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June 8: Hearing Indigenous Voices During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Hearing Indigenous Voices During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Thursday, June 8, 2023
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Virtual and In-Person
Jack Poole Hall
Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, UBC Vancouver


Health After 2020 dialogue sessions are held as part of the Health After 2020 program at UBC Health. The program enables researchers to engage in interdisciplinary, cross-institutional collaborations that aim to create change in health and health producing systems. These collaborations respond to the broad effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and further our understanding of the determinants and experience of health and wellbeing.

This dialogue session highlights the experiences and triumphs of Indigenous peoples around the world. The session will be an opportunity to discuss lessons learned about conducting research and Indigenous resilience during the pandemic with researchers based in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.

Invited speakers include Indigenous researchers and researcher-allies from Turtle Island and Aotearoa who have worked with, and for, Indigenous communities during COVID-19.

This event is presented in partnership by UBC Health, CIEDAR, UBC Sociology, UBC Indigenous Land-Based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster, and CoVaRR-Net EDI&I.

June 15: Understanding Stimulant Use and Stimulant Use Disorder Care

Understanding Stimulant Use and Stimulant Use Disorder Care

Thursday, June 15, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm

Zoom Webinar


Hosted by UBC Health and the BC Centre on Substance Use, the Substance Use and Addiction Lunch & Learn Series provides accessible, evidence-based knowledge about substance use and addiction. Each webinar provides learners with tangible takeaways that can be used to improve the care for and treatment of people who use substances. The free webinar series is geared towards health program instructors and preceptors who supervise students. Past webinars can be viewed on YouTube.

The session will showcase an interprofessional panel of clinicians and peers who will provide insights on stimulant use, the cultural factors related to stimulant use, harm reduction resources, and evidence-based treatment options for individuals experiencing stimulant use disorder.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current context of stimulant use in BC
  • Understand why people use stimulants 
  • Describe harm reduction approaches
  • Discuss treatment options and strategies for stimulant use disorder care
November 19-20: Aging Better Together: Collaborating to Improve Outcomes Across British Columbia

Aging Better Together: Collaborating to Improve Outcomes Across British Columbia

November 19-20, 2023
The AMS Nest

UBC Vancouver

Hosted by the Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program in partnership with the UBC Okanagan Aging in Place Research Cluster, UBC Health, and the Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North, this symposium will bring together experts, partners, and community members across disciplines to provide a holistic and comprehensive perspective on aging. The interdisciplinary focus will enable reflection, discussion, and community engagement on the biological, social, cultural, and environmental determinants of healthy aging and strategies for prevention and intervention to increase health span and add quality years to life.

The two-day event will feature oral presentations, a poster session, an interactive panel discussion for community members, and networking. To facilitate knowledge exchange and collaborations, the symposium will feature just one session at a time. Researchers, healthcare workers, and others who are interested in aging or who care for older adults are encouraged to attend.

Registration will open in the summer. For more information, visit the symposium website or download the symposium poster. If you have any questions, email