Announcements

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: https://queerartsfestival.com/queer-eyes-queer-lives/

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 https://cann.ca/cann-conference/.

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 merrilee.hughes@ubc.ca 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: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_8ufcigA3cZq6lb8

Want more information? Email mcgrathlab@ucalgary.ca or visit https://www.ucalgary.ca/labs/gamblinglab/participate

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: https://bit.ly/RJKeynote . 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: [https://forms.office.com/e/5pwrVPqiF6].

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 Heather.Swallow@ubc.ca by February 29 to confirm your interest and availability for March 5 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
 
COMMITMENT
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.
 
PHOTO CONTENT AND PURPOSE
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.
 
SCENARIOS
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.
 
WARDROBE
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.)
 
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
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.

CNF Scholarship Applications – Deadline is March 15th, 2024 (11:59pm EST)

The Canadian Nurses Foundation provides scholarships for nursing students across Canada at the baccalaureate, masters and Ph.D. levels. These scholarships are awarded based on merit and range from $750 to $10,000.

CNF offers a variety of scholarships with specific criteria to ONE IN FIVE applicants across Canada every year!

The awards have different values, depending on the level. Generally, the average value is:

  • Baccalaureate level from $750 to $3,000
  • Master and Nurse Practitioner level from $1,000 to $5,000
  • PhD level from $2,000 to $10,000

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BC Scholarship Society Indigenous Student Award – Applications Due: April 4, 2024 (4:30 PST)

The Society offers Indigenous Award programs for students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous – First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years.

Indigenous Student Awards: $1000-$5000 (renewable annually) for students pursuing trades training, apprenticeship, diploma, certificates, degree or post-degree programs.

Application Deadline: April 4, 2024 (4:30 PST)  APPLY HERE

For more information: https://www.bcscholarshipsociety.ca/indigenous-awards/about-this-award/

Nominate Your Peers for the NUS Leadership Award – Due March 13, 2024 at 11:59pm

Dear Year 4 BSN Students, 

Three awards of $450 each are offered by the Nursing Undergraduate Society to graduating students of the May 2024 cohort who are dedicated to the nursing profession and have strived to improve the school life environment of UBC nursing students through volunteer activity. Candidates are to be nominated by their fellow students and nominations will be reviewed and adjudicated for mid-May by the BSN Awards Committee.  

To Nominate, please complete the following survey: LINK 

Submit your application before 11:59pm PST on March 13, 2024

If you have questions, please contact awards@nursing.ubc.ca.   

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
Oncology
Emergency

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.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/birthing-info-session-tickets-796930248827?aff=oddtdtcreator

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.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nicu-nursing-info-session-tickets-796481988067

NICU Nursing Info Poster

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