As the death toll rises, students work to save lives with anti-stigma campaign
Over the last two years, a group of UBC nursing students have been following the overdose crisis while trying to come up with a life-saving solution. Now that they are in their final year of undergraduate studies, and with the crisis gaining momentum, they see the eradication of stigma as an important way to solve this crisis.
The stigma associated with substance use causes fear of losing employment, housing, friendship, or family. Supported by the UBC Tuum Est student fund, these students have created resources to combat stigma and save lives.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to visit the Fipke Centre foyer on November 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to 'Think Outside the Stigma' and take the Stop Stigma pledge. Organizers will have anti-stigma swag to hand out and refreshments to share.