Our Commitment to Indigenous Students
UBCO is working towards building meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial partnerships with the Syilx peoples. UBC has begun to implement its Indigenous Strategic Plan (2020), taking a leading role in the advancement of Indigenous peoples’ human rights. We at Student Wellness are committed to continuing to work towards taking meaningful steps in an effort to address the calls to action outlined in the Action Plan.
Community & third-party resources
Community Physicians & Resources
Students who are looking for a family physician in the Central Okanagan are encouraged to visit Divisions of Family practice.
Walk-in and virtual clinics available in the Central Okanagan can be accessed on Medimap.
24/7 Counselling Service
The Province of British Columbia has developed a 24/7 free, confidential and community referral service available via app, phone and web. Visit Here2Talk.
The Wellness Centre: Online
Visit The Wellness Centre: Online for 24/7 access to self-care modules and resources that include sessions with nurses, counsellors, and peers, wellness tips, community connections, and support.
Early Alert enables faculty, staff, and TAs to identify concerns and provide better support for students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk. This gives students the earliest possible connection to the right resources and support, before difficulties become overwhelming.
About our work
Good student health is foundational to student health and wellbeing, which relates directly to curricular and co-curricular education, learning and development, and to students’ progression towards educational achievement. The Student Wellness team works together and with our campus and community partners to provide excellence in student health care.
Various theories inform the work that we do; these include best practices in nursing, counselling, medicine, campus development, community models, and population health.
Our commitment to the promotion of healthy living and mental health is empowered through the Okanagan Charter.
We respectfully acknowledge the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples, in whose traditional, ancestral, unceded territory UBC Okanagan is situated.