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Quality Café: Engaging Students in Quality Improvement

This “back-to-school”-themed session will be presented by IHI Open School: UBC chapter president Nicole Lee, along with Leah Trippell from the IHI Open School: UBC Okanagan (UBCO) chapter and Neelam Minhas from the newly-formed IHI Open School: University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) chapter. They’ll share how post-secondary students can develop and practice their quality improvement skills while in school, and highlight resources and opportunities for hands-on experience.

Through these students’ own experience with the IHI Open School, this presentation will cover how students can realize their full potential as change agents and quality improvement leaders. This presentation will also be valuable to those who work with or supervise students, particularly in the realms of health care and quality improvement.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School: University of British Columbia (UBC) Chapter is an interdisciplinary community of students and professionals striving for a more efficient, effective and safe health care system that provides the best possible care for all patients.


Nicole Lee
IHI Open School: UBC Chapter

Leah Trippell 
IHI Open School: UBCO Chapter

Neelam Minhas
IHI Open School: UNBC Chapter

Featured attendees:
Melissa Wan & Melissa Mar, UBC
Kajsa Heyes & Cirisse Stephen, UNBC

Quality Café is a free one-hour lunch and learn series that takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at 1200 PST. Each Café features a new guest and topic related to improving quality of care.

Are you passionate about improving how health care is delivered? Come to Quality Café! We invite all health care professionals, patients, organizations, and educators to join our online conversation.

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