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November 23, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Understanding Cannabis Use on Campus


Due to unavoidable circumstances, this webinar has been rescheduled. The new date and time for this webinar is Friday, November 23, 2018 at 12pm (eastern).

Join Dr. Ian Mitchell and the Student Health and Wellness Community of Practice in this webinar discussing cannabis legalization, potential impacts on campus, harm reduction strategies, and realities about cannabis use. 

Faciliated by Dr. Ian Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell's biography:

My family moved to Canada from Northern Ireland in 1968 and we ended up settling in Kamloops in 1970.  My father worked as a general surgeon at the Royal Inland Hospital and I grew up in lower Sahali. I went to Beattie Elementary, Sahali Junior and then Kamloops Senior Secondary, graduating in 1982.

I left Kamloops then for a bachelor of science degree in pharmacology at the University of British Columbia, followed by medical school at McGill.  I completed a specialty training program in Emergency Medicine at McMaster University and then began working at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.  I worked for 8 years at St. Paul’s, interrupted by two years working at the Shaikh Khalifa Medical Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  After returning from Abu Dhabi, I met my wife Erin in Vancouver and we returned to Kamloops to raise our family.

I now live a few blocks from where my family first set down roots and live with my wife, two children, and a small ecosystem of pets.

I still work predominantly as an emergency physician at the Royal Inland Hospital, with a number of other activities. I am the Site Scholar for the Kamloops Family Medicine Residency Program, teaching doctors in training about how to interpret and conduct research.  I am a coinvestigator in a triple blind randomized clinical trial on the effects of cannabis on PTSD at UBC Okanagan. I see patients in consultation for medical cannabis through the Medical Cannabis Resource Center at 929 Laval Crescent.  I am on the editorial board and a contributing author for Using Medical Cannabis.

I can be found at @travels2little on Twitter.


CACUSS Member: $39
Non-Member: $79

Once you register, you will receive an e-mail with the login information for Adobe Connect. Following the webinar, all registered participants will receive a webinar recording. 

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