Once you know better, you do better.

We get it. At the end of a tough week, partying seems like the only way to release the stress. And whether it’s obvious or not, our reliance on substances has consequences; consequences for ourselves and within our communities. #14DaysDry challenges us to think about substances like alcohol and find alternative behaviours we can engage in to lead healthier lives.

This year, #14DaysDry is bringing you two weeks of events on campus and in residence, including a mixology class, movie nights, and impaired vision simulations. See the full schedule below! #14DaysDry is a collaboration between Ryerson Housing and Residence Life, Student Life Programs, Student Health and Wellness, Ryerson Security, and is supported by Molson.

Events during #14DaysDry 2019: Sunday, March 10 to Saturday, March 23

Your Budget: Does Alcohol Fit?

March 11 – POD 60 Lounge – 11:00am-1:00pm

From Housing & Residence Life and the Ryerson Residence Council. What are your top 5 expenses as a student? Does alcohol fit within this budget? Drive-thru this quick program to give you insight on your financial wants vs. needs as a student to bring awareness and influence financial planning as a student.

#14DaysDry Mixology

March 12 – SLC Amphitheatre – 11:00am-3:00pm

From Student Life, we want to know if you try making some delicious mixed drinks that are alcohol free? Join us on March 12th from 11:00am-3:00pm at the SLC Amphitheatre where we’ll have all the ingredients you’ll need to create these drinks on your own! Take home our recipe cards so that you can have them anytime you like!

A Sobering View: Impairment Simulation

March 12 – SLC Amphitheatre – 11:00 am-3:00 pm

March 21 – SLC Amphitheatre – 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Community Safety & Security will be speaking to students about personal safety while drinking. Ryerson Security will be administering sobriety tests using state of the art Fatal Vision Goggles®. Come out and attempt to walk a straight line, pick up objects without falling over, or play catch with one of our security staff.  The unimpeded mind will have a chance to see how the body reacts to alcohol without having cognition impaired!

RU Ready to Party?

POD 60 Lounge – March 14 – 11:00am-1:00pm

From the office of Student Dispute Resolution, Prevention & Education, this interactive program will engage students to think about how they might navigate challenging situations they may encounter while in space where alcohol and substances are being used.  Students will toss a ping pong ball into various cups to select a scenario to respond to. Students will be asked questions like, “You see a friend drinking more than usual and becoming heavily intoxicated. How might you check in with them?”, or, “Your friend wants to drive to a house party after smoking marijuana.  How would you talk to them about taking a cab?”. The goal is to engage students in conversation about how they can plan for a safer night out, talk to their peers about problematic behaviors, and resources they can access both on and off campus.

What’s in a Real Drink? Drink Pouring Activity

POD 60 Lounge – March 15 – 12:00pm-2:00pm

From Housing & Residence Life and the Ryerson Residence Council. Have you ever poured ‘a drink’ for yourself or someone else? Were you measuring how much alcohol – whether it is spirits, liquor or beer – was going into the glass? Do you eyeball it? Join us for this stop-and-go, short program to measure what your perception of a drink is to reality.

Consent Pong

March 18 – TRSM Lobby – 11:00am-12:30pm

March 19 – POD 60 Lounge – 1:00pm-2:30pm

March 20 – ENG Lobby – 2:30pm-4:00pm

Test your skills and consent knowledge with a game of Consent Pong. Try and toss ping pong balls inside a plastic up and answer questions about Consent. Come show us what you’ve got for a chance to win prizes.

Connect with SHARP Ambassadors – Various Dates

March 12 – SLC Amphitheatre – 11:00am-3:00pm

March 13 – POD 60 Lounge – 11:00am-1:00pm

March 14 – POD 60 Lounge – 11:00am-1:00pm

March 19 – POD 60 Lounge – 1:00pm-2:30pm

March 20 – ENG Lobby – 2:30pm-4:00pm

March 12 – SLC Amphitheatre – 2:00pm-4:30pm

Come join the SHARP Ambassadors for conversations, games and activities surrounding harm reduction and responsible substance use. With the legalization of cannabis this will also be an opportunity for students to talk to SHARP Ambassadors about the health, academic and legal impacts of cannabis use on and off campus.