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1,2,3…Food Fight!!

Did you know that students are one of the most vulnerable populations in Canada for experiencing household food insecurity? What exactly is this issue faced by 40% of your UBC peers? Imagine not being able to afford food, skipping and compromising on the quality of your meals, and jeopardizing your overall well being because of […]...

Cannabis information for incoming students

The Campus Health Voice team in collaboration with UBCO Student Services provided information about recreational cannabis to incoming UBC students in their CREATE bags. The postcard included Health Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, UBC policies related to the use of recreational cannabis on campus, and resources available to students.

VOICE students attend National Student Food Summit

VOICE student co-researchers, Kimberly Rutledge and Desiree Amaral, joined 70 students from across Canada at the National Student Food Summit held at McMaster University. The conference provided an opportunity learn about Meal Exchange Canada, a charity that works with student leaders to transform the food on their campuses, with a focus on sustain...

Vaping – Briefing Note

In response to recent reports of the increases in youth and young adult vaping across Canada, the Campus Health Voice team prepared this briefing note to provide important information about vaping to our campus community. A strategy to address the needs of the UBCO campus related to vaping is under development. Options being considered are […...

Healthy Beverage Initiative at UBC Okanagan

UBC Wellbeing Scholar, Morgan Alford, and Campus Health Voice team conducted a survey at UBCO to assess attitudes toward healthier beverage choices and consumption patterns. In June 2018, 438 campus community members completed the survey. Based on findings the following interim recommendations were made to guide the implementation of the Healthy Be...

Recreational cannabis at UBCO campus

In this report, the Campus Health Voice Project team describe initiatives they have led over the past 1.5 years to provide opportunities for discussing and sharing information about recreational cannabis, and to gather information about ways to support informed decision making regarding the use of cannabis. Based on learnings from these initiatives...

Smoking and UBC Okanagan

The Campus Health Voice Project has been learning about the views of students, staff and faculty about smoking on campus over the last four years.  Information gathered through surveys, individual consultations, stakeholder interviews, and small and large group dialogues are summarized in this report.  Based on our findings recommendations are pr...

Patterns of cannabis and tobacco smoking and vaping at UBC Okanagan

The Campus Health Voice Project team collaborated with UBCO Operations and Risk Management to observe gazebo use patterns following legalization of recreational cannabis. Based on our findings recommendations are provided. A copy of the full report is available here.

UBC Wellbeing Strategic Framework launched

Drawing on extensive consultation and current research, UBC is focusing on six priority areas for action in a strategic, collaborative, and system-wide effort to make the university a better place to live, work, play, and learn. The framework is guided by the Okanagan Charter, a shared call to action for partners, leaders, and community members [&#...

Saving lives: Opioid awareness and naloxone training

Over the past year, the Campus Health Voice team partnered with Students for Healthy Alternative and Risk Prevention (SHARP) and nursing students to provide opioid awareness and naloxone training. Trained SHARP students and the nursing students hosted booths where interested students could drop in and receive opioid and naloxone training. In Januar...