UNBC has joined 100 schools worldwide when it comes to the Health Educators Climate Commitment.
Campus Coordinator for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Michelle Connolly says climate change has had an effect on several things we enjoy in BC.
“Climate change is affecting where our water comes from, it’s having an impact on wild game and in the Lower Mainland over the summer the salmon fisheries had to shut down because of warmer water temperatures and lower river levels.”
The health initiative seeks to ensure the next generation of health professionals can address the health impacts of climate change.
The school will work with the Northern Medical program and UNBC’s Nursing Faculty.
UNBC joins 100 other schools worldwide who have made this commitment.