19th Annual George Brown College Mental Health Conference

19th Annual Mental Health Conference - Cannabis on Campus: What now?

Friday, June 29, 2018
Toronto, ON

This year’s theme was “Cannabis on Campus: What Now?

George Brown’s annual mental health conference was hosted by George Brown College's Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies and Academic Services & Student Affairs departments, with sponsorship from the RBC Foundation.

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Presenters and attendees explored:

Cannabis use and mental health and how the upcoming legislation may impact our campuses and our communities. Speakers shared their expertise on supporting students for maximum mental health and well-being. The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health also launched their Cannabis Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario’s Campuses Toolkit.

Thank you to our presenters and the conference moderator Tenniel Rock, as well as our panelists.


Featured Speakers / Presentations:

Pearlyn Ng

Pearlyn Ng, Research and Knowledge Exchange Coordinator
Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health

Abby Goldstein

Dr. Abby Goldstein, Canada Research Chair in Psychology of Emerging Adulthood; Clinical Psychologist

Jean Hopkins

Jean Hopkins, Policy Analyst
Canadian Mental Health Association

Amanda Neilson

Amanda Neilson, Harm Reduction Consultant and Addiction Counsellor, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

Tamar Meyer

Tamar Meyer, Supervisor, Provincial System Support Program
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Thanks to the generous permission of our presenters, these PowerPoint presentations are available. Please ensure that you credit the authors when citing the work. (Note: all presentations are in PDF format)


Conference audience at the auditorium
Presenters answering the audience questions
Dr. Abby Goldstein during her speech
Sign language interpreters
Conference organizers
Amanda Neilson during her speech