A new international charter, an outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges / VII International Congress, signals a challenge to universities and colleges to create healthier campuses and healthier communities.
“Universities and colleges must be exemplars of health-promoting communities,” says Deborah Buszard, University of British Columbia Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Okanagan campus, where the Charter was drafted last June. “The Okanagan Charter is a powerful call to action for post-secondary institutions to embed health in our campus policies and services, to create environments which support health and personal development, and to become communities with a culture of well-being.”
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