About The Study
UniVenture is a wellness study designed for university students modelled after an existing, successful, and internationally recognized and utilized program called PreVenture. The study offers specialized workshops that help students learn and develop useful skills, set long-term goals and channel their unique personalities toward achieving them.
"UniVenture is a partnered research study with the goal to test, adapt and share an effective, sustainable targeted wellness program"
UniVenture is a multi-site study that includes workshops for undergraduate students at five representatively diverse Canadian university sites. Students can attend workshops at Dalhousie, St. Francis Xavier, Montreal, York or British Columbia Okanagan.
This program uses the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) to determine which students are eligible to participate based on the personality type they align with. The four personality dimensions are Negative Thinking (NT), Anxiety Sensitivity (AS), Sensation Seeking (SS), and Impulsivity (IMP).
This partnership involves social science experts, university Student Affairs, student-led organizations, on-campus clinics, and other partner organizations. These partners bring together the necessary scientific and practical knowledge, expertise, lived experience, and knowledge sharing capacity to tackle this critical social issue in a manner that no one group could alone.
Clinical Psychology Training Program
Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation
Faculty of Science and Department of Psychiatry
Dean of Science’s Science FOR initiative
Health promotion society (HPRO)
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Université de Montréal
Clinicians - Psycho education
Clinicians - Psychology
Success Support Center
Centre de Soutien a la reussite
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Students for Healthy Alternatives & Risk Prevention (SHARP)
Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research
Student Counselling and Development
Undergraduate Psychology Student Association (UPSA)
St. Francis Xavier University
SPOR Support Units