A meeting of experts

Patient and Community Teachers at the Centre of Health Professional Education

Patients' Voices

Patients' Voices


Giving patient voices a place in health professional education.

Building Connections

Building Connections


Connecting faculty with opportunities to engage students in patient centered learning.

Understanding Patients

Understanding Patients


Helping healthcare students understand patient experiences.

Latest News

2021 Kerston Community Educator Award: Three Recipients Announced!
Mar 30, 2022

2021 Kerston Community Educator Award: Three Recipients Announced!

The UBC Health Awards Committee has announced three recipients of the 2021 R. Paul Kerston Community Educator Award. Anja Lanz,…

Health Mentors: Cohort 10 Mentors Recognized at Annual Meeting
Jan 31, 2022

Health Mentors: Cohort 10 Mentors Recognized at Annual Meeting

We are now in our 11th year of the Health Mentors Program! On January 24th, 2022 we held our annual Support Meeting for…

Living Library: Launched at BCIT!
Jan 31, 2022

Living Library: Launched at BCIT!

The Living Library is now available to 30 health sciences programs at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT). The collaboration between UBC and BCIT…

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Reports & Publications

Program Report The Living Library

A growing collection of videos featuring the stories and experiences of real patients and caregivers. There are 18…

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Program Report Supporting Learning from Patients

A hub for bringing diverse patient and community perspectives into teaching and learning at UBC is a key…

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Program Report Health Mentors Program

Patients or their caregivers mentor teams students about their lived experience of chronic illness and the health system.

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Program Report Patient & Community Voices

Since 2008, Patient & Community Voices Workshops have been delivered in collaboration with our community partners.

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Program Report Community as Teacher

Cultural immersion for health professional students allows the Aboriginal community to become their teacher.

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Ways to Get Involved

Whether you are a UBC health and human services student, a faculty member, a patient, or a community member - there are many ways for you to become involved.

*The term patient is overarching and is inclusive of individuals with personal experience of a health issue and informal caregivers, including family and friends.

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