. Kilmer
Asst. Director of Health & Wellness, Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Division of Student Life
University of Washington
Possible Impacts of Cannabis Legalization on the College Campus: Observations and Lessons Learned 5 Years into Legalization in Washington
  • Scientific findings most relevant to prevention and intervention efforts with college students
  • Research on trends 18-25-year old’s in Washington
  • Observations and lessons learned over the past 5+ years
  • Implications for college campuses

12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Jacqueline Luksha
Associate
Hicks Morley
Legal Considerations for your Campus Cannabis Policy
  • Understand what is legal
  • Clarify your policy on recreational and medicinal cannabis
  • Considerations regarding medical use accommodation
  • Dialogue with students, and employees

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dan Langham
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Queen's University
Cannabis on Campus Through the EHS Lens
  • Navigating cannabis safety and environment issues for students and employees
  • Protecting employees, assets, and operations
  • Crafting useful, legal and clear policies with EHS considerations in mind

4:00 pm

Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Closing Remarks from the Chair

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am – 10:10 am

Debbie Johnston
Dean, School of Continuing Education
Durham College
Preparing Students for Success in the Cannabis Industry
  • Industry Scan
    • Current and projected size of the industry
    • Implications of industry growth on jobs
    • What kind of companies are there in the industry (now and going forward)? – e.g. Licensed Producers, medical educators, pain clinics, ancillaries
    • Federal and provincial legislation
    • A brief intro into regulatory requirements within the industry
    • What types of jobs are there in the industry, and what are employers looking for in candidates?
    • Compensation within the industry
  • Durham College’s dual-focused approach to preparing people for employment in the industry
    • Why we chose to focus on the business side (versus horticulture)
    • Our educational approach for experienced business professionals
    • Our educational approach for current post-secondary students
  • The value of partnerships between educators and industry
  • Challenges in education relating to this industry
    • Rapid pace of change
    • Regulatory framework
    • Stigma surrounding cannabis
    • Education offered by “non-traditional” providers

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Heather D'Alessio
Member, Board of Directors
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
A Student Perspective on Cannabis on Campus Policy
  • Identify what is truly the new reality and what is status quo
  • Assess the opportunities in research, personal health education, and career training
  • Overcome challenging areas of addressing medical vs recreational use, navigating tight restrictions on where it’s legal to consume and obtain, mail order cannabis on campus and in residences
  • Tips for prioritizing wellness, mental health, and harm reduction

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ben Bridgstock
Manager, Counselling Services
Algonquin College
Cannabis – Mental Health Considerations for Emerging Adults
  • Mental Health impact of Cannabis use amongst emerging adults
  • Considerations for students facing mental health issues
  • Harm reduction – a call to action:
    • A change in approach to substance use prevention and treatment
    • The cessation of ‘just say no” or abstinence-based approaches to substance use
    • The adoption of harm reduction-based prevention and treatment strategies
    • Algonquin College Umbrella Project – a brief case study

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Adapting to the New Cannabis Law at University of New Brunswick
  • The Dilemma: process meets politics
  • Committee and consultation
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Awareness and Education

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Deborah Book
Counsel; Chair of Cannabis Task Force
University of Calgary
Leveraging Research-Informed Decision Making and Stakeholder Engagement to Craft a Policy
  • Connecting expert researchers on campus and other campus stakeholders
  • Findings from our expert researchers: how this informed our decision-making
  • Key features of the Alberta legal framework and how it compares to others across the country
  • Messages received from stakeholders as we sought feedback on a draft Cannabis policy contemplating designated Cannabis smoking areas
  • Insights from the University of Calgary experience in the first month(s) since the legalization of Cannabis.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Question and Answer Period: Policy Development Key Issues and Concerns
Dr. Stine Linden-Andersen
Dean of Student Affairs
Bishop's University
Deborah Book
Counsel; Chair of Cannabis Task Force
University of Calgary
Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)

4:00 pm

Dr. Laurelle LeVert
Associate Vice President
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Closing Remarks from the Chair
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