Under the stewardship of the Director, Dr. Joan Bottorff, the Institute welcomes members from both the community and academia. Membership is free.

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  • Gayl Sarbit  - PhD, Knowledge Broker
  • Christina Han - BA, Research Assistant 
  • Nikolai Holm - Research Assistant
  • Andrew Munroe - MA, Knowledge Exchange Specialist
  • Cherisse Seaton - PhD, Research Coordinator
  • Paul Sharp - MSc, Research Assistant 


Student Research Support

Work Study Program

UBC Okanagan Graduate Students
(supervised by the Director)

  • Katrina Plamondon, PhD student, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
  • Sana Shahram, PhD student, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
  • Laura Struik - PhD student, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Iris Torchalla - PhD (supervised by Drs. Bottorff and Oliffe) April 2010 to present
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Advisory Committee

  • Jan Appleton - Senior Manager, Interior Health
  • Heather Cook - Chief Nursing Officer and Professional Practice Lead, Interior Health
  • Linda Hatt - Associate Dean, Curriculum and Student Affairs, Barber School of Arts and Science, UBC Okanagan
  • Tracey Hawthorn- WRAP Coordinator, Human Resources, UBC Okanagan
  • Jennifer Jakobi - Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Charlotte Jones - Southern Medical Program, UBC Okanagan
  • Yvonne Lefebvre - Scientific Research Director, Interior Health
  • Carole Robinson - Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Edward Taylor - Acting Associate Dean, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Paul van Donkelaar - Director, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Roger Wilson- Director, Health and Wellness,UBC Okanagan
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Associate Members

Associates include academics, community members, health practitioners and policy makers who are interested in healthy living and chronic disease prevention.  The main requirement of Institute Associates is active participation (e.g. engaging in research related to the Institute's research mandate, attending Institute seminars, events and meetings, serving on committees, etc.).

View current associates

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Sign Up to Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming an Associate of IHLCDP, please complete the online membership registration form.

Jacquetta Benard and Joan Bottorff

Above: The Institute’s Jacquetta Benard, left, and Joan Bottorff. The banner next to them pictures associate member Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, assistant professor in UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development.

Left (L-R), presenters and organizers of Game On! Healthy Lifestyles for Men: Noel Richardson, Gayl Sarbit, Sharon Hammond, Carolyn Gotay, John Oliffe, Ann Dauphinee, Joan Bottorff, Lisa Wenger, Mitch Duncan, and Svea Brousseau.