In place of an annual Summit in 2015, Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses co-hosted a unique conference hosted by the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus.
The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges created a dynamic meeting place for practitioners, administrators, students, researchers and policy-makers from around the world to explore pressing issues and identify promising paths for healthy and sustainable campus development.
The conference was intended to mobilize the power and highlight the responsibilities and opportunities for institutions of higher education to :
- develop vibrant campus communities 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 supported 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. The conference included plenaries, panels, concurrent sessions, talking circles, networking, and consensus building.
A renewal process for the 2005 Edmonton Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Institutions of Higher Education enabled an update on regional and global network activity, relationship building, and the design of a new Charter that will inspire and inform future action.
Presentations from the Conference are uploaded to the official Conference website.
Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network
Download the new Okanagan Charter