Issue No.10 Community Voices in Health Professional Education at UBC

DECember 2014

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Voices Newsletter

2014 was a productive year for patient & community voices at UBC with plenty of exciting projects and opportunities. Thank you for being part of the work to bring patient and community voices into health professional education. Let's sustain the momentum in 2015!

Wishing you a joyful holiday season! 


2014 Community Educator Awardees Honoured

Mo Korchinski and Tiare Laporte were presented with the 1st Annual R. Paul Kerston Community Educator Award at an awards reception hosted by the College of Health Disciplines in November. 

Congratulations to these two outstanding community educators! Read more... 

2015 Call for Nominations!

Nominations for the 2015 R. Paul Kerston Community Educator Award will be accepted until March 31, 2015. 

Named after long-time community educator, R. Paul Kerston, the award honours outstanding community educators who have made a difference to student learning at UBC. Read more...
Nomination deadline: March 31, 2015.
Send your nomination form to:
Review process: April
Award(s) announced by end of April

Student Spotlight: 
Katie Chapman

Health Mentors student Katie Chapman is the 2014 winner of the John H.V. Gilbert interprofessional scholarship.

"The health mentors program is one in which the patient's voice is given the highest value, the professionals listen, and the purpose is to understand health challenges from the patient's perspective. Learning from our health mentor and each other, we as students have become more mindful of the holistic needs of patients and have been inspired to make a mutual commitment to create meaningful change.” says Katie, a 4th year nursing student.

Katie's nomination was supported by her Health Mentor Bill Gibson who says, “People like Katie Chapman will make things better. The John H.V. Gilbert Interprofessional Scholarship is for people who have demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centred practice. Katie has done this and I, the patient, was fortunate to have been there and been a part of it.”

2014 Allies in Health Fair Report Available

Thank you to all exhibitors, panelists, visitors and volunteers for making the 6th Annual Community & Patient Fair for Health Professional Education a success!

The 2014 Allies in Health Fair report is now available.  Read more...

Call for Abstracts! 

2nd International Conference
Where's the patient's voice in health professional education 10 years on?

November 12-14, 2015
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites Vancouver


APRIL 30, 2015

Abstracts are invited on examples of patient involvement in health professional education including:
  • Educational initiatives that have been implemented and evaluated.
  • Progress and lessons learned over the last 10 years.
  • Patient experiences as educators of health professionals.
Patients, community members and students are encouraged to submit presentations, either jointly with academic partners or as separate submissions.

Brought to you by:

Division of Health Care Communication
College of Health Disciplines
Woodward Instructional Resources Center
400 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Tel: (604) 822-8002