UBC Connects with Michael Pollan: Related Events

Dr. Evan Wood

On February 11, 2019, Dr. Evan Wood, Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and UBC Professor of Medicine, will be speaking with journalist Michael Pollan at a UBC Connects event about his research on how psychedelics drugs may be used to treat substance use issues. If you’re interested learning more about this research and the work that Dr. Wood and his team at BCCSU are doing, check out some upcoming events.

Events focused on substance use and psychedelics research

Feb 13–16, 2019 – Stronger Together – Surrey

Stronger Together is a BC Centre on Substance Use series of dialogue and learning sessions for families and allies impacted by substance use. The events explore systemic barriers to family support, share promising practices, and brainstorm solutions.

May 10–11, 2019 – 20th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference

The conference aims to advance collaborative practice in mental health care in primary care and community settings. Dr. Wood is one of the key speakers.

Events focused on mental health supports

Until Apr 30 – “I’m worried about my mental health. What can I do?” Workshop

A workshop series for UBC students where they can learn about mental health and how to cope when you’re not feeling your best.

Feb 25, 2019 – The Working Mind for Employees

A half-day workshop for UBC employees, The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based, workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for employees.

Feb 11–Mar 8, 2019 – UBC Wellbeing Challenge 2019

In alignment with Move UBC (February) and Nutrition Month (March), the Wellbeing Challenge invites you to explore opportunities to nourish your body and be more active on the UBC Vancouver campus.