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Allies in Health: Community and Patient Fair

The Allies in Health: Community and Patient Fair is an annual, one-day, interprofessional event that connects community-based organizations, patient support groups, and individuals involved in these agencies with UBC students and faculty. It is a part of UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week, which is held in late October.

The Fair recognizes the role community members play in the education of health professionals, as well as their unique expertise, and promotes meaningful partnerships between UBC and the communities it serves.

 The Fair is supported by the Division of Health Care Communication and the Office of the Vice-Provost Health.

For more information on how to:

  • Get a booth at the fair (community organization)
  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Attend a patient panel
  • Attend as a student

Please contact: Christy Nanos, assistant coordinator, Division of Health Care Communication,


Article: Towle A., Godolphin W., & Kline C. The community comes to campus: The patient and community FairThe Clinical Teacher 2015; 12(4): 260-266.

Poster: 2009-2012 Allies in Health: Community and Patient Fair.

Video: 2014 Allies in Health: Community and Patient Fair.

Past Community and Patient Fairs

Read our annual two-pager reports:



A partnership between the Patient & Community Partnership for Education in the Office of the Vice-Provost Health
at the University of British Columbia and the community.

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