9 April 2018

As the chair of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of British Columbia, 2017 Foundation scholar Stephanie Lake hosted an art show and student community dialogue on the opioid crisis on campus.  In an article published on 29 March 2018 by The Ubyssey, Lake declared that the impact of the opioid crisis on students remains rarely discussed, despite the fact that substance use is a part of Western student culture. Creating a space for honest and vulnerable dialogue is a first step towards understanding how youth experiences the crisis – and towards sensible policy change. 

Stephanie Lake is a 2017 Foundation scholar, a doctoral student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and a researcher with the BC Centre on Substance Use at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Read the article here.

Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake (population and public health, University of British Columbia) is investigating how the medical use and legalization of cannabis might help the ongoing opioid overdose crisis affecting British Columbia and the rest of Canada.

2017 Scholars