Vancouver Island University has launched a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy graduate certificate program, which it says is the first of its kind from an accredited university in Canada. Students in the program will complete theory and supervised practice as they learn how to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapies. The program was developed with learnings from Roots to Thrive, and VIU’s Elder-in-Residence will help deliver the curriculum to support decolonization and reconciliation. The program coordinators and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) have collaborated to ensure that students in the certificate program will also meet the requirements of the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program. The program will be offered in a part-time, online format so that working professionals from across Canada can access the training. VIU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.