Recent News & Updates

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…

New Publication: Benefits of Mentoring
Jan 31, 2022

New Publication: Benefits of Mentoring

We published a study in the journal Medical Teacher about the benefits of being a Health Mentor in the UBC Interprofessional Health…

New Publication: Patient Partners in Continuing Medical Education
Nov 29, 2021

New Publication: Patient Partners in Continuing Medical Education

We partnered on a new paper published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions about involving patients in the…

Patient & Community Voices: Impacts of Poorly Understood Chronic Conditions
Nov 29, 2021

Patient & Community Voices: Impacts of Poorly Understood Chronic Conditions

On November 23 we held our second Patient & Community Voices workshop in the 2021-22 series. Unmet Health Care Needs:…

Health Mentors Program: Presented at International Conference
Nov 29, 2021

Health Mentors Program: Presented at International Conference

Angela Towle and Cathy Kline presented the UBC Health Mentors program at the International Conference on Health Care Communication in October.…

Patient Involvement Grows at UBC
Oct 27, 2021

Patient Involvement Grows at UBC

The involvement of patients in education continues to grow at UBC. For the first time, patients will be involved in UBC…

Call to Action: Patient Involvement in Medical Education
Oct 26, 2021

Call to Action: Patient Involvement in Medical Education

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations released a position paper that calls for systematic approaches to patient involvement across the continuum…

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