U of Calgary give students space to sober up

The University of Calgary (U of C) is giving students a safe space to sober up after having too much to drink called the Post Alcohol Support Space (PASS). The PASS is not something completely new as universities like University of Guelph and Queen’s University already have similar programs.  According to Debbie Bruckner, the senior director of student wellness at the U of C, the idea is to reduce harm from excessive drinking as a part of the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Postsecondary Education Partnership-Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH), which started after an Acadia University student died from alcohol poisoning.  The repurposed residence space will have six beds, water, first-aid equipment and a nurse on hand to monitor the students. “We know students report having done things they later […]

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