Welcome from the Director

Joan Bottorff Welcome to the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, a collaborative research centre based at The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Research related to healthy living and chronic disease prevention has become increasingly important in recent years. We are, therefore, deeply committed to providing students with research training opportunities and to supporting the development of research partnerships in new areas of research.

We encourage and support research that links communities with the university, focusing on building research capacity, and creating and using new knowledge in ways that benefit individuals, families and communities.

In addition to our core staff, we have a wide range of Associates that includes academics, community members, health practitioners and policy makers who share an interest in promoting health and preventing chronic disease.

We invite you to browse through the different sections of our website to learn more about our members, research activities and events. We welcome expressions of interest from members of the community and students who would like to become involved in the Institute.

For those who wish to support the Institute’s activities, please visit this Development and Alumni Engagement page.

Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN
Professor and Chair in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
UBC Distinguished University Scholar

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