Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Reichwald Health Sciences Centre was a flurry of activity last week as the Southern Medical Program (SMP) hosted the seventh annual UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference on March 5, 2020.

Dr. Chris West is a research scientist with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and ICORD. Check out our Q & A with Dr. West.

Nearly 100 golfers and guests participated in the eighth annual Southern Medical Program (SMP) Student Golf Tournament in support of rural health. In partnership with the event’s title sponsor Scotiabank, the students raised over $20,000 for Hope Air to help patients.