Claire Budgen

Flags on the UBC Okanagan campus will be lowered on Friday, February 3, 2017, in memory of Dr. Claire Budgen, who passed away at her home in Kelowna on Tuesday, January 3.

Dr. Budgen was Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development. Prior to retiring in 2016, Dr. Budgen was instrumental in improving the health and wellness of the Okanagan campus community, through her role as principal investigator on campus health and most recently as Wellbeing Project lead for UBC Okanagan. She was chair of the International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges in 2015, which produced the International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, known internationally as the Okanagan Charter.

Our condolences to Dr. Budgen’s family, students, colleagues, and friends.

Celebrations of Life:

Sunday, February 5
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on February 5, 2017 at the Coast Capri Hotel (1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC).

Tuesday, March 7
The campus community will gather at 3:30 p.m. in the University Centre ballroom. All are welcome. Please contact Melissa Feddersen for further information.

Memorial Fund:
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Dr. Claire Budgen Memorial Fund at the Central Okanagan Foundation. The fund, established by Claire’s friends and family will support a nursing scholarship in her name.

To give online visit the link above and select “Budgen, Dr. Claire Memorial Fund” from the drop-down list. For more information call the Central Okanagan Foundation at 250.861.6160.