Marketing students asked to provide tips for a safe, healthy living environment
What: Healthy Living Panel Discussion
Who: Community members and leaders
When: Thursday, October 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: ASC 140 (Arts and Sciences Building), UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Population growth statistics confirm that the Central Okanagan is proving to be a much-desired place to live. A UBC professor has tasked his third-year management students to take an in-depth look into the region and examine a list of community development concerns.
Assistant Prof. Eric Li says while Okanagan Valley has a diverse economy and industries, there are growing pains. His students are working with 17 partner organizations to examine issues such as affordable housing, healthy and safe living options, food security, sustainable energy resources, better transportation systems, and infrastructure.
The goal is for the students to develop marketing and promotional plans for enhanced community well-being. Li and his students are hosting a public forum to discuss these urban issues. Panelists include:
- Keith Culver, Okanagan Sustainability Institute
- Betty Brown, Interior Health Authority
- Mark Holland, New Monaco Enterprise Corporation
- Danielle Noble-Brandt, City of Kelowna Policy and Planning
- Tom Kadla, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Lumby
The panel discussion takes place Thursday, October 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., room ASC 140 in the Arts and Sciences Building at UBC’s Okanagan campus. It also will be video-recorded and live-streamed. The public is welcome to attend.
Register for this free event at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ubc-healthy-living-panel-discussion-tickets-13608989855.