Welcome to the Residence Wellness Hub

Your hub for accessing Student Wellness resources in Residence.

The Residence Wellness Hub is designed to be a low-barrier resource to access suite of wellness resources, and a convenient starting point to access the full range of Student Wellness resources at the UBC Okanagan campus. See the calendar below or stop in to get connected!

Located in the Nechako Commonsblock (NHC 251), students living on campus can access a variety of wellness resources without leaving the residence community.

Wellness Hub Drop-in Calendar, Fall 2022

Day Hours Service Description
Mondays 2 pm – 5 pm. Physical Activity Coaches
Come learn about ways to be more active at UBC! Contact brianna.tsui@ubc.ca
Tuesdays 2 pm – 5 pm. Tranquili-Tea with Wellness Peers
Come have a cup of tea with the Wellness Peers and learn how to access health services at UBC!  Contact lisa.knox@ubc.ca
Tuesdays 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Naloxone training

Stop by and speak with a member of the HaRT (harm reduction team) and learn strategies to keep yourself and your friends safe. Learn to use naloxone or ask the peer to escort you to the drug checking services in UNC 337 that happen at the same time! Contact lisa.knox@ubc.ca

Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm Wellness Thursdays with Wellness Peers
Stop by for some great health info from your wellness peers. Each week will have a different way to support your health.Contact lisa.knox@ubc.ca
Thursdays 12 pm – 3 pm Nurse In Residence: STI Testing
Drop-in to learn more about this low barrier, urine test-only STI screening – recommended every 6-to-12 months for anyone who’s sexually active* (see below for more on this)! No physical exams or face to face-assessment. Contact haley.strother@ubc.ca. Oct. 13   |  Oct. 27  |  Nov. 17  |   Dec. 1   |   Dec. 15


Looking for more resources? Visit UBC Okanagan’s Health and Wellness website by clicking the link below.


* About STI screening

Did you know? STI-testing is recommended every 6 – 12 months for everyone who is sexually active. Are you up to date?

In an ongoing effort to make STI testing more accessible and convenient, UBCO is offering a special testing clinic! Drop-in to get up-to-date: it’s quick, easy and important.

If you’re sexually active, regular STI testing is an important part of taking care of your overall health.

As many clinics paused routine testing during pandemic measures, you’re likely due for routine testing!

Here’s how it works

  • If you have a penis, a healthcare professional will invite you to urinate in a cup in the bathroom nearby. Very little urine is needed, but it’s best if you go one hour without urinating before doing the test.
  • If you have a vagina, a healthcare professional will instruct you on how to get the sample with a swab in the bathroom nearby. It’s fast, easy and painless.
  • The whole process takes a few minutes.

Why get tested?

  • STI-testing is recommened every 6 – 12 months for everyone who is sexually active  — think of it as part of your regular health routine! Many clinics have been closed for routine testing during pandemic measures, so it’s likely that you’re due for testing.
  • Rates of STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea are on the rise in Québec, and young people between 15 and 24 — university-age — are most at risk of getting and spreading these infections.
  • According to the American Sexual Health Association, one in two sexually active young people will get an STI by the age of 25.
  • Gonorrhea and chlamydia are curable!
  • You could have a sexually transmitted infection without any symptoms, but physical damage can still result if it goes untreated, and you could be spreading the infection to others.