Focus will be on how cannabis may affect campus communities
What: Curious about Cannabis: Panel discussion about the impact of the new legislation
Who: UBC Okanagan professors, students and staff
When: Wednesday, February 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: UNC 200 Ballroom, University Centre, 3272 University Way, UBC Okanagan
As the legalization of recreational cannabis comes closer to reality, conversations have begun to focus on the implications for campus communities.
UBC is hosting a panel discussion with students, faculty and staff about the pending changes; and how the new legislation will affect many different groups of people. The panel will share different perspectives and seek direction for future sessions on this topic.
- Nursing students Janine Mintz and Daniella Mitchell. Mintz is also a member of the Voice Campus Health Project
- Graduate student Michelle Thiessen, chair of the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
- Ian Mitchell, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Southern Medical Program, UBC
- Zachary Walsh, associate professor of psychology, Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan
- Shelley Kayfish, director of Campus Operations and Risk Management and a member of UBC’s Marijuana Policy Development Committee
- Michael Serebriakov, Office of the University Counsel and member of UBC’s Marijuana Policy Development Committee
While this panel discussion will highlight what the implications may have on the campus community, this event is open to the public. It is free to attend, but pay parking is in effect.
To attend in person or via webinar, please register at: curiouscannabis.eventbrite.ca
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.