Campus invited to Okanagan Charter signing event Nov. 3

posters has times and dates for the signing of the Okanagan Charter, mixed with a pair of shots of south campusWestern’s Counseling and Wellness Center invites the campus community to join in a special event Wednesday, Nov. 3, to celebrate the University’s adoption of the Okanagan Charter and plans for a Healing Garden installation at Academic West.

The event and reception will kick off at 2 p.m. in front of Academic West and will feature remarks from President Sabah Randhawa and an unveiling of the Healing Garden plans.

Western is one of seven U.S. universities—and the first in the Pacific Northwest—to adopt the Okanagan Charter and join the United States Health Promoting Campuses Network, which calls on higher-education institutions to embed health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health-promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

The Healing Garden, designed by Kristi Park of BioDesign Studio and co-created with Western staff and students, will provide a place to rest and rejuvenate within a setting of soft curves, natural materials, plants, seating, lighting, and art.

We are excited to come together to celebrate and look forward to seeing you on Nov. 3!

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