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Natasha Jung: Navigating Asian Culture, Stigma & Mental Health

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Natasha Jung is a multi-disciplinary creative and leader with a passion for diverse storytelling, community and people. She is the Founder and Executive Producer of Cold Tea Collective, a media company and community for, by and about Asian millennials navigating their identities through storytelling. She founded this collective when she…


Nikos Theodosakis: Movie Making and the Patient Experience

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Founder of the OliveUs Education Society, he is the architect of the InStill Life elementary school microfinance initiative and The Director in the Classroom project. His book “The Director in the Classroom: How Filmmaking Inspires Learning” examines connected learning through digital media production in the classroom and is a resource…


Zach Berman: Turning Passion into Practice

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Zach Berman is the co-founder of The Juice Truck, Vancouver. The Juice Truck launched in 2011 and was Canada’s first Cold Pressed Juice Bar. They’ve since grown to have 4 plant-based cafes and 2 food trucks with plans for more cafes in the upcoming years. Zach co-authored an aptly titled…


Zander Willms: What Does It Truly Mean to Be a Team?

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Zander is a second-year medical student in UBC’s Northern Medical Program based in Prince George. As a learner who is passionate about health care quality improvement and the evolution of optimal patient-centred care, Zander seeks opportunities that will help deepen his understanding of the essence of quality practice. Inspired by…


Sickboy Podcast: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Hosts of Sickboy Podcast – Brian, Jeremie and Taylor – are no strangers when it comes to talking about illness. Sickboy started in a public library recording room, moved into the hosts’ own recording studio, was funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and within weeks was among the top-rated…


Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum: Health & the Climate Crisis

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Diarmid is the coordinator of the climate change and health program at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters. His training is on the ecology of infectious disease and public health, and he has worked on climate change and health for 20 years. Diarmid has played key roles in the development…


Eyoälha Baker – Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked photographer/artist Eyoälha Baker to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about her hopes for health care. She did so through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Eyoälha finds immense joy in capturing the essence of the moment, and documenting the…


Sarah Lambrick – Let’s Consider Physical Activity for Mental Health

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked Sarah Lambrick to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about her hopes for health care. She did so through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Sarah is a fifth-year Human Kinetics student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. With…


Lise Mathieu – Health Care is About Leadership

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Major General (Ret’d) Lise Mathieu is the Former Commander of the Canadian Forces Health System. Lise was one of eight speakers — representing both health care and the public — to use the exciting Pecha Kucha presentation format to answer our question: What are your hopes for health care? Lise…


Aidan Scott – Using Peer Support to Improve Mental Health Care

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Aidan is the founder of aidanBOX – an organization dedicated to bringing awareness and innovation to mental health. His experience comes from being a survivor of a mental illness and having experienced recovery in both the youth and adult mental health systems. Aidan’s story was the night’s most personal, and…


Leslie Varley – Cultural Practices Are a Key to Indigenous Health

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Leslie Varley is the director of Aboriginal programs for the Provincial Health Services Authority. She highlighted the importance that history and culture can play in health care and used great, personal images to connect with the audience. Leslie was the sixth speaker at Health Talks: Bold Ideas to Transform Health…


Derek Weiss – Honouring Health Care Providers and Patients

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Derek Weiss is a storyteller, haiku poet, and manager of community engagement at Vancouver’s Union Gospel Mission. He is also an occasional blood donor, as we shall learn in his Pecha Kucha presentation. Derek was the fourth speaker at Health Talks: Bold Ideas to Transform Health Care, where 10 inspiring…


Alissa Sadler – Leveraging Online Tools to Build Communities

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Alissa Sadler is a social media guru. She is the Social Media Manager at Signals Design Group, after all. Out of all the night’s speakers, Alissa probably stuffed the most content into her presentation. Her hope was that we continue to leverage online tools to collaborate and build communities around…


Shimi Kang – Implementing Lifestyle Changes Towards Positive Health

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Dr. Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained physician and one of Canada’s few addiction psychiatrists. She is the only physician trainer in Motivational Interviewing west of Ontario. She is the current Medical Director for Vancouver Community Child and Youth Mental Health Programs. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Kang’s treatment,…


Diane Roberts – Creating Our Health Care Legacy

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Diane Roberts is the artistic director of Urban Ink Productions. As an accomplished director, dramaturge, writer and cultural animator, she has collaborated with innovative theatre visionaries and interdisciplinary artists for the past 25 years. She has also been a speaker at Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver and was brought back as…


Doug Cochrane – Team Work Is Fundamental to the Future

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Doug Cochrane is the chair and provincial patient safety & quality officer of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, and past chair of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Doug is a professor at the University of British Columbia in Neurosurgery, a certificant of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological…


Helen Bevan – Mobilizing Our Resources to Create Change

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Helen Bevan is chief of service transformation at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement – a government body that supports 1.3 million staff to accelerate the delivery of world-class health and health care by encouraging innovation and developing capability at the frontline of patient care. Helen has led and…


John Gilbert – Improving Inter-Professional Work in Health Care

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

John Gilbert is principal & professor emeritus of the College of Health Disciplines at the University of British Columbia. His health care hope is that those in the health care system can work better inter-professionally. John’s charisma and sense of humour made his presentation very enjoyable. John was the eighth…


Vincent Lam – A Fast & Incomplete History of Medicine

Date Published: February 2nd, 2022

Vincent Lam is an emergency physician and award-winning author of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. His hope for health is that people will engage with health care as the story that it is. Vincent was one of eight speakers — representing both health care and the public — to use the…