Willis-Stewart, Sally

Sally Willis-Stewart

Sally Willis-Stewart

Associate Professor of Teaching

School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road  ART 158
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9684
email:  sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca

School of Health and Exercise Sciences web:  Sally Willis-Stewart

  • Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Health and Exercise Sciences,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Director; Nutrition Education Centre, UBC Okanagan
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of educational curriculum modules for health profession program students on weight stigma/bias and the unique clinical presentations and aspects of eating disorders
  • Teaching practices for student well-being and academic success
  • Design and implementation of a first year course on student health and well-being (HEAL 100)
  • Nutrition, exercise, healthy lifestyles and behaviours for the prevention and management of chronic disease
  • Health promotion and health promoting universities
  • Bone health, eating disorders and nutrition for exercise training

For more information about Dr. Willis-Stewart’s research and teaching see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PjjwKDXcms

Stewart, S., Eikenaar, J. and Hall, M. (2021). TEACHERS Project Toolkit, UBC Wellbeing website


Raundebaugh, C., Finlayson, M., Norman, K. and Stewart, S.  Life Skills Needs of Occupational Therapy Assistant Students; Perceptions of Instructors, Preceptors, Graduates and Current Students.  Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

Binfet, J., Stewart, S., Lauze, A., Green, F., Draper, Z. and Calibaba, B. Sept. 2, 2021. Understanding university students’ conceptualizations of kindness and campus connectedness: A mixed methods study. Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Quesnel, D. A., Libben, M., D. Oelke, N., I. Clark, M., Willis-Stewart, S., & Caperchione, C. M. (2018). Is abstinence really the best option? Exploring the role of exercise in the treatment and management of eating disorders. Eating disorders, 26(3), 290-310.

Online text for HEAL 100; Introduction and Principles of Health and Wellbeing, TopHat, May, 2019

Student wellbeing teaching practices featured on the Wellbeing UBC website – Take A Stand Policy, Random Acts of Movement Videos, Stand Up Desks

Conference presentations

Bamber, N., Pelletier, N., Stewart, S. and Kropebel, R. (2021).  Combined Environmental and Nutritional Efficiency Assessment of Canadian Peas and Lentils. American Center for Lifecycle Assessment (ACLCA).  Conference, September 21 – 24, 2021

MOVE U, UBCV, Feb. 21, 2020 (Topic:  Movement in the classroom)

First Year Teachers Symposium, UBCV, Feb. 20, 2020 (Topic: Instructor Approaches for Student Wellbeing in the classroom)

ETUG BC Educators in Higher Education, Nov. 1, 2019 (topic: Experiential Learning Tasks)

Western Canadian Health Sciences Educators Conference, UBCO, May 23, 2019 (topic:  Experiential Learning Tasks and Instructor Approaches for Student Wellbeing)

UBCO Teaching Conference, May 7, 2019 (topic: Experiential Learning Tasks)


UBC Okanagan News, Sept. 20, 2021 re the impact of kindness on campus

UBCO CTL newsletter, Jan. 3, 2020 re movement in the classroom and student wellbeing

CBC News Vancouver, Nov. 29, 2019 re exercise tips for the holidays (for their website articles)

Kamloops EZ Rock Radio, Jan. 29, 2020, Mental Health on “Bell Let’s Talk Day”

CBC Morning Show, Nov. 13, 2019, re comfort foods (Thrive) and re Kindness study (HEAL 100) with Dr. Binfet

Reporter from France newspaper interview on eating disorders in students, Sept. 3, 2019

UBCO Digital Screens, HEAL 100 work, Jun. 2019

New UBC Wellbeing Strategic Framework release, May 23, 2019 highlighting my work (Take a Stand, Random Acts of Exercise, HEAL 100, and my feature profile)