UBC Okanagan to host forum on how to live a happy life

Presentation to examine if gratitude is the pathway to finding happiness in your life.

Is gratitude a pathway to happiness?

That question will be the focus of a panel discussion led by UBC Okanagan social work¬† professors moderated¬† John Graham, director of the university’s School of Social Work.

The forum takes place at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave. in Kelowna, on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Ever wonder if gratitude can enhance feelings of well-being? Can gratitude interventions enhance work or community situations? What are the barriers to sustaining a state of gratitude?

Speaking will be professors from both the psychology and social work side of the house, to discuss gratitude and its connection to overall well-being and happiness.

Sitting on the panel will be Assoc. Prof. Mark Holder, Assoc. Prof. Judy Gillespie, Assoc. Prof. Brian Rasmussen and Ph.D. graduate student Holli-Anne Passmore. They will discuss and answer audience questions on various aspects of gratitude.

This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.