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BC Indigenous Student Award – Application Deadline April 20, 2023

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 20, 2023

About this Award

Review Online Learning Tool and Enter to Win Cash Prizes

Help review our online learning tool for disability advocacy and enter to win one of three cash prizes!

Although conversations around diversity and inclusion have become more prominent, students with disabilities continue to face barriers across all disciplines of higher education including Health and Human Service Programs (HHSP). In 2018, the research-based theatre play, Alone in the Ring, was created to help share the lived experiences of students and clinicians with disabilities in HHSP professions. Currently, the Alone in the Ring team has created a new online learning tool that combines the performance with additional learning resources. We now need students from your program to give us feedback on this tool before its prospective integration within the curriculum next year. The learning experience and surveys should take you no more than one and a half hours to complete. All those who participate in this study and complete both the pre and the post survey, will be eligible to win one of three cash prizes valued $50 each.

Please see attached consent form for more details. If you are interested to participate, use this link to enter the Tapestry and start exploring.


PHC Annual Ethics Conference

Dear BSN students,

PHC will be hosting the first in-person ethics education event since COVID! The event will take place on April 23 at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Hastings at Seymour (info: https://ethics.providencehealthcare.org/events/annual-ethics-conference)

It includes a reduced rate students ($50!) which includes food and snacks through the day.  We are sending the invitation your way as UBC Nursing has been interested in our ethics education programming and we don’t want any interested UBC folks don’t miss their chance to attend.

Speakers will include UBC Nursing Alumni Wynne Chiu speaking. We also have Dr. Sylvia Berryman from the Philosophy Department and UBC PhD student Paul Bucci speaking about robots and AI – very neat!

This is a student-friendly event and we know that a diverse audience enriches the discussion so we would love to see you there.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2023-providence-health-cares-annual-ethics-conference-innovating-failure-tickets-400234380807

For poster and QR code, click Here.

BSN Summer Student Research Positions @ UBC

Dear BSN students,

Check out our BSN Summer Student Research Program.

The objective of the BSN Summer Student Research Program is to provide research training exposure for UBC BSN students to inspire the next generation of nursing researchers.

Up to four research studentships are available to BSN students at the UBC School of Nursing. Selected students will be awarded a four-week, full-time studentship in August 2023, and will receive a $2,000 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 13th.

For more details on the positions available, click Here

Spotlight on Diabetes 2023 Conference: Friday May 5, 2023

Are you a healthcare provider who wants to learn more about diabetes? This is the conference for you!

This one day conference will cover the basics of diabetes help you understand the person living with diabetes a bit better when they come to the hospital/clinic

This one day conference will be held at the Pinnacle Hotel Harborfront on Friday May 5, 2023 with registration starting at 0745.

We have fantastic sponsors so the cost to you is only $25 (includes continental breakfast, snack, lunch)

You can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2023-spotlight-on-diabetes-conference-the-basics-tickets-504973398027

There are only 80 spots so register soon to avoid disappointment.

Hope to see you there!

GITCS©-Virtual Game Simulation Evaluation

INVITATION: Do you want to learn more about healthcare communication?

STUDY TITLE: GITCS©-Virtual Game Simulation Evaluation

Hello Learners:

We are inviting you into a research study being conducted at the University of British Columbia and in several other universities and colleges across British Columbia Canada.

The study is being funded by the UBC Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology Open Education Resource Implementation Grant and will be conducted all online. We have created an open education resource aimed at improving your ability to communicate with clients in a health care setting. In the study, you will receive free access to an open education resource that includes a three-chapter PressBook and access to a virtual simulation game (GITCS-VGS) for foundational health communication.

Should you choose to participate, you can examine the PressBook here [Textbook link] or using the QR Code below. After using the PressBook and engaging in the virtual gaming simulation [approximately 20-50 minutes], you will be invited to a survey to get your feedback [5-10 minutes].[Survey link] Submission of the survey indicates your consent, once data is submitted it cannot be withdrawn. Faculty will not be aware of your participation and it will not affect your grade in the course or progress in the program. [Interacting with the post on social media may associate you publicly with the study.]

The consent form can be found at the start of the survey.

Thank you for considering participation in this project. Please feel free to use the Open Education Resource either way.

Thank you,

Dr.  Suzanne H. Campbell, PhD, RN, FCNEI, IBCLC, CCSNE (PI)
Professor, UBC School of Nursing
Email: suzanne.campbell@ubc.ca
Link to Website: https://nursing-sim.sites.olt.ubc.ca/communication-gitcs/
Phone: 1-604-822-7748 [please leave a message with email &/or number for contact, voice messages left at this number will be forwarded by email]

GITCS-VGS Interactive Text QR Code

Applying a Substance Use Health Lens in Health Service Delivery: Innovations and Implications in Support of Health Equity

Substance Use Health is a lens that frames substance use in relation to a spectrum encompassing non-use, beneficial uses, occasional risks or harms, use that has ongoing or understood harms and consequences, and substance use disorders. It encompasses harm reduction to promote health in relation to using substances. Working with people to support their priorities with regard to Substance Use Health means a) prioritizing self-determined health goals as the primary service success outcome, b) removing barriers to care, including intersecting forms of stigma, and c) facilitating access to social determinants of health for those with inadequate access. Substance Use Health is increasingly being integrated as an essential component of health equity actions within organizations and at the point of care.


TO REGISTER TO JOIN VIA ZOOM: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5UsdemqqDMjHtfs8jaKl9-1xhj0JehKYRVq

Please join us for a discussion about Substance Use Health as an innovative lens with implications for policy and health service delivery. To learn more about Substance Use Health, see CAPSA: Substance Use Health (EN)

Click Here for more details.

Free CANO/ACIO Membership

We would like your help in growing our society by joining our free CANO/ACIO membership. The Undergraduate Student Membership was introduced in 2017 and has been well received. Nearly 250 of these memberships were given out in 2020. Any undergraduate nursing student enrolled in a full-time program to become a Registered Nurse or a Registered Practical Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse will be eligible.

Click here to learn more about how to register.

Furthermore, Tuesday April 4th, 2023 marks the 20th anniversary for Oncology Nursing Day, and the theme this year is “Oncology Nursing: Strength Within“. Across Canada, it’s a day to recognize the incredible role oncology nurses play in our national healthcare system. Cancer affects people of all genders, nationalities and age groups. Oncology nurses are on the front lines of cancer treatment, care and research.

On October 20 to 23, 2023 the 35th CANO/ACIO Annual Conference will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The CANO/ACIO Conference is an opportunity for oncology nurses to connect with their peers and improve their professional knowledge in the areas of oncology nursing, patient engagement and interdisciplinary practice. This year’s conference will include a workshop day, keynote presentations, joint symposia, concurrent oral sessions, posters, networking opportunities and more! For more information, please click here.

Check out the newsletter for more information here.

Interprofessional Panel on Substance Use Care

Date: February 1, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Zoom


Join us for a discussion on substance use care! This event will feature an interprofessional panel of clinicians (nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, social worker and pharmacist) who will discuss their roles and highlight the diversity of care settings and collaborative work in this complex area. Students will work through a case study and there will be opportunity for questions, discussion, and to meet students and health professionals from different disciplines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build knowledge of what substance use care looks like across a variety of settings
  • Describe the roles of different health professions in substance use care
  • Understand how different health professions work together to improve health outcomes for people who use substances

Register here: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cqfu2sqjkuHtdnWRh7hyLLePbE9nttj1LL

Climate and Health Education Student Fellowship

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) envisions that all health professionals throughout the world – doctors, nurses, and public health leaders and practitioners – will be trained to prevent, reduce, and respond to the health impacts of climate change. To achieve this vision, we created the 1 year intensive Climate and Health Education Student Fellowship – to educate and empower the next generation of health professions students to become global climate and health leaders and communicators in their respective fields and within interdisciplinary collaborations.

To learn more about the fellowship and to apply click here.

Recruiting an Undergraduate or Graduate Volunteer Student

Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences Program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC is looking to recruit an undergraduate or graduate volunteer student to collaborate as a second reviewer in the data analysis for a scoping review on the experiences of people accessing abortion and post-abortion care in Latin America. This student will be listed as a co-author on the final publication. The student must be fluent in Spanish as some of the papers will be in Spanish. We anticipate that the analysis will take at most 20 hours, and the timeline will be defined with the first reviewer. The responsibilities of a second reviewer include the first screening of search results – abstracts and titles (based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria), a second screening of the entire documents and filling the analysis tool that the first reviewer will provide. Finally, the student will receive small training on JBI methodology for scoping reviews and a stipend for participation ($25/hr for undergraduate students or MD and $30/hr for graduate students).

Contact paulaph@student.UBC.ca if you are interested or have questions.

Join the Student Alumni Council!

We are seeking passionate student leaders to join the Student Alumni Council (SAC), an incredible team of students dedicated to connecting students with alumni and building lifelong connections with the UBC community. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and expand your professional networks, both within the UBC community and beyond. The SAC is supported by alumni UBC. Apply by 11:59 PM PST on January 31, 2023.

Apply here: 


Time Out, Check In Winter 2 Announcement

Hello everyone & happy winter break,

Thanks to all of you who dropped by for the first few session of Time Out, Check In this Fall – it was a real pleasure getting to connect, hear about your experiences, and even make some art together!

As part of the BSN Self & Collective Care Series, we will be offering monthly Time Out, Check In sessions again in Winter Term 2. These sessions are totally optional, you are welcome to attend as many as you’d like. Our planned activities have been influenced by feedback from participating students and we are always open to suggestions for future offerings.

Please stay tuned for dates & details in the new year.

  • January (dates/times TBD): Every Term Needs a Plan – get yourself organized for a successful (and hopefully less stressful) term by attending this drop-in session where we’ll share tips and strategies for managing time and attention.
  • February (dates/times TBD): Creativity Break – take some time away from schoolwork to get creative. We’ll make art, listen to music, and enjoy some time for connection.
  • March/April (dates/times TBD): Reflections on Loss and Healing – panel discussion and conversation about managing the realities of grief and loss for healthcare providers.

Wishing you all a restful and happy holiday break!

Support for Students over the holidays:

Take good care,
Elisabeth, Nassim and the Self & Collective Care team

NNPBC Instagram Contest for National Nursing Students’ Week

This week, November 21-27, 2022, is National Nursing Students’ Week in Canada. To celebrate, NNPBC is running a National Nursing Students’ Week Instagram Contest open to nursing students in any designation program located anywhere in BC! We would love your help in sharing information about this contest with your networks.

To participate, nursing students need to:

  1. Follow NNPBC on Instagram @nnp_bc
  2. Like our National Nursing Students’ Week Instagram post (see attached for what it looks like)
  3. Comment on the post with the nursing designation they are working towards and the location of their educational institution in BC

The contest runs from November 20-December 10, 2022. Two winners will be randomly selected after the closing date to win both a $250 gift card and free NNPBC membership for 2023!

Note that students do not have to be current NNPBC members to participate. They just have to be current nursing students at any institution located in BC. For more details, visit our webpage at www.nnpbc.com/nnsw2022.

Food Hub Market Reopening

Dear BSN Students,

Support the re-opening of the Food Hub Market– a student-led grocery aiming to provide at-cost foods in a welcoming community space at the UBC Vancouver campus. All are welcome to shop the market Mondays-Thursdays from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm in the CIRS Building (in the former Loop Cafe space at 2260 West Mall).

If you communicate with UBC Vancouver-facing audiences, we would appreciate your help spreading the word about the market and our launch celebration event happening on November 23rd from 1-3 pm. More information and pre-programmed social media content can be found in the Food Hub Market Comms Toolkit.

More details Here