January 2024

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Gift Card! – Feb. 8, 2024 – 2 Locations

The Department of Physical Therapy at UBC is in need of volunteers for an upcoming Master of Physical Therapy exam. Volunteers will receive an Amazon gift card, as well as snacks and refreshments on the day:
Thursday, February 8, 2024 at your choice of one of two locations:
  1. First floor lobby of Friedman building (2177 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3) – UBC Campus (approx. 7:30am-4:30pm, lunch is provided)
  2. Second floor of City Centre 1 building (13737 96th Ave, Surrey, BC, V3V 0C6) – across from Surrey Memorial Hospital (approx. 7:30am-12pm)
Volunteers will participate as pretend patients and have an opportunity to experience a physiotherapy assessment (‘patient’ training will be provided on the day of the exam).
Please review the attached volunteer requirements and contact Elizabeth Lee by replying to mpt.admin@ubc.ca, if you are interested in this opportunity.  Please include:
·                Confirmation that you are available for the whole exam duration on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at one of the two locations
·                Confirmation that you reviewed the attached and notification of any limitations (physical or otherwise)
·                Any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc.)
Further details will be provided to those interested.  If you know of anyone else (in any faculty) who would be willing to participate, please pass this message along to them.

Camp White Pine Job Opportunity

Dear Term 5 students,

Camp White Pine is an overnight summer camp in Ontario, and they hire nurses each summer to live at work with us at camp! This year, they’re looking to hire 1-2 nurses.
It’s a great opportunity to work with kids, and a team of experienced family doctors. The position runs from June 22 – August 15 and we offer room and board to all candidates. You are welcome to email David directly at david@campwhitepine.com, or apply online.
Click here for more info. Please let David know if you have any questions!

Call for submissions: vaccine education contest

The Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (CVPD) and Emerging & Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) have teamed up on an exciting new contest that may be of interest to your students. “Explain It Like I’m 6: A Vaccine Education Contest” invites students at any Canadian university to submit a short essay, series of images, or short video explaining an aspect of vaccine science in a way that, as the title indicates, a 6-year-old would be able to understand.
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024 @ 6pm ET.

For poster click here

For full contest details, including prizes and submission form, see our contest website: https://epic.utoronto.ca/opportunities/cvpd-epic-vaccine-contest/

Nursing Students Needed for Research Study on Pressure Injury Prevention and Management in People with Darker Skin Tones

Dear BSN students,

Do you want to make a positive impact on your community? Do you want to improve
your ability to prevent and manage pressure injuries, have the knowledge to care for them, and share your new capabilities with colleagues? You can do all this and have a chance to win 1 of 3 Amazon e-gift cards worth $100 each! We want to know the effectiveness of this newly developed e-learning module in undergraduate nursing students.

Interested or want to learn more about this research study? Click Here.