Opioids on campus: What are Canada’s post-secondary institutions doing to keep you safe?

Post-secondary students, many who have moved away from home for the first time, have the potential to face all kinds of hazards and dangers. While young adults have been known to experiment with drugs and alcohol while attending school, recent research reveals they are now at greater risk of hospitalization due to opioid overdoses. This means Canadian post-secondary institutions are now tasked with the balancing-act of educating students, while also doing their best to keep them safe from life-threatening drugs. According to a 2016 report co-authored by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 13 people were hospitalized due to an opioid overdose on an average day in Canada in 2014-15. The report also found […]

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Bike thefts increase across campus

Bicycle vandalism and thefts on campus are on the rise, according to the department of university safety, after three bikes were vandalized and four were stolen between May 25-30. Ryan Marshall, a fourth-year linguistics student, said he experienced the acts of vandalism first hand on May 29 when his bicycle was tampered with. Marshall said he parked and locked his bike on the bike racks between Residence Commons and Glengarry House at 8:45 a.m, where, according to Marshall, he returned eight hours later and noticed the rubber handgrips were missing. “A special constable came and took me back to my bike where I realized I was also missing a white front LED light I’d purchased, as well as the speed […]

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RRRA petitions housing to keep space

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) plastered 1,200 petitions on the walls surrounding the housing department office Nov. 11, protesting what they say is unfair treatment of their association. RRRA lost two of its office spaces last spring, and will also lose room 232 in Glengarry House and their convenience store Abstentions when renovations begin in May 2013, said RRRA president Omar Bainto. The petitions were posted over bulletin boards designated for off-campus housing notices, which is against the university’s poster policy, said constable Richard Sabourin of the department of university safety. Campus safety asked RRRA to take the petitions down and did so respectfully, he said. Bainto said campus safety initially stated that the petitions cast the university in […]

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