WWEST Associate Chair at UBC Okanagan

The formal announcement of this program took place on September 20th. Read the official release here.

WWEST Associate Chair Jennifer Jakobi

Dr. Jennifer (Jenn) Jakobi is a Professor at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and Associate Dean Academic Programs for the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBCs Okanagan Campus. She specializes in exercise neuroscience, in particular understanding sex-specific age-related decline in nerve and muscle that contributes to loss of functional ability. In her position as the WWEST Associate Chair for NSERC’s Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) and the Director of the integrative STEM Team Advancing networks of Diverity (iSTAND) Program she is committed to increasing diversity across science, technology, engineering and math through providing mentorship, and opportunity to encourage, explore, understand and empower change.