National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education

Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18, 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia

About National Forum 2019

Faculties of Education, associated community partners, Bachelor of Education students, in-service educators, allied faculties and campus wellness groups: Ever Active Schools, the Werklund School of Education, the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia invite you to join with faculties of education from across the country to explore wellness in post-secondary education.

This two-day forum will build on conversations from last year’s forum in Edmonton, AB bringing together post-secondary institutions, experts in Comprehensive School Health (CSH) from organizations and government, and Bachelor of Education students from across the country. Over these two days you will have an opportunity to share what your faculty or organization is doing to support wellness, hear what others across the country are doing, learn about opportunities for collaborative research and dive deeper into how a CSH approach can be used to further support wellness in your context.

Last year in Edmonton we worked to build a network of stakeholders involved in advancing comprehensive school health at post-secondary education faculties across Canada and identified some intended next steps of this network. This year we will build upon this work by expanding the network, deepening the understanding of adopting a CSH approach in advanced education spaces and initiating the implementation of identified next steps in both research and practice in CSH approaches within faculties of education.

  • Dates and Times

    October 17, 2019: 9am-5pm, plus evening networking event

    October 18, 2019: 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Location

    Ponderosa Commons Ballroom

    University of British Columbia - Vancouver Campus

    1Z2, 6445 University Blvd

    Vancouver, BC

  • Investment

    Standard Rate: $150 +GST

    Student Rate: $95 +GST*

    *Must have a valid student ID

  • Program

    View the Program here!

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Registration for the National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education 2019 is now closed. Please contact Louise McClelland ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for the National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education 2019 is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.

The UBC Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. The land it is situated on has always been a place of learning for the Musqueam people, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.

It’s important that this recognition of Musqueam territory and our relationship with the Musqueam people don't appear as just a formality. Take a moment to appreciate the meaning behind the words we use:


Traditional: recognizes lands traditionally used and/or occupied by the Musqueam people or other First Nations in other parts of the country.

Ancestral: recognizes land that is handed down from generation to generation.

Unceded: refers to land that was not turned over to the Crown by a treaty or other agreement.

As you begin your journey at UBC, take some time to learn about the history of this land and to honour its original inhabitants.


Learn more at the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal Portal

Poster Submission

All registered post-secondary institutions, organizations and community partners are welcome to submit a poster to share during the National Landscape - Poster Carousel on Thursday October 17th, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. This hour will provide an opportunity for delegates to learn more about what's happening nationally to support the work of embedding health and wellness in pre-service teacher education. These posters should provide an overview of your institution or organization, describe the work that you're currently doing to support health and wellness in pre-service teacher education and highlight what's on the horizon for your institution/organization related to this work.

To reserve your spot at the poster carousel, please fill out this form:

Hotel Accommodations

On Campus Accommodation

There are a number of rooms available in the Ponderosa Studios and in other UBC suites. You can visit the websites to book, or call the UBC Reservation Office at 604-822-1000 ext. 3, or 1-888-822-1030. You must quote that you are attending the National Forum on Wellness to receive the group rate.


Ever Active Schools, the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia recognize and values diverse abilities, identities, cultures and ways of knowing. We practice a strengths-based approach, humbly acknowledging that we do not know all the answers, and continually learning how to better work alongside, support and inspire people from diverse communities.

Ever Active Schools, Werklund School of Education and the University of British Columbia are committed to equitable access for all delegates to the National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education 2019 at the University of British Columbia.

Hotel Accommodations

Please note any accommodation considerations when booking your room with Ponderosa Studios.  The hotel offers rooms to accommodate persons with physical disability.

Support Personnel/Animals

Support animals are welcome at The University of British Columbia, and at the National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education 2019. Ever Active Schools will waive the conference registration fee for support personnel attending the conference; please call our office to make arrangements (403-202-6830).

Gender Neutral Bathroom

The National Forum on Wellness in Post-Secondary Education 2019, has designated one bathroom at the University of British Columbia, which will serve as a gender neutral bathroom for the full duration of the conference.

Food/Allergy Accommodation

The University of British Columbia will make accommodations for food allergy and dietary restrictions. If you did not indicate your food requirements with your conference registration please be sure to call the Ever Active Schools office (403-202-6830).