Truth told: Petra Schulz

MacEwan University, JANUARY 9, 2019

Truth. The pursuit of this five-letter word is the responsibility of every post-secondary institution: to seek truths that are sometimes universal, often personal and occasionally just plain controversial.

It also happens to be the theme of a TEDxMacEwanU event on January 23, where MacEwan faculty members and alumni will explore truth in its many forms.

Petra Schulz never planned to be a harm reduction advocate, but her life changed forever on April 30, 2014 when she and her husband discovered their son Danny’s body on the bathroom floor of his apartment. He had injected what he believed to be “street oxycodone,” but what turned out to be a deadly dose of a then little-known drug called fentanyl. Since that day, she has been sharing her personal story and working to change the way we look at substance use.

Truth told: Petra Schulz