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UBC president Santa J. Ono to talk mental health in Kelowna

UBC president shares story

Kelowna's Third Space Life Charity hosts University of British Columbia president and mental health advocate Santa J. Ono for a special event on mental health this week.

'This Is What Hope Looks Like’ will discuss the mental health epidemic affecting youth in Canada.

Ono, who was installed as the 15th president and vice-chancellor of UBC in November 2016, will share his personal journey living with depression and bi-polar disorder.

“Suicide is a real risk for university-age youth, and we need them to know they are not alone," says Ono.

All funds raised will help provide clinical counselling to UBC Okanagan students through Third Space's student care program.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, at Willowstone Academy, 4091 Lakeshore Rd.

To purchase tickets, visit ThisIsWhatHopeLooksLike.Eventbrite.ca.



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