Practice Education Committee

The mandate of the Practice Education Committee (PEC) is to support the integration of practice education processes across the health and human service programs; attend to common practice education issues; build capacity for interprofessional collaborative practice; and support the development, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional learning opportunities in practice.

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Composition and Organization
  1. The Chair of the committee will rotate throughout the committee membership. The Chair will serve for a 2-year renewable term.
  2. Membership will consist of faculty members and others who each health and human service program deems most responsible for practice education or their formally appointed designate.
  3. The committee will be supported by the Practice Education Manager and Education Program Coordinator in the Office of UBC Health.
  4. Meetings are scheduled monthly, or called at the discretion of the Chair, between September and June.
  5. Ad hoc working groups will be formed to address specific projects.
  6. Decisions will be made by consensus.
  7. Terms of Reference will be reviewed annually.
  8. Meeting minutes from the Practice Education and Health Curriculum Committees will be circulated to both groups to ensure synergy.
Roles and Responsibilities

Integrated Practice Education

  1. Attend to common issues and share learning for best practices in practice education.
  2. Align practice education processes and innovate for integration strategies across the health and human service programs.
  3. Enhance interoperability and the ability of health and human service programs to exchange information and to use the information to make better decisions around practice education.  

Interprofessional Practice Education Experiences

  1. Guide and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of collaborative practice education experiences.
  2. Address challenges and barriers for collaborative practice education.

Faculty/Preceptor Development

  1. Identify needs and opportunities to support preceptors/supervisors in evidence-based teaching practices.
  2. Align resources in support for professional development for preceptors.


  1. Recognize excellence in practice education and collaborative practice.
  2. In collaboration with Health Curriculum Committee, promote educational initiatives and/or collaborative practice opportunities by fostering communication between the programs and the practice education committee.
  3. In collaboration with Health Curriculum Committee, act as a catalyst for change; advocating for collaborative-patient centred care as an important strategy in addressing emergent health care issues.

The PEC will be accountable to the UBC Health Council.

Terms and Conditions

Committee Members will:

  1. Attend all committee meetings and functions, such as special events or send a delegate if you are unable to attend.  Meetings are held from September to June.
  2. Be informed about the committees mandate, policies, and initiatives. 
  3. Review agenda and supporting materials prior to committee meetings. 
  4. Serve on working groups or task forces and offer to take on special assignments. 
  5. Inform others about the work of the UBC Health PEC and link to the community and stakeholders. 
  6. Suggest possible nominees to the committee who can make significant contributions to the work of the committee.
  7. Keep current on developments in the practice education field. 
  8. Follow UBC conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. 

Chair will:

  1. Report to the Associate Provost Health.
  2. Chair the Practice Education Committee monthly meetings.
  3. Work with committee members to establish a strategic plan for the committee that is aligned with the work of UBC Health.
  4. Oversee activities of the Practice Education Committee in conjunction with the Practice Education Manager.
  5. Sit on relevant external committees.
  • Marcia Choi, Instructor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (Chair)
  • Charlotte Beck, Liaison Librarian: Audiology and Speech Sciences, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, History of Science and Medicine, Systematic Reviews
  • Tina Buttar, Field Education Coordinator, School of Social Work
  • Jane Buxton, Professor and Practicum Director, Master of Public Health Program, School of Population and Public Health
  • Jasmine Clark, Nursing Practice Placement Coordinator, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Jacky Coates, Field Education Coordinator, School of Social Work
  • Donna Drynan, Associate Department Head and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Cathy Ellis, Senior Instructor, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice
  • Lynne Fisher, Regional Administrative Manager, UBC Years 3 & 4 Undergraduate and Royal College Speciality/BCYT Postgraduate Programs, Island Medical Program
  • Paul Gill, Health and Safety Manager, Faculty of Medicine
  • Erica Hirschberger, Postgraduate Manager, Postgraduate Medical Education Office, Faculty of Medicine
  • Cathryn Jackson, Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs, School of Nursing
  • Cecilia Jevitt, Director, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice
  • Carrie Krekoski, Practice Education Manager, Office of UBC Health
  • Kiran Kalkat, Dietetics Education Coordinator, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Diana Lin, Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Tricia Murray, Manager, Experiential Education Program, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Christie Newton, Director of Continuing Professional Development and Community Partnerships, Faculty of Medicine
  • Tracey Oh, Program Co-Director, Clinical Training, Department of Medical Genetics
  • Melanie Pedersen, Director, Administration, Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine
  • Robin Roots, Coordinator of Clinical Education, Northern and Rural Cohort, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Donna Rota, Administrative Director, MD Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Medicine
  • Karen Sauve, Instructor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Maire Skelly, Curriculum Manager, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Angela Wagner, Education Program Coordinator, Office of UBC Health
  • Misty Wasyluk, Lead, Clinical Faculty and Placement Support, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice
  • Adrian Yee, Director of Curriculum, Undergraduate Medical Education Program, Faculty of Medicine
  • Janice Yeung, Director, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences