TRANSITIONING AS A STUDENT
Transitions was launched nationally on September 27, 2013 at University Hall in Dalhousie University. With a full audience from community organizations, universities, government departments, partners, supporters & endorsers as well as the media, Transitions made its way into the hands of care providers, staff, faculty and students this fall across partner universities in Nova Scotia.
A panel of guests including Dr. Bonnie Neuman, Vice President of Student Services at Dalhousie University; The Honourable Jane Cordy, Senator, Nova Scotia; Louise Bradley, President & CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada; Deputy Minister Carole Olsen of the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and Dr. David Pilon, Program Leader at Capital District Health Authority Addictions & Mental Health Program came to speak and provide their endorsement and support for the launch of Transitions. The Kids Help Phone & The Jack Project, along with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association and others both endorsed and supported the launch of Transitions both at the event as well as through their communication mediums.
In addition to the various highlights of the event, The Stay Connected Project, generously supported by The Fountains, invested in the purchase of 3000 copies of Transitions to be distributed across the partner universities & colleges (Dalhousie University, St. Marys University, Kings College, Mount Saint Vincent University & Nova Scotia Community College). The free App was also made available to 6000 incoming first year students, along with the eBook at a nominal cost of $0.99 for all students, staff, faculty & families.