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Summer LEAHP

Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention 2019: Student Experiences

In June 2019, four Canadian students took part in the first Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention (LEAHP) in Slovenia. They shared their experiences of the summer school at the Post-Secondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms Symposium in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in October 2019.

International Summer Leadership Academy Competition Recipients

The Postsecondary Education Partnership—Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 International Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention competition.

Four ambassadors — one from each PEP-AH region (Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic) — have been selected to participate in the event that will take place at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Health Science in Slovenia, from June 16 to 22, 2019.

The four individuals are:

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Cassandra Chisholm
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.
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Marilyn Hardy
Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Que.
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Madi Sutton
Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
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Alex Vincent
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.

Cassandra, Alex, Marilyn and Madi will joined 22 other students from 11 additional countries for six days in expert-designed and delivered courses, conferences and workshops intended to help reduce alcohol-related harms on campuses.

Before their departure for the Leadership Academy, they had to plan with their institution a project or activity linked to an alcohol-related issue or problem identified on their campus. When they returned from the Academy, they were to use what they learned there to help them implement the project or activity.

Each of PEP-AH’s over 40 member institutions could select one candidate’s application for consideration for the competition. The PEP-AH National Committee reviewed the applications and selected one individual to represent each region.