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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.


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…


Jeff Beselt: Stories and Lessons in Indigenous Health and Wellness

Date Published: March 26th, 2019

Jeff is driven by his passion for cultural humility and belief in culture change through compassion and inclusion. Much of his time as a family physician has been spent working in partnership with First Nations communities and he provides care as a member of the health and wellness teams in…


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.


Lauren Sundstrom: Trans Patients Have Fought to Be Who They Are

Date Published: March 26th, 2019

Lauren navigated BC’s health care system first as a transgender youth and now as a transgender adult. She hopes that by speaking about her experiences and discussing her hopes and dreams for trans health care in BC that physicians will advocate for change.


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.


Spreading the Safety Net

Date Published: March 5th, 2019

This session featured three different presentations: Safety Passport: Promoting Patient Safety for Health Care Providers Improving Patient Safety Reporting in Pre-Hospital Care Safety Learning System: Learning from Every Death…


Nadine Caron: Be Responsive (Not Reactive) to the Needs of Indigenous Canadians

Date Published: March 26th, 2019

Nadine currently resides in Prince George, where she provides surgical oncology care for those that call rural and remote Canada home. Her work involves a variety of audiences and knowledge users including governments, provincial health authorities, national medical organizations, health research funding bodies, and several universities to achieve identified and…


Mock, Yeah: Designing Health Care Environments

Date Published: March 5th, 2019

This session featured three different presentations: Humanizing the Hospital Front Entrance Experience Through Co-Design Collaborative Development of a Primary Care Network in Burnaby, British Columbia Simulation-Based Mock-Up Evaluation of a Universal Operating Room…


Pauline Kong: Giving Patients Joy When They Need It Most

Date Published: March 26th, 2019

The care that Pauline received for a ruptured appendix when she was six years old inspired her to become a nurse, and now it continues to push her to improve care experiences for her patients. Recently this has included organizing and performing in magic shows which have raised over $20,000…


Advancing the Voice of Indigenous Peoples

Date Published: March 5th, 2019

This session featured three different presentations: Building a Nation Supporting Indigenous Voices in Health Care Improvement: Guided by Indigenous Advisors The Fraser-Salish Cultural Safety Initiative…


Enable, Engage, Empower: Strengthening Care for Seniors

Date Published: March 5th, 2019

This session featured three different presentations: Enhancing Early Diagnosis & Culturally Sensitive Support & Care of Dementia Frail Elderly Preoperative Assessment Clinic: From an Idea to Reality #UnitGoals: Building a Dementia-Friendly Culture in Hospital…