Plant the Seeds and See What Grows: Education and Culture Change
Posted by Catriona Remocker on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
When I try to explain the kind of work that I do for CARBC, I often use the analogy of being a farmer. I am the Coordinator of the Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project, a multi-year project to build a vibrant community of practice on BC’s post-secondary campuses. But my work is similar to the farmer’s; I research, prepare and plan what we should grow, examine the growing conditions, help plant the seeds and then, along with my team, I continuously encourage their growth so that we will have a fruitful harvest. Read more
What good are drinking guidelines if no one knows about them?
Posted by Tina Barton & Sheena Gereghty on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Do you know the effects that having a glass of wine a night is having on your health? Or how your risk for certain diseases and cancers increases with every drink? If your answer is “no,” then you aren’t alone. Despite the fact that 78% of us drink, many Canadians aren’t aware of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, let alone what the guidelines are (no more than two a day, 10 a week for women; three a day, 15 a week for men). Read more