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Caroline MacGillivray: The Healing Power of a Makeover

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Caroline MacGillivray to tell us about her hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Caroline talked to us about her organization, Beauty Night Society, and her hopes for the women she helps to lift themselves up every day. With Beauty Night, Caroline has helped to give more…


Joshua Greggain: Collaborating to Make Care Accessible

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Joshua Greggain to tell us about his hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Joshua took the audience for a tour through the thousands of health care workers and hundreds of thousands of patients that populate health care in rural or isolated environments. Joshua is a rural…


Ezequiel García-Elorrio – Solutions from Argentina to Support Health Care Providers in a Pandemic

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio Director, Health Care Quality & Patient Safety; Director, Administration & Finance Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (Argentina) Ezequiel practices medicine as a general internist and is currently a professor of public health at Argentina’s El Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas (Centre for Medical…


Rhona Flin: Time for a Little Something

Date Published: March 26th, 2019

Rhona Flin is Professor of Industrial Psychology, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University and Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology, University of Aberdeen. She spoke at Quality Forum 2019 on Thursday, February 28. Her work examines human performance in high-risk work settings, such as health care, aviation and the energy industries,…


Tania Dick – Acting on Commission Reports to Prevent Unnecessary & Preventable Deaths

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Tania Dick Registered Nurse Tania hails from the Dzawada’enuxw First Nations of Kingcome Inlet and has been a registered nurse in British Columbia for 18 years. Her entire career has been spent in rural and remote nursing, specializing in emergency and Aboriginal health. She attained her Master of Nursing degree…


Jessica Kim: A Better Health System for Immigrants and Refugees

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Jessica Kim to tell us about her hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Jessica talked to us about her hopes for the future of care for immigrants and refugees. The winner of our Health Talks Student Contest, Jessica Kim is a fourth-year Health Sciences student at…


Evan Adams: Providing Better Care for First Nations in BC

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Evan Adams to tell us about his hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Evan talked to us about what it means to provide better holistic, culturally safe health care for First Nations populations in BC. Evan is a Coast Salish physician and actor from the Sliammon…


Dena Kanigan: Living, Loving and Laughing at End of Life

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Dena Kanigan to tell us about her hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Dena talked to us about her experience as a nurse in a long-term care facility, and about the joy and dignity she works to bring to those at end of life. Dena is…


Andrew Brown: Embracing Machine Learning to Benefit Our Parents

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Andrew Brown is a data scientist working for Fraser Health. He has worked in health care since 2013, starting as an operations researcher for Northern Health then Fraser Health. After extensive self-training in machine learning, he started working as a data scientist first at local health care SaaS start-up called…


Lisa Schilling: Accelerating Learning & Spread

Date Published: March 21st, 2018

At Quality Forum 2017, Lisa Schilling, VP of Healthcare Performance Improvement at Kaiser Permanente, shared how organizations can learn to drive change and accelerate learning while keeping your activities person-centred and community-focused. With over 20 years in health care under her belt, Lisa has spent the past 11 years at…


A Look Back at Our First Five Years of the Quality Forum

Date Published: September 21st, 2016

In 2011 the Council saw an opportunity to bring together those working to make health care better in British Columbia. If there was a way to share approaches to improving quality of care, and learn from others, change throughout the province’s health care system could be accelerated. So we began…


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…


Michael McMillan: What It Means to “Do With”

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Michael McMillan to tell us about his hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Michael talked to us about his experiences with the health system from the perspective of a son, a father and a grandfather. Michael McMillan is a Chief Operating Officer for Northern Health, working…


Gwen Phillips: We Don’t Own the Land, the Land Owns Us

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Gwen is a citizen of the Ktunaxa Nation and has worked for the Ktunaxa Nation Council for the past thirty-five years. She has held senior management functions in a variety of departments, including education, health, corporate services and traditional knowledge and language, and is currently the Director responsible for leading…


Cory Ashworth: The March Sweater – Supporting LGBTQ Seniors

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

We asked Cory Ashworth to tell us about his hopes for health care. On February 24, 2016, Cory talked about his foundation The March Sweater, and about his hopes for the support for and well-being of LGBTQ seniors. Cory spent his formative twenties in Beijing, where he launched China’s first…


Lakshman Swamy: Joy and Burnout on the Front Lines

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

Lakshman Swamy is an internal medicine resident at Boston Medical Center on the QI Pathway. He has worked extensively with the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s Open School, and created and directs Radio Rounds, a non-profit which features interviews with leaders in health care. During his plenary presentation at Quality…


Sumter/April Sumter-Freitag – Believing Patients Should Be The Norm, Not The Exception

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Sumter/April Sumter-Freitag Sexual and Gender Diversity Health Equity Collaborative (HEC); Social Planner, City of Vancouver Sumter is an eighth-generation black Canadian with Mi’Kmaq, Cherokee and Scottish ancestry born in Winnipeg and now a guest living and learning about active reconciliation on unseeded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Sumter identifies as…


Tiffany Christensen: Partnering with Patients – A Bed’s Eye View

Date Published: March 21st, 2018

At Quality Forum 2017, speaker and patient advocate Tiffany Christensen shares her experiences as an “activated patient,” living with cystic fibrosis and receiving two double-lung transplants. Since 2007, Tiffany has opened her heart and shared her story as a vehicle to ushering in a new age of patient empowerment. Tiffany…


Cheryl Mitchell: Creating a Culture Where Ideas Grow

Date Published: January 3rd, 2019

Cheryl Mitchell is a freelance facilitator and advisor in the health care industry and public service who has provided organizational systems solutions for more than 20 years. She holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, where her dissertation research focused on blame in the health care system. During her…