When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Where: Ponderosa Commons, Ballroom, 6445 University Boulevard.
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.