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May 31, 2022: UBC Health Awards Celebration

The Office of the Vice-President, Health is hosting a celebration of the 2021 recipients of the UBC Health Awards and Scholarships. This hybrid event includes an in-person celebration and an awards presentation that will be streamed to a virtual audience.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
4:30-6:00 pm
Awards Presentation (via Zoom)

Recipients will be honoured for their excellence in interprofessional collaboration, health education, and research and for their contributions to the advancement of health education and practice.

The awards presentation will include remarks by Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Vice-President, Health, Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Associate Vice-President, Health, and special guests. 

Recipient names and profiles are available on the Awards page.

Our UBC Health community is invited to attend the awards presentation by Zoom. Register below to receive the Zoom link.


June 7, 2022: Racism is Deadlier than You Think: Listening, Unlearning, and Relearning to Promote Anti-Racism in Healthcare Education

Funded by the UBC Anti-Racism Fund, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in partnership with UBC Health, invites students, faculty, and staff to attend Racism is Deadlier than You Think: Listening, Unlearning, and Relearning to Promote Anti-Racism in Healthcare Education, an in-person workshop which is a follow-up to the symposium in February.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
UBC Point Grey Campus

Workshop participants will discuss foundational principles underlying systemic racism and develop concrete anti-racist actions that individuals can implement in their healthcare education and practice to better support students, peers, and patients.

For more information, download the workshop poster


June 15, 2022: TBC @ UBC Network Event - Innovative composition of disciplines on healthcare teams

How are healthcare teams innovating with, and being impacted by, adding novel disciplines and roles into the team to address prevalent patient needs? What ideas and questions arise from such innovative team composition? 

The Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice has partnered with UBC programs and other organizations to establish a team-based program called CHANGE BC. The program is led by a family physician who educates patients about the risks of chronic disease and includes a dietitian and kinesiologist who empower them to undertake an individualized supervised program of diet modification and exercise. This approach is a response to local health needs, particularly among Indigenous communities. Where patients want connection to land-based activities, such as harvesting wild food, the program aims to link physical activity and diet elements to those activities, in connection with the community’s culture and traditions.

Panelists representing this unique partnership will engage network members to raise and consider ideas, issues, and questions about developing team-based care with novel disciplines and roles, with special consideration of innovative practices, health professional education, and research. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
12:00-1:30 pm

Zoom Meeting

The formal presentation and question period (60 minutes) will be followed by an opportunity for informal discussion and networking (30 minutes):

  • 12:00-1:00 pm: Panel Presentation and Dialogue
  • 1:00-1:30 pm: Informal Discussion and Networking (optional)


About the TBC @ UBC Network
The TBC @ UBC Network, supported by UBC Health, convenes health professionals and leaders, community members, academics, and policymakers to bring forward questions and ideas important for team-based care in BC. The network supports province-wide efforts to enhance team-based care in BC, by enabling participants to learn from each other and connect their efforts, and engaging UBC’s potential to contribute education, research, evaluation, and knowledge translation. Each network event applies a different lens to the themes of research, pedagogy, and practice innovation. To participate in future network activities, or to learn more, visit the TBC @ UBC Network page.

August 16-19, 2022: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Conference

UBC Health is a partner of the 2022 Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) conference. TUFH is an international, intersectoral, and intergenerational global health conference that brings together health partners, universities, community institutions, and thought leaders from around the world. 

August 16-19, 2022
UBC Vancouver Campus

TUFH 2022 is hosted by the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, The Network: Towards Unity for Health, and BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. The theme Moving Forward Together: Unity for Health for All has been planned in partnership with the Métis Nation of British Columbia, First Nations Health Authority, and UBC Health. The conference will focus on fostering equitable community-oriented health services, education, and research, with the goal of improving health locally and globally.

Registration closes on July 17, 2022. Visit the conference website for more information.