All posts by Ryan Dee

Goodyear – 2S/LGBTQ+ Youth Photo Exhibit

PhD candidate and incoming faculty at UBC Nursing, Trevor Goodyear is inviting everyone to an upcoming community photo exhibit, which focuses on 2S/LGBTQ+ youth and substance use, and which extends from his PhD study and his colleague Christian’s (they/them) master’s thesis. The exhibit will run from June 10-29, with the opening night scheduled for 7-10pm on June 10th.

Details and the opening night registration link here:

Announcing! Learning Pathway for Palliative Care Skills

Announcing a new source for free, self-directed, and efficient learning – the Gain Palliative Skills (GPS) Learning Pathway. If you identify as NEW to palliative care – this is for you. The GPS contains learning resources curated by experts for the 12 domains of Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework.  

Just like the GPS in your car, this pathway allows you to plot your own course, and explore short, free, self-paced online palliative education. You can choose as much or as little as you want.  

Best of all, the GPS Learning Pathway is designed to build on your current skills to deepen your practice and confidence when working with patients who have a life-limiting illness – and the skills you gain can transfer to any clinical environment.     

Invitation to New Grad Job Fair for Nursing Students

NurseRecruit would like to invite nursing students from University of British Columbia to our virtual job fair. NurseRecruit is a Canadian-based virtual platform for career exploration among nursing, personal support work, and allied health students.

New Grad Spring 2024 Healthcare Virtual Job Fair

Registration is free for students, faculty, and placement coordinators who are interested in attending. We have many employers attending, including Baptist Housing and Broadmead Care Society.

NurseRecruit will also be debuting job board technology specific for nurses and allied health students/professionals across Canada in the next two months.

Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses Conference

The Board of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses is inviting all nursing students to attend their 55th annual conference happening in May.

The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) began in 1969 under the leadership of Jessie Young, the founder and inaugural President of CANN.  The first Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions was an historical event in nursing and took place in 1970 in Montreal, QC in conjunction with the physician congress now known as The Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF).  Since then, nurses from across Canada have been gathering yearly, in person or virtually, to share a common interest in the specialty of Neuroscience Nursing.

Each year, CANN’s Annual General Meeting and Scientific Sessions provide professional development, communities of practice, research collaboration, opportunities for leadership, and gatherings for support and fellowship.

Come, share your passion and knowledge of neuroscience nursing, meet highly skilled nurses, and see the best that Canada has to offer.

Check out their website for more details

2024 BSN Summer Student Research Program

Dear bsn students,

If you have not already done so, check out the 2024 BSN Summer Student Research Program. The objective of this program is to strengthen nursing research capacity by providing research training opportunities for undergraduate nursing students at UBC-Vancouver.

Undergraduate research studentships are available to BSN students at the UBC School of Nursing. Selected students will be awarded a 4-week, full-time studentship in August 2024, and will receive a $3,000 stipend. To be considered, students must be full-time students in the UBC BSN program.

Interested BSN students are asked to email their resumé, cover letter, and preferred project(s) to by March 18, 2024.

Click here for more details on the research opportunities

PHSA Invites You: BC Women’s Hospital + BC Children’s Hospital- Recruitment Open House

We would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming  BC Women’s Hospital + BC Children’s Hospital- Recruitment Open House!
Event date: Tuesday, April 9th, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Chan Centre, BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
938 West 28th Avenue Entrance #18
Vancouver, BC
Event Link: BC Women’s Hospital + BC Children’s Hospital- Recruitment Open House Tickets, Tue, Apr 9, 2024 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite

The event will feature representatives from a broad range of health care professions including nursing, allied health, and unit clerks. Various presentations will take place followed by career information sessions, and networking opportunities to learn from our team, Hiring Leaders and professionals in the field. This event is perfect for both students seeking to explore career opportunities in healthcare and experienced professionals looking to advance their careers or make a change.

Spaces are limited, sign up today! Please register in advance by April 8, 2024.

Participants Needed for an Online Study – Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card

Hello BSN students,

The Substance Use and Gambling Lab at the University of Calgary and Healthy Families Lab at the University of British Columbia are running a study about substance use and gambling trends among university students across Canada. All University of British Columbia students are invited to participate in a 15-to-25-minute online survey and enter to win one of four $100 gift cards. You can participate even if you don’t use drugs/substances or gamble.

Follow this link to join the study:

Want more information? Email or visit

This study has been reviewed and approved for ethical compliance by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB22-1540).

Hello BSN students,

UBC Midwifery is pleased to be hosting a free keynote on restorative justice, and we are extending this invitation to all our partners and colleagues. Please save the date of April 19th and, for your sharing consideration, distribute it amongst your colleagues; all are welcome, but capacity is limited.

If you want to attend, you can register early by signing up with your email here: . The event itinerary and Zoom details will be delivered by email.

Participate in Oxford Research on BIPOC First-Generation Student Experiences!

Hello BSN students,
Nawreen Hena is a master’s student at the University of Oxford, currently pursuing studies in Higher Education. As a Canadian and a proud alumna of the University of Alberta, their research reflects their commitments to equitable education practice in Canada. 
Their master’s dissertation focuses on understanding the experiences of BIPOC first-generation students in Canadian U15 institutions, to explore the relationship between institutional practices and their development within the university.
They are seeking participants who meet the following criteria: individuals who identify as a visible minority or Indigenous, are first-generation students without parents or guardians with a university education, and are enrolled in full-time undergraduate study.
They are inviting eligible students to participate in approximately hour-long semi-structured interviews, where they may share reflections on their academic journey and their relationship with the university.
Link to the participant applicant form here: [].

Click Here for poster and Here for more information on participation.

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Us Showcase SON!

We are excited to announce a special volunteer opportunity for School of Nursing students. We are organizing a photoshoot to capture storytelling for our school’s promotional materials, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

The photoshoot will take place on March 5 between 8:30-4:30 at Koerner Pavillion (SON).
Interested? See below for additional details and please email by February 29 to confirm your interest and availability for March 5 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
We ask that you commit a minimum of ~2 hours of your time on March 5. While the actual photography is likely only around an hour, the team recommends you block 2 hours of your day so you can be available for briefing and to account for any potential delays.
These images will be incorporated into our public-facing photo library and shared with APSC and UBC for promotional materials, website images, news stories, announcements and so on. In addition, sometimes magazines reach out, for example, McLean’s for their university issue. A consent form will be shared for you to review and sign.
We will be taking photos in the lab, hospital setting, and a classroom. These photos are people- and action-focused. These are all completely staged with faculty and student volunteers. You will be directed through each scene. Examples: Studying at a laptop with friends, performing an injection on a patient, participating in a lecture.
Depending on the scenes you are assigned, you may be in scrubs or in your regular, professional/casual street-clothes. Information will be shared with you in advance, including tips on what to wear and what to avoid. Please note that you may bring any additional props or accessories that you feel would enhance your outfit or contribute to the overall theme of the shoot (such as laptop, textbooks, backpack, etc.)
We understand that your time is valuable especially at exam time, and we truly appreciate your willingness to volunteer for this photoshoot. Your participation will not only help us create beautiful promotional materials but also showcase the vibrant and diverse community we have at UBC School of Nursing
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the photoshoot!

2024/25 UBC Student Guide

UBC Recruitment Marketing team is hard at work on the upcoming 2024/25 UBC Student Guide (last year’s edition) and is seeking students to feature in the upcoming publication! This guide will be carried by recruiter-advisors all over the world and is a great way to highlight the stellar students (and their programs/faculties) of UBC.

If you are interested, use this link and you will be entered to win a $20 UBC Bookstore gift card for participating.

PHSA Invites You: Virtual Info Session Inpatient Units -BCCH

PHSA is reaching out to extend an invitation to our upcoming Virtual Info Session for various Inpatient Units at BC Children’s Hospital on Thursday, March 7th, 2024, from 1PM – 2PM.

This event is designed for both experienced and new grad Registered Nurses (RN’s) who are interested in pursing a career within Inpatient Units at BCCH. This session is hosted by PHSA and will highlight all opportunities available at the following inpatient units:

Medical Inpatient Unit
Surgical Inpatient Unit
Nursing Resource Team

Please find the invitation attached for full details, and you can use the link below to register.

Join PHSA’s Exclusive Birthing & NICU Virtual Info Session BC Women’s Hospital

PHSA Birthing Info Session will take place on March 4th at 1:00 PM PST. This virtual session is perfect for Registered Nurses (RNs) – both experienced and new graduates – as it will highlight BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre’s Birthing Unit and current career opportunities in the specialized practice. Please find the invitation attached for full details, and you can use the link below to register.

Birthing Info Poster

PHSA will also be hosting a second Info Session outlining NICU nursing opportunities at BC Women’s Hospital. This session is for experienced and newly graduated RNs and will highlight the latest career opportunities. It will take place on Thursday, Mar 14, 2024, at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST.  Please find the invitation attached for full details, and you can use the link below to register.

NICU Nursing Info Poster

Thank you, and PHSA look forward to your participation and connecting with you during the sessions.

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, 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, 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: