October 2022

Provincial Health Services Authority: Info Session

Provincial Health Services Authority is hosting a virtual info session. The virtual event will take place over an hour and PHSA will be inviting the hiring leaders from our BC Children’s Hospital Inpatient units such as Medical, Surgical, Mental Health, Oncology and Nursing Resource Team.

This will be an excellent opportunity for the students to ask questions and learn how to develop their pediatric career.

Email rosie.fourie@phsa.ca directly to RSVP.

More details here.

West Coast Virtual Fairs: Career, Volunteer & Graduate Schools

Dear students,

200+ employers and schools will be looking to recruit students and alumni at the West Coast Virtual Fairs: Career, Volunteer & Graduate Schools on Nov. 2nd & 3rd. Explore career, volunteer, and grad school opportunities at this 2-day virtual fair.

You will find promotional materials attached and a video here .

Event Details
Dates: Wednesday, November 2nd & Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT (Both Days)
Format: 1:1 video chat sessions (15 minutes each) or group video chat sessions (30-60 minutes each)
Location: Eventus Virtual Fair Platform
Early Access: Register on CareersOnline to receive access to Eventus at 9am on October 26 to start booking 1:1 / group sessions with exhibitors. We encourage you to pre-book sessions as spots may fill up early!

Preparation Workshops

Prepare for the virtual fair by attending these webinars:

Career Building for Changemaker: A Career Planning Workshop for Positive Impact

This webinar takes place on Mon, October 24 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. You can register here.

Applying to Grad School
This webinar takes place on Mon, October 24 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. You can register here.

Network Like a Pro: Employer Panel
This webinar takes place on Wed, October 26 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can register here.

Your Well-Being in Job Search: Panel Discussion
This webinar takes place on Thurs, October 27 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. You can register here.

Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund

Dear students,
October 31, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. – noon
The Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives is hosting an information session regarding the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund which supports projects led by students, staff, and faculty. This information session will discuss Stream 1: Innovative Projects, Stream 2: Transformative Projects and Stream 3: Student-led Projects
To find out more about the ISI Fund in advance of the session, please visit the ISI Fund section on the Indigenous Strategic Plan website. 
October 31, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Representatives from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OISI), Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and others will be present  for drop-in support with questions related to prospective Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI)  Fund projects. To find out more about the ISI Fund in advance of the session, please visit the
ISI Fund section on the Indigenous Strategic Plan website. 
Check out the flyers here: Consultation Session & Information Session.

Nurse & Laboratory Virtual Career Fair

Northern Health will be having a virtual career fair October 19-20,2022, focusing on lab and     nursing opportunities.

This is your chance to meet one-on-one with a Northern Health recruiter and discuss careers,       benefits, incentives, and what’s so great about Northern BC!

Click Here for more details.


Standardized Simulation-Based Learning Project

Dear BSN students,

We write to introduce you to the Standardized Simulation-Based Learning Project.

This project is aimed at evaluating students’ experience on the effectiveness of simulation, and evaluation of the learning environments from the students’ perspectives. In this project, we are interested in recruiting registered BSN students in the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) who have undergone learning activities where standardized simulation-based learning was used as a teaching tool in Terms 1 and 2 of the 2022/23 academic years. You are receiving this email because you are eligible to participate in this study when it commences in mid-October 2022.

This project will enable the program leaders to identify strengths and lapses and to improve the standardized simulation-based learning program to enhance teaching and learning.

To learn more about this study click here.

Graduation Photo Appointment Booking

Book your graduation photography appointment: https://artona.com/schools/UBC-ALLFAC
September 1 – December 31, 2022
Your photo will be displayed on the official 2023 graduating class composite.  
You are encouraged to book early as these dates are open to all graduating students; weekends and evenings sell out fast.
A 100% fully refundable $60 deposit is required at the time of your photo session. The $60 deposit will be a credit in your online account: when you place an order online, the $60.00 deposit is applied to your order, or it can be refunded by returning the previews within 30 days of the photo session.
Please do not reply to this email with any questions.  Contact Artona directly at csr@artona.com or use the live chat on artona.com

2022 Marion Woodward Lecture

The UBC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the 54th annual Marion Woodward Lecture on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Across North America, we are living through fires, smoke, heat, and flooding, each of which impacts the physical and mental health of individuals, families, and communities. The Marion Woodward Lecture, Climate, Health, and Healthcare: The World Needs Nurses Now, and Symposium panel discussion will consider opportunities for nurses to engage with these challenging issues.


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Providence Health, USA; Assistant Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing


  • PANELISTS: Natania Abebe, Zachary Daly, Raluca Radu & Dr. Elizabeth Schenk
  • MODERATOR: Dr. Emily Jenkins

REGISTRATION is open for this in-person & online event.

Learn more: https://nursing.ubc.ca/events/2022/climate-health-and-healthcare

BSN Year 4 Awards Application- Due October 11, 2022 by 11:59pm PST

Dear Year 4 Students:

The BSN Program is accepting applications for four University Awards:

  • Dorothy J Logan Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
  • Jim and Helen Hill Memorial Service Award in Nursing
  • University of BC Nursing Division Beth McCann Memorial
  • Birgit and Ingrid CURREY Award in Nursing

All 4th Year Students (Currently in Term 4 – September / 2022W1) are eligible to apply. In addition to academic merit, all awards recognize volunteerism, community service, leadership, student affairs, extracurricular activities, and a commitment to the nursing profession or community.

To be considered for these awards please complete the BSN Awards Competition Application (Link to Application) by 11:59pm PST on October 11, 2022.

Questions? Email awards@nursing.ubc.ca

Employer Virtual Info Session: Island Health

Island Health is offering an virtual info session on October 17 at 12pm-1pm. The event is on CareersOnline here: https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/students/?s=event&ss=is&mode=form&id=a67e9992dbf95c46e6c50e874a2d4d28
Island Health
Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a new graduate or soon to be new grad RN looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a dynamic environment? Island Health is an employer that knows our people make the organization. It is our people that make a difference, deliver care and define our organizational culture.
We are the Health Authority for all of Vancouver Island, one of the most livable regions in the world – with access to the outdoors, year round due to our climate with warm dry summers and mild winters. We are the largest employer on Vancouver Island with approximately 24,500 employees, 1,900 Physician partners and 6,500 volunteers that provide health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.
Opportunities are available across the island and in every setting that you can imagine! To name a few:
Acute care
Specialty (emergency, post partum, etc.)

Long Term Care

Community Health Services

Public Health

Mental Health and Substance Use

Restorative Health/Rehabilitation