Frankly Speaking September 2018

Frankly Speaking 2018

 

The Opioid Epidemic: How do educators become more accountable during the crisis?

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, hosts the second installment of FRANKLY SPEAKING on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.

Last year across Canada an average of 11 people lost their lives per day due to an opioid overdose. British Columbia suffered the greatest loses with roughly 4 of those 11 deaths per day. 2017 saw a record number of opioid-related deaths in Vancouver with 365 fatal overdoses – almost double the amount in 2016 and over triple that of 2014. Across British Columbia and Canada the opioid crisis has become a pandemic, and one that effects primarily young people. As leaders and educators it is our duty to learn about how we can help combat this crisis.

FRANKLY SPEAKING provides alumni and friends of UBC’s Faculty of Education with the opportunity to hear from prominent speakers on featured topics relevant to the field of education.


Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
12:30 – 1:00 PM Registration
1:00 – 2:20 PM Program
2:20 – 3:00 PM Reception*

Ponderosa Ballroom
UBC Point Grey Campus
6445 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC

Cost: Complimentary

*light afternoon refreshments and conversations


Featured Speakers

 

Brad Baker

Brad Baker

District Principal of Aboriginal Education and Safe and Caring Schools, North Vancouver School District

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LeslieMcBain

Leslie McBain

Family Members Engagement Lead, B.C. Centre on Substance Use

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Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

Director, Implementation & Partnerships, B.C. Centre on Substance Use and UBC School of Population and Public Health Adjunct Professor

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Frankly Speaking September 2018

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Questions? Please contact education.alumni@ubc.ca or 604 827 2221.