International Summer Leadership Academy Competition Recipients
The Postsecondary Education Partnership—Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) chose 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) — were selected to participate in the event that took place at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Health Science in Slovenia, from June 16 to 22, 2019.
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.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the Postsecondary Education Partnership—Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) offered students the opportunity to take part in the seven day international Summer Leadership Academy for Alcohol Harm Prevention.
Date: June 16 to June 22, 2019
Location: University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Health Science, Slovenia
Academy Rationale: The Academy aimed to benefit participants, campuses and PEP-AH in three primary ways
- Prompt a shift in conversation and drinking culture on campuses;
- Result in measurable, campus-based initiatives, led and inspired by Academy participants, aimed at reducing alcohol-related harms on campuses, to be shared across PEP-AH; and
- Promote an evolution of students’ perception of their role in reducing alcohol-related harms on campus, which could create new or strengthened partnerships among campus administrators, students and PEP-AH.