UBC Health Council

The mandate of the UBC Health Council (UBCHC) is to identify strategic directions for UBC Health and advise on initiatives and policies relevant and common to the health and human service programs at UBC.

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Composition and Organization
  1. The Associate Provost Health will chair the Council.
  2. The Council will be supported by the Office of UBC Health.
  3. Meetings will be scheduled every six weeks, or at the discretion of the Chair, from September through to June.
  4. Decisions will be made by consensus.
  5. Terms of Reference will be reviewed annually.
  6. Membership will consist of:
    • One senior leader representing each of the health and human service programs at UBC (Audiology and Speech Sciences, Counselling Psychology, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Genetic Counselling, Kinesiology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Population and Public Health, Social Work);
    • a representative from the Woodward Library;
    • two patient/community representatives; and
    • two student representatives.
Roles and Responsibilities
  1. To identify key issues affecting health professional education and health research.
  2. To recommend strategic actions that would enable and strengthen a holistic approach to Health on both campuses in order to achieve integration across UBC and with other partners in BC.
  3. To review policies and procedures related to UBC Health.
  4. To act as a communication link between health units, the broader health system and the UBC Health Executive on academic issues related to Health.
  5. To assist in the promotion and positioning of interprofessional learning and research activities related to the health and human service programs.
  6. To ensure that the patient’s voice and community engagement activities are effectively embedded in the integrated approach to health education.
  7. To enable relevant faculty development for classroom-based learning and practice education.

UBCHC will report to and be accountable to the UBC Health Executive.

Membership 2018/19
  • Sandra Jarvis-Selinger (Chair), Acting Associate Provost Health and Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Joseph Anthony, Interim Associate Dean, Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine
  • Leandra Best, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Gordon Binsted, Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Charlyn Black, Associate Director, School of Population and Public Health
  • Victoria Bungay, Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives, School of Nursing
  • Carolyn Canfield, Honorary Lecturer and Patient Safety Champion, Department of Family Practice
  • Guy Faulkner, Professor, School of Kinesiology
  • Susan Forwell, Head, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Jennifer Golinski, Senior Director, Education Programs and Services, Faculty of Medicine
  • Aleteia Greenwood, Head, Woodward Library
  • Mohamed Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Cecilia Jevitt, Director, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice
  • Tamar Kafka, Dietetics Education Coordinator, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Darren Lauscher, Community Educator
  • Susana Leon, Administrator, Office of UBC Health
  • Sue Murphy, Head, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Ian Scott, Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship
  • Jeff Small, Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
  • Ingrid Sochting, Director, UBC Psychology Clinic, Department of Psychology
  • Angela Towle, Co-Director, Patient & Community Partnership for Education
  • Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Medicine
  • Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work