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Twin Sisters are Amazing Alumni
Honoured by NNPBC


Jenifer Tabamo – MSN, 2015 Jacqueline Lum – MN-NP, 2011

Jenifer Tabamo (l) and Jacqueline Lum (r) pose at the 2018 Nurses and Nurse Practioners of BC award celebrations with their mother, Maria Roman, who is an LPN at Vancouver Coastal Health Banfield Pavilion. Photo: Joseph Tabamo.


During the 2018 Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) ceremony on December 17, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Vancouver, the NNPBC “recognized the contributions of nurses to the transformation of the Canadian health care system and their impact on the daily lives of British Columbians.” Some of the individuals being honoured are affiliated with the School (see Kudos page 18), and of those, two of our alumni are twin sisters, Jenifer Tabamo and Jacqueline Lum. Below are excerpts from the program of the evening. For full bios of all our faculty and alumni honoured by the NNPBC as well as pictures of the event, please visit:

Innovation in Nursing Award

Jenifer Tabamo is clinical nurse specialist and innovative and visionary leader at Vancouver General Hospital who advances nursing practice in the care of complex adult and older adult patients in the medicine program. She has extensive clinical background in acute medicine, critical care, gerontology and dementia care. She graduated from UBC with an MSN with specialized focus in advanced practice nursing clinical nurse specialist role, leadership and education streams in 2015, and is certified in both medical-surgical and gerontology nursing specialties through the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) certification and credentialing program.
Through Jenifer’s research, she facilitates critical dialogues with patients, families, and care staff, leads integration of evidence into practice and shapes the future of hospital care.

Excellence in Nursing Practice

Jacqueline Lum exemplifies advanced practice by integrating both the science and art of nursing. She has over ten years experience and training in critical care and acute medicine. She graduated with distinction from our Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner program in 2011. She successfully trained for the six-month acute care cardiac-surgery NP post-graduate fellowship program, the first of its kind in Canada, and worked in Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) cardiac surgery units as one of its very first NPs.
Through her research works, Jacqueline participates in peer and self-reviews to assess, evaluate and discover impact of cardiac services at the client, community and population level and shares these findings across broad avenues. In addition, patients and families praise her high standards and compassionate presence.

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