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Promising Paths: Research, Practice & Policy for Healthy and Sustainable Campuses; International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges; University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus

Kelowna, British Columbia
June 22-25, 2015

The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges/VII International Congress will create a dynamic meeting place for researchers, practitioners, administrators, students, community representatives and policy-makers from around the world to explore pressing issues and identify promising paths.

The Conference is designed to mobilize the power, identify the responsibility, and highlight the opportunities for Universities and Institutions of Higher Education to:

  • Develop vibrant campus environments where everyone thrives
  • Provide exceptional learning opportunities
  • Advance knowledge and practices that contribute to other campuses and communities locally and globally

The interactive conference design will support knowledge exchange among a diversity of people interested in the intersections of: human and environmental health and wellbeing, ecosystem sustainability, economic development, and learning and productivity on campuses and beyond.

Delegates will co-design a new international Charter to inspire and guide future action. Through dialogue, network activity and drawing from the 2005 Edmonton Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Institutions of Higher Education, the new Charter will shape a conference outcome that is meaningful for moving forward in the context of other key developments such as the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Health in All Policies, and initiatives such as Healthy Cities.

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Early bird rate ends April 30th.