Recent News & Updates

The Good Doctor: Patient partner helps new medical students explore what it means to be a good doctor
Oct 05, 2022

The Good Doctor: Patient partner helps new medical students explore what it means to be a good doctor

On August 23rd, Carolyn Canfield, an independent citizen-patient, led a session with Dr. Cheryl Holmes for UBC’s incoming medical class of 2026.…

Patient & Community Voices at IACFS/ME's 15th Medical and Scientific Conference
Sep 07, 2022

Patient & Community Voices at IACFS/ME’s 15th Medical and Scientific Conference

On July 30th, Cathy Kline and Gloria Gray presented at the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) virtual…

Living Library: New Videos and Facilitator Guide Available
Aug 03, 2022

Living Library: New Videos and Facilitator Guide Available

We have added three new videos to the Living Library, bringing the number of videos about patient voices to 23.…

UBC Health Awards: Anja Lanz, Lelainia Lloyd, & Bruce Raber Receive Kerston Award
Jun 30, 2022

UBC Health Awards: Anja Lanz, Lelainia Lloyd, & Bruce Raber Receive Kerston Award

On May 31st, Anja Lanz, Lelainia Lloyd, and Bruce Raber were presented with the R. Paul Kerston Community Educator Award for patient…

Patient & Community Voices: Our Last Workshop of 2021-2022!
Jun 03, 2022

Patient & Community Voices: Our Last Workshop of 2021-2022!

On May 4, 2022, we partnered with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS), a provincial organization with a twenty-year history of…

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…

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