UCalgary to pilot space in residence for sobering up

December 14, 2017

The University of Calgary will reportedly pilot a program in January that will see residence space repurposed to provide drunk students with a safe place to sober up. The space will have six beds, water, first-aid equipment, and a nurse on hand, and will be open on Thursdays and special occasions. Students will be free to come and go, and visits will not be documented. “In fact, we've gone to great lengths to make sure there are no repercussions,” said UCalgary’s senior director of student wellness, Debbie Bruckner. “We wanted to provide a safe place, with a certain amount of medical monitoring as well, so they're not going somewhere where they're isolated or risking travelling.” CBC