Leveraging the Okanagan Charter to reflect on the crises of our times

People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities
Theme: Innovation

On Dec. 9, 2020, speakers from UBC, the University of Waterloo and McGill gathered virtually for a conversation on the challenges post-secondary institutions face with regards to complex issues around health and wellbeing, including the implications surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, and the renewed urgency to advance Indigenous peoples’ human rights and to address systemic racism for historically racialized communities.

The dialogue is based on principles and framework of the Okanagan Charter, which recognizes that the wellbeing of people, places, and the planet are interdependent and provides us with a common language, principles, and framework to address these pressing systemic issues concurrently.

Visit the event page to learn more about the session, or watch the virtual event below.

This dialogue series is one way in which UBC is advancing sustainability and wellbeing as a living laboratory model will address social and environmental issues beyond our campuses (Strategy 3: Thriving Communities).