Our Mission: In the midst of the massive opioid crisis in BC and across Canada, students need to have easy access to information and resources on harm reduction. 

What’s harm reduction? Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to minimise negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws. Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights – it values autonomy, life, choice, respect, education, compassion over judgement, reducing stigma, and no discrimination or punishment.

Harm reduction is…

  • A public health approach that aims to reduce harms related to substance use
  • Non-judgmental
  • Treats people with respect
  • Supporting people to be safer 
  • Helps people connect with others and develop healthy relationships.

To learn more about harm reduction on campus: 

→ sign up for Naloxone training (below!)

→ visit the Harm Reduction Centre in the basement of the SUB

Naloxone Training Workshops 

The opioid overdose crisis continues to claim lives in our community. What can you do to help? Get Naloxone training! Naloxone is a medication that counters the effects of an opioid overdose and can save lives. We need more community members to be prepared to support someone experiencing an overdose. 

We offer these free Naloxone trainings online! Training sessions are open to everyone and each participant will receive a free naloxone kit at the end of the session.

We have hosted several Naloxone training workshops over the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms. We will update this page when our 2022-2023 training schedule is released.

Our First Summer Free Naloxone training is Thursday, July 7th, from 12-1 PM. This Naloxone Training will be hosted on Zoom. The link to join is below, if you have any technical difficulties or questions please reach out to Izzy, Director of Campaigns and Community Relations at campaigns@uvss.ca

Meeting ID: 874 0973 1490
Password: 641703

More details can be found here on the Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1ZqxQyfUm or email Izzy!