Tag Archives: Lectures/Seminars/Workshops

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.

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!

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.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre – FIR Unit Information Session

Information session for BC Women’s Hospital  + Health Centre – FIR Unit on November 24, 2022 at 2.00pm PST.

BC Women’s Hospital’s Families in Recovery (FIR) Program is a provincial specialized perinatal service that provides primary care to antenatal and postpartum women who use substances and to infants exposed to substances in an interdisciplinary approach. Located at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre in Vancouver, FIR opened in 2003 and is a first of its kind program in Canada. Through the provision of treatment and supports focused on principle based practice and integrated programming, the interdisciplinary team at FIR focuses on stabilization and harm reduction in a recovery oriented approach to care.

More details Here

Email rosie.fourie@phsa.ca to RSVP.

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.

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

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

BC Cancer Abbotsford Nursing Information Session

BC Cancer Abbotsford is hosting an event that will be highlighting nursing job opportunities and new hire onboarding support. You will hear from our leaders about these opportunities and have a chance to ask any questions that you may have. We will be providing tours of the centre as well as light refreshments will be served.

Details are as follows:

BC Cancer Abbotsford

32900 Marshall Road Abbotsford, BC

Room:  Patient Resource Centre, A5.005 Sumas Level 1

October 17, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm (attendees can attend anytime during this time)

If you are interested in attending this in person event we ask that you RSVP to Gurdeep Gill at ggill@phsa.ca.

More details Here

Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability 2022

When: Thursday, September 29, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 28.
What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve?
UBC’s Sustainability Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on September 29 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, our urban spaces, and the Fraser Estuary.
You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Translink, and many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs from across BC.
Scholars will present their research in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.
Keynote Speaker: Angela Danyluk, Senior Environmental Specialist, City of Vancouver
Panel Themes: Land, Water & Resource Management | Living Shorelines & Habitat Restoration | Mobility & Sustainable Transportation | Energy & Emissions | Agriculture & Food Security | Resilient Communities | Water Systems| Livable Cities | Better World | Biodiversity | Capacity Building | Sustainable Health Care

Decolonizing All Research

Decolonizing All Research
CRiHHI Critical Inquiry Series

This seminar will provide provocative proposal that all research should have decolonizing aims. Diverse researchers using diverse qualitative and quantitative approaches will demonstrate the importance of decolonizing approaches to the development of knowledge in nursing and health care.

Date: 22 Sep 2022
Time: 2-3:30pm
Panelists: Dr. Holly McKenzie, Dr. Emmanuela Ojukwu, Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, Dr. Colleen Varcoe
Room: Zoom

To register click Here