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Announcing Our 2020-2021 Health Care Improvement Scholarship Recipients!


Every year, we offer health care improvement scholarships in partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School chapters at post-secondary schools in BC. The scholarships support students to attend educational events related to health care quality and safety. This year, students were encouraged to participate virtually in conferences and/or training courses to build skills toward improving health care quality.

We’re now pleased to announce the 12 recipients of the 2020-2021 health care improvement scholarship! Recipients include students from various programs at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Of the 12 recipients, 10 have chosen to attend a virtual conference while two have signed up for a learning opportunity. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 recipients!

The photo above is a group of previous scholarship recipients; at the next opportunity we get, we’ll share a photo of this year’s group!

Recipient Name Post-Secondary Institution Conference or Learning Opportunity 
Emma Finlayson-Trick UBC Medicine Quality Forum
Enav Zusman UBC Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy BMJ International Forum
Nora Tong UNBC Medicine IHI National Forum
Sydney Sparanese UBC Medicine IHI National Forum
Diana Gresku UBC Medicine University of Toronto Indigenous Health Conference
Annie Walters-Shumka UBCO Medicine IHI National Forum
Sean Harrigan UBC Master of Science San’yas Health
Katherine Yang UBC Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy IHI National Forum
Stephanie Quon UBC Electrical Engineering IHI National Forum
Kevin Bouliane UBC Master of Science, Population and Public Health San’yas Child Welfare
Thish Rajapakshe UBCO Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biochemistry & Philosophy Quality Forum
Haydn Molcak UBC Medicine IHI National Forum

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