Contact Health & Wellness

Location: University Centre 337
Email: healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 9270

Hours

September to April

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed for all statutory holidays and during the December holiday.

May to August

Hours and services may vary to allow for reduced staffing and vacations.
Office closed from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. for lunch  

To arrange an appointment, please contact the office by telephone as email messages are only checked once per day during business hours.

Note to Parents

Whenever possible, we encourage students to schedule their own appointments. If you are concerned about your child’s health and are unsure how to help them, please ask to speak with the clinic nurse and she may be able to assist you. While the nurse may not be able to respond to your request immediately, you will be assisted as promptly as possible.

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Meet the team

Hello! I began working at UBC Okanagan in 2006 and became Director of Health and Wellness in 2012. I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and I have completed my Masters of Counseling Psychology, and now pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I was raised on the Prairies and still consider that as “home” but I have enjoyed living in the Okanagan for the past thirty years. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the service we offer, please call me at 250 807 9261 or email me at roger.g.wilson@ubc.ca.

Hi there! I’ve been employed in health care, in one capacity or another, for more than 25 years. I’m excited to be involved in the evolution of the Health and Wellness Centre. Having lived in Kelowna my entire life, I have witnessed the incredible growth of UBC Okanagan. I look forward to seeing you in University Centre 337 and wish to offer you my assistance in arranging to meet with any of our Health Care Professionals. 

Hi. Primary Health Care includes all of the basic services that are required to meet our everyday health care needs. This includes physical, emotional and social concerns that you may have in regards to yourself or someone you know. Come see me for an assessment of any illness or injury, sexual health information, nutritional support, smoking cessation, dental concerns, mental health support or information about any health resources on or off campus. There is no charge for my services. I look forward to meeting you, even if it’s just to come and have a look around the clinic.

Hello! I’m Tracey, and am lucky to be one of several counsellors at UBC Okanagan. I came to UBCO ten years ago from Vancouver and enjoy supporting students making a similar transition to life in the Okanagan. I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC Vancouver in addition to training as a Life Coach. I have been working with university students in a number of capacities for the past 15 years. I enjoy partnering with students to help them create positive change in their lives and move closer to their academic, career and personal best. When I’m not busy working or playing with my 9 year old, I love to bike, swim and enjoy the mountains and lakes throughout the Okanagan.

Hello! I am one of the newest counsellors at UBC Okanagan, and I feel very lucky to work with such a diverse and vibrant community. Originally from Newfoundland, I have experienced firsthand the excitement – and challenges – of moving away from home and beginning a new chapter. After working or studying among several different provinces in Canada, I’m grateful to have moved to the beautiful Okanagan four years ago to obtain my Master of Social Work. In my spare time, you’ll often find me outside – I love swimming, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, and walking along the streets of downtown Kelowna! There’s always a new local cafe, boutique shop, brewery, or restaurant worth checking out. I look forward to being a part of your transition to the UBC Okanagan community! Welcome!

After years of harsh cold winters and too many short summers, Kelowna became my home in 2003. As if I wasn’t blessed enough to discover this gem of a place, I also lived in South East Asia for a few years while enjoying some volunteering and travelling (and eating a plethora of deliciously exotic dishes!). I joined the wonderful UBCO Health & Wellness counselling team in 2014. I have a Master of Social Work from the University of Ottawa and later completed an Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy through VATI while working full-time. I remember and understand all too well the challenges, delights, and stress of being a student. These kinds of juggling acts are often not possible without a strong dose of balance in other life areas… so I try to “practice what I preach”. I love connecting with nature & the outdoors (minus the mosquitoes), whether it’s camping, hiking or kayaking, as well as unleashing my creativity via art-making and cooking like a fearless amateur chef. I look forward to lending you a hand in addressing whatever challenge may be knocking at your door, and building more resiliency along the way so you are confident in your abilities.

Hi! I’m the Health Office Assistant for Health and Wellness. I moved to the Okanagan in 2005 from Calgary and since then have enjoyed every minute of it. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and kids. You can find me at the front desk at Health and Wellness. I look forward to assisting you schedule your time with our Health Care professionals and answering any questions that you may have.