Each topic area has been identified as an area of priority interest by the UBC Okanagan Campus Community. Ongoing partnerships have developed amongst staff, students, and faculty who are engaged and interested in taking action on various topic areas. For further information on each interest area please follow the links below.

If there is a particular topic you identify as an important factor in creating a healthier campus community, that is not already included in the current areas of research, please connect with us. VOICE strives to respond to the community on issues that are relevant and timely. The interest area may be a topic VOICE can get involved with, or we may be able to refer to you to groups or partners who are working on related issues.

Mental Wellbeing

Help us create a supportive campus culture for positive mental health.

Substance Use

Get involved in supporting harm reduction and safer substance use .


Help us transform our built and natural spaces on campus to promote wellbeing.

Food and Water

Work with us to support food security and availability of healthy food options.

Physical Activity

Join us in inspiring our campus to move more and sit less.

Sexual Health

Volunteer to help with events to promote healthy relationships and safer sex.

Students can join the VOICE research project any time, bring their ideas to us or work with us for certain course credits. Staff may join as co-researchers on projects connected with their positions and interest. Faculty members may work on research projects related to campus health that aligns with their research programs or areas of interest. Faculty can also collaborate with Campus Health to enable students to gain research experience for course credit.