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“Okanagan Approaches to Cultural safety: Promoting Well-being for All”

Thursday May 28, 2015

University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200), University Way, UBC Okanagan, 

One Day Symposium – 9:00am to 4:30pm

Opening Ceremony Welcome and opening prayer
Morning Session Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy, UBC Okanagan)
  • Overview of cultural safety tools
    • ONA Resources (Fabian Alexis Health HUB Coordinator, and Jennifer Houde Child, Family Youth Health Services Manager)
    • UBC CS Modules (Donna Kurtz, UBC Okanagan School of Nursing ; Eric Mitchell, Chris Marchand, Okanagan Indian Band Knowledge Keepers; Jessie Nyberg Shuswap Elder and HELP’s Aboriginal Steering Committee Elder)
    • CS Safety Tools UBC CS Research Team (Mike Evans and Rachelle Hole, Co-directors Institute for Community Engaged Research)
    • Indigenous Cultural Competency Online Modules (Cheryl Ward, Provincial Health Services Authority, Aboriginal Health)

Lunch will be provided

Afternoon Session
  • 1:00 – 2:00 First Break-Out Session
  • 2:15 – 3:15 Second Break-Out Session
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Break and fill out evaluation forms
Closing Keynote
  •  Dr. Evan Adams, Language, Culture and Health (Chief Medical Officer)


  • To register please select May 28 from the drop-down date below and click register. You will be taken to the Event Brite page for this event. You will need an Event Brite account to complete the registration.



The closest parking lots to the UNC Ballroom are lots F, E and H.[Depending on your browser, the map will open in your downloaded files, not a new window.]

Lot H is the closet parking lot to the UNC that offers all day parking for $5 dollars (coins or credit card).

Lots F and E have visitor parking with meters. Rates are $1.25/hr for up to two hours. After noon, lots E and F allow day pass parking to visitors for $3-$5 dollars from the ticketing dispenser (coins or credit card).