Join UVic’s inaugural conference on “People, Place and the Planet”

How can we partner for a better future that nurtures and builds healthy communities?

Join the Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD) and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) for “People, Place and the Planet,” a joint conference on May 2 and 3 at the University of Victoria.

Associate Dean Research Nathan Lachowsky says the hybrid conference will provide a platform to discuss and celebrate novel and impactful research in a supportive and inclusive environment.

“Together, we have the chance to share, learn and catalyze ideas and interventions that can help us foster a better society and world,” he says.

“Rarely do we get the opportunity to come together across our university to connect with each other and our external partners about the innovative and impactful research we are pursuing.”

Researchers, trainees and professionals and service providers from all disciplines and backgrounds are invited to submit proposals on topics relevant to the broad conference theme.

The deadline to submit proposals online is March 4.

“We want to extend an enthusiastic invitation to any community, government or other professionals engaged in research, evaluation, assessment, quality improvement, advocacy or activism to submit proposals that connect with the conference theme,” Lachowsky says. 

“People, Place and the Planet” draws on UVic’s strategic plan, which calls on us all to work together to create a healthier and more resilient future that upholds the wellbeing of our region and of all life on our planet.

Speakers and registration will be announced soon. 

For more information, visit UVic events.