Early bird rate extended until April 30th- Register now!
June 22-26, 2015

At the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Promising Paths: Research, Practice & Policy for Healthy and Sustainable Campuses
CONNECT with people from around the world 
DISCOVER the latest thinking and research
CONTRIBUTE to the International Charter development
CO-DESIGN paths for the future

Conference Overview

The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges/VII International Congress will create a dynamic meeting place for researchers, practitioners, administrators, students, community representatives and policy-makers from around the world to explore pressing issues and identify promising paths. 

The Conference is designed to mobilize the power, identify the responsibility, and highlight the opportunities for Universities and Institutions of Higher Education to:
  • Develop vibrant campus environments where everyone thrives
  • Provide exceptional learning opportunities
  • Advance knowledge and practices that contribute to other campuses and communities locally and globally

The vision of CMHA is “mentally healthy people in a healthy society.” Read the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses co-host announcement and brief background on the International Conference – click here >>

Early Bird Deadline 
April 30th, 2015

Due to high demand, the early bird deadline has been extended until April 30th. 

Don’t miss this chance to take advantage of the early bird rate!  Register soon as space is limited.

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Keynote Speakers and Panelists

Distinguished speakers include:
Dr. Mark Dooris, Dr. Trevor Hancock, Dr. Richard Keeling and more! 

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions of paper presentations, panels and talking circles include research studies (new knowledge development, knowledge translation and evaluation), practice innovations (multiple disciplines and organizational sectors) and policy developments related to the Conference themes and intersecting topics.

Over 160 abstracts were received from 39 countries around the world!

Click here to view examples of the concurrent sessions >> 

Sponsoring the Conference

Can you think of any organizations or companies that may be interested in supporting the International Conference?  Download the sponsorship opportunities leaflet and share.  

Why Sponsor?

The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Sponsors have an opportunity to:
  • Demonstrate leadership in healthy and sustainable communities, mental health promotion and whole person development
  • Support institutions of higher education to become action-oriented communities that promote the wellbeing of people, environments and economies, thus creating exceptional experiences for campus populations and models for other communities
  • Gain access to influential delegates from Canada and around the world as they share promising developments in research, practice and policy
  • Support the renewal of an International Charter that will inspire and guide future action locally and globally

Sponsorship News
  • We are pleased to announce that Kwantlen Polytechnic University has become a Platinum Sponsor 

International Endorsement

This Conference is being Co-Sponsored by:
  • Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Region of the Americas
  • International Union of Health Promotion and Education
  • Red Iberoamericana de Universidades Promotoras de Salud/Ibero-American Network of Health Promoting Universities

Other Conferences in BC this Spring

Learn more about the BC Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Initiative

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