Issue No. 4 Community Voices in Health Professional Education at UBC

JUNE 2014

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Reaching over 1000 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.


Living a Life of Recovery with Mental Illness workshop

Members of the Recovery Narrative Project will share their varied life experiences both in and out of the community mental health system. Read more...

Workshop: Living a Life of Recovery with Mental Illness
When: Thursday, June 5th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Diamond Health Care Centre

Registration is required.

Space is limited to 20 students!

This workshop is designed for students in UBC Health and Human Services programs.
Attendance is worth 40 exposure points on your IPE Passport:


Health Mentors Needed!

Do you have a chronic condition or disability? Share your experiences with students in the UBC Health Mentors Program. Read more...

Video: Student and Mentor testimonials

Download an application form here.
Deadline to apply July 31, 2014.



Last chance to register for summer camps! 

Are you a UBC student in a health care discipline and want to be better prepared to work with Aboriginal patients and communities?

Learn alongside Aboriginal youth and families at summer camps put on by Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services (Xyolhemeylh).      Read more...

Register by June 30.



Patient & Community Voices at UBC a catalyst for change in the UK

After a 2 week visit to the UBC Division of Health Care Communication, Dr. Clare-Price Dowd is back in the UK to improve patient involvement in the National Health System. 

"I was particularly inspired by the Health Mentors program, the principles of which I want to replicate in the UK." says Dr. Price-Dowd who was humbled to see the work undertaken by mentors with complex health needs to develop and support the next generation of healthcare professionals.

"I have too many people to thank individually, but special thanks go to Angela, Bill, Cathy and Brianne at UBC and members of the community, mentors and students who gave their time to speak to me individually. You have been the catalyst for improved involvement in the UK."

Community and academics share the stage at CUVIC 2014

A team of collaborators in the work of the UBC Division of Health Care Communication (DHCC) travelled to Victoria to share their success stories of university-community engagement arising from their work together over more than 6 years.

Cheryl Hewitt, Paul Kerston and Sue Macdonald are long-time partners with Drs. Angela Towle and Bill Godolphin in the work to enhance patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC. The team was among a few joint presentations by academics and community partners at the Community-University Engagement Conference (CUVIC) in May. "It's nice to see the university community beginning to embrace the larger ‘community’," says Paul. Read more...

Mark Your Calendar!

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

The conference will look at the progress since the 1st conference in Vancouver, Canada in 2005. Read more...

Call for abstracts coming November 2014!

To register for updates, email 

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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