Special Events, Meetings and Activities
Symposium for PEP-AH members
PEP-AH members are invited to attend a symposium to learn about campus-based interventions that reduce alcohol-related harms among college and university students.
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Location: Grand Times Hotel Sherbrooke, 1 rue Belvédère, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1H 0G8
First meeting objectives:
- Hear from international experts, network with colleagues working to reduce alcohol harms on Canadian campuses, and learn more about strategies and programs targeting individual students, the campus culture and surrounding communities.
Program at a Glance:
- PEP-AH’s Advisory Committee is proud to present the symposium program. Download the Program at a Glance
Note: The program is subject to change. Updates will occur as additional details become available.
In 2004, Jocelyne was named secretary of the faculty and vice-dean of student life. General secretary for Sherbrooke University since 2009, she was also vice-president (international relations) from 2009 to 2017. Co-chair of the France-Quebec Council for University Cooperation from 2010 to 2014, she was awarded the rank of knight of the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic.
Jocelyne works in close collaboration with student associations and has worked to promote responsible use of alcohol and reduce alcohol-related harms. Sherbrooke University has also contributed to the Youth Alcohol Use and Its Harms: Case Study in the Community of Sherbrooke study and the Canadian Postsecondary Education Alcohol and Drug Use National Survey pilot project, which helped raise the awareness of concerned stakeholders and bring forward new practices.
In 2014, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) awarded Jennifer a career development award to examine the impact that event-level alcohol-related consequences have on subsequent drinking decisions among heavy drinking college students. Most recently, she received a five-year grant from NIAAA to examine predictors and consequences of high-intensity drinking and alcohol-induced blackouts among young adult drinkers. She also collaborates on a study involving the delivery of alcohol norms information via text messaging to college student drinkers. She has current methodological interests in qualitative methods, ecological momentary assessment, advanced data analysis and intervention development.
Among his professional activities, Robert has served on several review committees for research funding, as a board member for the Society for Prevention Research and on several committees for the Research Society on Alcoholism. He served on the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Drunk Driving and the NIAAA’s Task Force on College Drinking. He has twice served on the advisory board of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. He has been a consultant to many colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
Mark’s current research projects include an evaluation of North Carolina’s substance abuse prevention system and a collaborative study with the University of Kentucky seeking to improve messages promoting organized disposal of prescription drugs. He directs the North Carolina Behavioral Health Disparities Initiative and the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center, and co-directs Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Center for Research on Substance Use and Addiction. He has authored or coauthored over 100 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, as well as numerous reports, editorials and book chapters, and one book.