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Ray Markham: Health Equity Worldwide

Date Published: December 31st, 2018

Physician Ray Markham illuminates the global connections in health care, through his work breaking down silos and building medical capacity in Zimbabwe, the second poorest country in the world.


Kasim Al-Mashat: Laughter and Meditation

Date Published: December 31st, 2018

Are providers treating their patients as whole and complete, or like broken machinery? Kasim Al-Mashat shares his story of healing with the help of laughter and mindfulness.


Jorri Gosse: Addressing the Impacts of Chronic Pain

Date Published: December 31st, 2018

Jorri, a Grade 6 student from Langley, BC, shares her hope of improving care for people living with chronic pain, and raising awareness about the impacts of chronic pain.


Devin Harris: An Open Development Platform for Health Care

Date Published: December 31st, 2018

Physician Devin Harris thinks that health care providers need to give up absolute control over the health care system, and let other industries and technology enable innovation and improvement.


Colin Easton: Taking the Time to Really Listen

Date Published: December 31st, 2018

Colin Easton, creator of “The Stranger Project,” talks about living with (not suffering from) depression, and his hope that we take the time to truly listen to and connect with others.


Barbara Alink: A New Kind of Mobility Aid

Date Published: December 31st, 2018

Inventor Barbara Alink wanted to help people with mobility issues stay physically active and socially engaged in their communities, by creating a new vehicle for social change.


Quality Forum 2018 Report

Date Published: April 19th, 2018

Quality Forum 2018 brought together more than 1,200 participants over its three days. First, a “pre-Forum day” featured two full-day sessions: 180 people learned how to plan for and assess lasting change, and we again partnered with the Joint Collaborative Committees to examine successful and emerging initiatives and collaborative approaches…


A Quality Debate: Is Technology Putting the Art of Medicine at Risk?

Date Published: March 26th, 2018

At Quips, Quandaries And Comebacks: A Quality Debate, four great speakers argued an important – and contentious – motion related to improving the quality of care in BC’s health system: Be it resolved that advances in technology and artificial intelligence are putting the art of medicine at risk. “FOR” Team…


Ranj Singh: Music Is Medicine

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Ranj Singh, Indo-Canadian folk singer, has a simple hope for health care: more music as medicine. A musician for over 35 years, Ranj plays music several times a week for and with the patients at Semiahmoo House, a residence for people with acquired brain injury. He describes the impact of…


Jessica Hannon: Listening to Stories from the Front Lines

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Jessica Hannon is the Executive Director of Megaphone Magazine, a non-profit society that supports low-income vendors in Vancouver to earn a living through distributing Megaphone issues. Jessica shares her hope for health care: that people “take the cotton out of their ears” and listen to the needs of those on…


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…


Duane Jackson: Humility Is Our Strongest Virtue

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Duane Jackson is a member of the Gitanmaax Band of the Gitxsan Nation and a father of three. He shares his belief that humility is the most important core virtue: “Humility will show you all things that are possible.”…


Colin Ross: Looking to Your DNA for the Right Medication

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Colin Ross is a geneticist who works to understand how personalized medicine can make medicines safer and more effective for patients. Up to two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors can have a long-term side effect from their treatments, due to the different ways our bodies respond to medication, and adverse drug…


Cari Taylor: We Can All Have a Good Death

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

“I liken it to going to a party, and knowing when it’s time to go. My mom, at 82, said, ‘It’s time to leave the party and for me to go home.’” Cari Taylor, a non-profit professional and life adventurer, shares the story of her mother’s death in 2016. As…


Candy Tran: Do You Eat or Greet the Young?

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Candy Tran is a nursing student at BCIT, and shares her experience with mentorship and relationships that have nurtured her as a future health care provider. Her hope for health care is that professionals will take the time to support students to grow, achieve excellence, and discover their capacity as…


Bruce Campana: What Health Technology Can’t Do

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Bruce Campana has been an emergency physician for 30 years. In his Health Talks, he shares three cases where technology was used to save time and money while treating patients – but something was missed along the way each time. Watch Bruce illustrate why spending a little extra time on…


Camila Lajolo: Tales from the Field – What Disasters Can Teach Us About Resilience

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Camila Lajolo, Corporate Manager for Quality & Patient Safety at Associação Congregação de Santa Catarina, Brazil, presented the closing plenary at Quality Forum 2018 on February 23. Camila is one of the leaders of ACSC’s successful safety program. In 2017 she spent nine months working as Technical Officer with the…


Michael West: Compassionate & Collective Leadership for High Quality Health Care

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Michael West, Head of Thought Leadership at The King’s Fund, England, gave a plenary presentation on February 23 at Quality Forum 2018. Michael’s talk focused on the role of compassionate leadership in building supportive environments where both staff and patients can thrive. Download Michael’s presentation file…


Tim Omer: Empowered Citizen “Health Hackers” – We Are Not Waiting!

Date Published: March 23rd, 2018

Tim Omer, citizen health hacker and Type 1 Diabetic, was a plenary speaker at Quality Forum 2018 on February 22. Tim Omer worked in the IT industry specializing in the implementation of business systems and processes that empower staff with the right technology. As a Type 1 diabetic for over…