Strategic review of health at UBC Okanagan
This message was sent to all faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan.
14 September, 2021
A message from Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan; and Michael Burgess, Associate Provost, Strategy, UBC Okanagan
Since the inception of UBC Okanagan in 2005, our campus has experienced tremendous growth—both in student population as well as our research and program offerings. This dramatic growth has included an expansion of health-related activities and programming across all faculties at UBC Okanagan. Earlier this year, UBC Health, which facilitates health-related collaborations across all disciplines at UBC’s two campuses, released its strategic plan—Better Health Together.
Now is an opportune time to build on the current momentum on the Okanagan campus around health-related activities. Recent growth and evolving plans and opportunities are a good foundation for strategizing health-related programming at UBC Okanagan. We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Provost is undertaking an external review of the campus’ health programming and activities, with an emphasis on enabling collaboration, growth and better support for health-related teaching, research and community engagement—across and within all faculties, as well as with our Indigenous and community partners.
This is an important exercise to determine an overall approach to developing a sustainable Health Strategy for our campus that will inform diverse outcomes—such as faculty recruitment, program development, integrating health-related research and teaching and others.
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