UBCO, Okanagan College back international health charter

July 3, 2015

Last week, Canadian institutions joined postsecondary schools from around the world in signing the Okanagan Charter, an international agreement committing the participating institutions to the inclusion of health promotion and sustainability in all policies and practices. The charter was developed by delegates attending the recent International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, which was hosted at UBC Okanagan. The first institutions to sign the charter were represented by UBC President Arvind Gupta, Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton, Simon Fraser University Student Society President Enoch Weng, and UBC Students’ Union Okanagan President Tom Macauley. Conference Chair Claire Budgen said, “higher education has a special leadership role to play in the promotion of health across sectors, departments, disciplines and professions.” Kelowna Capital News | UBCO Release