Social expectations of what male and female students should or should not do with respect to their own gender identities and gender relations directly affects their drinking patterns and health seeking behaviours
Social expectations about what male and female students should or should not do, with respect to their own gender identities and gender relations, directly affect their drinking patterns and health seeking behaviours. Gendered social structures are especially reflected in harmful norms and practices connected to the idea of masculinity–and impact on male university students’ drinking behaviours.
Dr. Shu-Ping Chen is an assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Chen, together with Heather Stuart and Salinda Horgan at Queen’s University, conducted a gender-based analysis of drinking behaviours among university students.
Shu-Ping Chen shared the results of that study at the 2017 Issues of Substance Conference in Calgary, Alberta in November 2017.
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About Shu-Ping Chen
Dr. Shu-Ping Chen, PhD, MA, BSc, is an assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine (Occupational Therapy) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Dr. Chen’s current teaching and research focuses on people with mental health issues, including two main themes: social inclusion for individuals with mental illnesses and mental health promotion. She has expertise in research related to stigma reduction, recovery, disability, and campus mental health. Dr. Chen is one of the lead investigators for The Caring Campus Project. This multi-institutional project focuses on substance abuse issues, aiming at reducing the stigma associated with substance misuse and creating a more inclusive post-secondary campus environment.
Issues of Substance 2017: Addiction Matters
Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country. The premier learning event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new developments and best practices, and to get practical training related to prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. IOS is also a forum for showcasing new research and knowledge mobilization efforts in the addiction field. The theme for IOS 2017, held November 13-15, 2017 in Calgary (Alberta), was “Addiction Matters.” The annual conference is hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction was created by Parliament to provide national leadership to address substance use in Canada. A trusted counsel, CCSA provides national guidance to decision makers by harnessing the power of research, curating knowledge and bringing together diverse perspectives.
CCSA Vision: a healthier Canadian society where evidence transforms approaches to substance use.
CCSA Mission: to address issues of substance use in Canada by providing national leadership and harnessing the power of evidence to generate coordinated action.
Together with its partners, CCSA is working to improve the health and safety of Canadians: “We will achieve this goal by nurturing a knowledge exchange environment where research guides policy and evidence-informed actions enhance effectiveness in the field.”