November 5, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
As of October 17th, 2018, institutions across the country will officially have a new challenge on campus due to the legalization of cannabis. Regulations and legislation around the legislative change have been implemented and handled differently from coast to coast.
During this one-hour webinar, Andrew Leitch, Director, ERM Programs at the University of Alberta, will present the results of the recent CAUBO Cannabis survey. The survey was developed to gain a better understanding of what members have done or are planning to do to prepare for the regulations in their jurisdictions.
Members will also have an opportunity to ask questions and share information.
Registration Fee for Members: $50
Andrew Leith, Director, ERM Programs, University of Alberta
With degrees in English literature (University of Alberta) and journalism (Ryerson University) and experience as a freelance writer and corporate communications officer, Andrew joined the University of Alberta in 2000. Since that time, he has had a variety of roles, including public affairs associate, presidential speechwriter, policy developer and project planner. Since joining Risk Management Services in 2008 he has been involved in countless initiatives, including the active shooter response video (in use by universities and colleges across North America), major health and safety campaigns and institutional budget communications.
His interest in risk communication and strategic planning provided a natural entry into the fascinating area of enterprise risk management, which he describes as a continuous process of pulling complex pieces apart and putting them back together to provide and share new insight into uncertainty.
Andrew co-chaired the University of Alberta’s Cannabis Working Group, which met over a course of nine months to identify, evaluate and (he hopes) manage the many uncertainties associated with legalizing this controversial substance. The group’s final report included 19 recommendations, all of which were accepted by university administration, including one to permit smoking and vaping of cannabis on university properties (and he’d be happy to explain to anyone how the working group arrived at this recommendation!)
When not at work Andrew enjoys golf, yoga, motorcycling, puttering around the yard and hanging around with his wife, two teenaged daughters and three dogs.