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December 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MEDTalks is a health education speaker series exploring current and emerging trends in medicine. Hosted by the Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan, join researchers and health professionals as they share their insights and expertise on how to enhance your overall health.

On Wednesday, December 7, Drs. Janet Evans and Jonathan Little present Health strategies to optimize aging and quality of life.

In-person and virtual options are available. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit the MEDTalks webpage.

Lecture overview

As we grow older, changes in our body’s metabolism impact how we process the food we eat. Our metabolic health influences everything from exercise performance to weight fluctuations to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet can greatly impact metabolic health and increase vitality.

With the overwhelming amount of information ready at the click of a mouse, the challenge is often determining what’s relevant and how to even get started.

Learn from health experts on how to embrace simple exercise and diet strategies into your daily life to age well and prevent chronic diseases.


Speaker details and presentation information

Dr. Janet Evans

Dr. Janet Evans is the Medical Director of CGB Medical and a family physician in Kelowna. Dr. Evans is also a Clinical Instructor with UBC Faculty of Medicine and an Affiliate Clinician with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. In her practice, she continuously looks for strategies to improve health, prevent and reverse disease in her patients. In partnership with a registered nurse, her interdisciplinary team developed a primary-care-based dietary program to manage chronic diseases without medication. Together, they work with community partners to improve physical functioning and improve healthspan (how well one lives) versus life span (how long one lives).

Dr. Jonathan Little

Dr. Jonathan Little is a Professor with UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development and an Investigator with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. After pursuing his MSc degree at the University of Saskatchewan focused on sport nutrition, Dr. Little completed his PhD at McMaster University focusing on muscle metabolic adaptations to exercise in healthy humans and individuals with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Little’s research at UBC Okanagan has the goal of optimizing diet and exercise strategies to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease with a focus on Type 2 diabetes.



December 7, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) – UBC Clinical Academic Campus
2312 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1V 1T3 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
CAC 106
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Health, Lifestyle and Wellness, Research and Innovation
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates