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I am, with regret, writing to notify you that Victoria Wood, Curriculum Manager and Acting Strategic Lead for Systems, will be leaving her position at UBC Health on May 15th to assume a new role as Manager of Learning Design with the Sauder School of Business.
During her 13 years working to advance collaborative health education at UBC Health, Victoria has played a number of key roles. She began as a Research Coordinator in the College of Health Disciplines in 2008, becoming Project Coordinator and later Project Manager. She contributed substantially to the development of the BC Interprofessional Competency Framework (a foundation for the CIHC National Interprofessional Competency Framework), and to interprofessional collaborative learning series (IP-CLS) and online learning modules currently used across the province.
In her role as Curriculum Manager (since 2015), Victoria facilitated key cross-disciplinary collaborations in the development and delivery of the Integrated Curriculum now offered to 14 health professional programs at UBC. She was involved in the Strategic Summits with health programs and key stakeholders; these will strategically inform future priorities for UBC Health. In 2019, Victoria took on additional responsibilities as Acting Strategic Lead for Systems in the emerging portfolio of the Vice-President Health. In this capacity, she played a key role in facilitating and advancing the TBC@UBC collaborative, focused on the provision of services and resources for team-based care in BC.
On behalf of her colleagues in the Office of the Vice-President Health | UBC Health, I sincerely thank Victoria for her years of dedicated service, and her commitment and passion in advancing collaborative health education at UBC. We will miss her drive, professionalism and strength. We wish her much success in her new position.
Caroline Voisine, Project Coordinator at UBC Health, has accepted to step into the Curriculum Manager role in an acting capacity effective May 1st. Caroline joined UBC Health in 2017 working on several key initiatives in the education portfolio. She is currently overseeing the evaluation of the Integrated Curriculum, and will be known to many of you through her work with health programs and students. As Acting Curriculum Manager, Caroline will lead the planning, preparation and delivery of the Integrated Curriculum for the winter 2020 session, and will play a key role in implementing changes to curriculum delivery as required due to COVID-19. We thank Caroline for stepping into this role on short notice and at this unprecedented time.
I would like to thank all health programs and partners for your continued support of the work of UBC Health, and your patience as we go through this transition and adjust our operations in the current context.
With all good wishes,
Anne Martin-Matthews, O.C., Ph.D., FCAHS
Associate Vice-President, Health