Understanding the Campus Culture and Drinking Behaviours of Male Students

Dr. Salinda Horgan, Research Associate, Queen’s University along with undergraduate student researchers

“Doing” alcohol may be a form of “doing” gender and a legitimate strategy for male students to negotiate the social and academic stressors of university life. Unfortunately, the compounding effects of excessive drinking, risky behaviour and lower aptitude for help-seeking can result in diminished levels of wellbeing for male students. Workshop participants will actively explore the connections between socially constructed masculine ideals, substance use and mental wellness, as they pertain to the everyday realities of male students.