UCalgary pilots substance-free student housing


The University of Calgary’s Recovery Community and Student Residence Services are piloting substance-free housing options for the 2023-24 academic year. This pilot project houses a small number of students who are in recovery from substance use or who live a substance-free lifestyle for reasons including health or religion. A release from UCalgary states that the purpose of substance-free housing is to provide supportive and safe spaces where students can prioritize their campus experience without being exposed to triggers or temptation. Interest in this housing has increased exponentially and the recovery community has said that it hopes to increase the number of spaces available at these substance-free units for the 2024-25 academic year accordingly.