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3rd-Annual Thrive Week - October 23–27, 2017

KPU Thrive Week is a week-long series of events focused on building positive health and well-being for students, faculty and staff. This initiative was developed by the University of British Columbia in the spring of 2009, and has since been adopted nation-wide at Canadian colleges and universities. KPU celebrated its inaugural Thrive Week November 2 - 6, 2015 with more than 90 events and activities focused on positive health and well-being, many of which are ongoing.

Join in with KPU's 3rd-annual Thrive Week! Check back soon for more details on events and activities. 

Select activities require registration. Check them out here: 

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Thrive Week

More than an event, Thrive is also a mindset – it means to prosper or flourish. At KPU, we want our community to thrive and invite everyone to reflect on the question, ‘how do you thrive?’ Let others know what inspires and drives you to thrive with the hashtag #KPUThrive

Collateral Damage

Founded by Scott Chisholm, the Collateral Damage Project works to prevent suicide by stomping stigma, creating proactive dialogue and pushing for gatekeeper training. With open communication at its heart, the project includes a touring gallery exhibition and book (both depicting portraits of those “left behind” by a loved one’s suicide), a number of annual fundraising events and local, national and international speaking appearances by Chisholm and members of the advisory team, some of Canada’s most respected and recognized athletes, musicians and doctors. In 2012, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health honoured Chisholm with a prestigious Champions of Mental Health Award.

“Collateral Damage: Images of Those Left Behind by Suicide,” is a book of portraits, a website and gallery exhibition, telling the stories of people who have lost loved ones through suicide. If you would like to learn more about this project, visit:

The Collateral Damage Project exhibition will be displayed in KPU Surrey Main on October 23 and 24. The display will also be at KPU Langley in the Health wing from October 25 to 27.