On September 6, 2017 the Government of Alberta announced their continued
support for campus mental health in the Lethbridge region. By providing $1 million each year, for the next three years, to the University of Lethbridge, students can be assured that their mental health supports on campus will remain robust and of the highest quality.
“We are excited to see a continued investment on behalf of students and their mental health at the University of Lethbridge,” said Reed Larsen, VP External of the University of Alberta Students’ Union and Chair of the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS). “The incredible results that have come out of their campus over the last four years show that this funding really does better the wellbeing of students. CAUS and students are excited to know more about the funding model and allocations as they role out across the province.”
Today’s funding announcement ensures that the University of Lethbridge will be able to continue to provide vital campus mental health services to students on the campus and within the city they call home.
VP External of the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union and Vice Chair of CAUS, Conner Peta said, “University of Lethbridge students will be thrilled by this announcement today. The Government of Alberta has shown concrete action in their desire to support students mental health needs, and we are excited to work with administration and government over the next three years of this funding.”
The Council of Alberta University Students will continue to work with government and institutions to ensure that students are involved in collaboration on campus mental health moving forward.