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The School of Nursing is excited to announce that our Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grant. SARAVYC is one of only 9 in BC (75 Canada) to be successful in the grant competition and received $2,994,951 to continue their valuable work.
Dr Elizabeth Saewyc and the SARAVYC team have released a new paper that discusses the drinking trends of BC teenagers.
Still Here is a photo project featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals affected by suicide. LGBTQ people are four times more likely than heterosexuals and cisgendered people to attempt suicide and suffer from depression. Yet no LGBTQ-specific suicide resources exist in Canada.
The end of term for Dr Suzanne Campbell approaches all too soon, but after a brief and fruitful search, the advisory committee has unanimously supported, and the Provost has approved, the appointment of Dr Elizabeth Saewyc as the incoming Director of the School of Nursing.