Q&A with Dr. Kate Tairyan

On the power of competency-based education and leadership for bolstering public health workforce capacity locally and globally Dr. Kate Tairyan is a Senior Lecturer at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences where she co-leads the Health Sciences and Public Health Education Research Challenge area. Dr. Tairyan’s career in global health and public health educationContinue reading “Q&A with Dr. Kate Tairyan”

Discussion forum: Reflections on a COVID-19 summer

In light of “no more normal”, what are your ideas about what we, as the BCCI Community of Practice could explore in the next several months? By Vic Neufeld Here we are in mid-summer, and I think we can all agree that this is been a most unusual summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic andContinue reading “Discussion forum: Reflections on a COVID-19 summer”

Q&A with Dr. Cherie Enns

I think I am always learning and my thoughts on this are always shifting. What right do I have to impose ideas and values on other communities? For me, more recently, it means I am more of a listener than a doer Dr. Cherie Enns is an associate professor at the University of the FraserContinue reading “Q&A with Dr. Cherie Enns”

A tale of two crises

It might be that with this combination of reduced consumption and reduced environmental harm, coupled with societal commitment to ensuring the meeting of basic needs for all, we will find ourselves unintentionally creating the well-being economy we need in the 21st century By Vic Neufeld & Katrina Plamondon Undoubtably, the COVID-19 situation is occupying muchContinue reading “A tale of two crises”

Solutions to pollution

Two students from the University of Fraser Valley describe how they took initiative in raising awareness about planetary health through the effective use of social media. Read on to explore how you can adapt this project in your own community. By Julie Rhodes & Julia Chalmers What are your names and research areas? My nameContinue reading “Solutions to pollution”

Nursing in the realm of planetary health

By Raluca Radu Planetary health is an attitude towards life and a philosophy for living. Horton et al., 2014, p. 847 As the largest body of healthcare workers worldwide, nurses have been traditionally known to provide care for patients within a myriad of settings, whether they are hospitals, community health clinics, long-term facilities, to nameContinue reading “Nursing in the realm of planetary health”

Podcast: How climate change affects nursing with Raluca Radu

The podcast for nurse leaders who are ready to shift their thinking from “just a nurse” to claim their position as a powerful agent for change. Join host, Amy Deagle, the Founder and CEO of the International Network of Nurse Leaders, as she interviews nurse leaders from across the country to talk about their personalContinue reading “Podcast: How climate change affects nursing with Raluca Radu”

Connections between planetary health, indigenous sovereignty, and sports

Reflections from the 2019 British Columbia Coalition Institute By Claire Remington A recent UN report celebrated the insight that “Indigenous sovereignty could save the planet.” At the British Columbia Coalition Institute workshop at the University of Victoria, Dr. Shannon Waters, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation and a Medical Health Officer with the Vancouver Island HealthContinue reading “Connections between planetary health, indigenous sovereignty, and sports”

Wildfires in BC: Health effects and system implications in a global perspective

March 27, 2019 at 12:00pm PT Wildfires are becoming more severe in British Columbia (BC) and most areas of Canada. In 2017, over 1,300 fires displaced 65,000 residents, including 880 patients and 700 health system staff, costing over $560 million. In 2018, the largest area burned on record, disproportionately impacting remote and Indigenous communities. During bothContinue reading “Wildfires in BC: Health effects and system implications in a global perspective”

Pre-workshop prep: Planetary health

These resource guides provide an introduction to planetary health. Main sessions Session 1 Session 3 Planetary health at the local level: The health co-benefits of a one planet region Session 4 BC and beyond: An exploration of future research engagement Special session guides Session 1 A dialogue with Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of CanadaContinue reading “Pre-workshop prep: Planetary health”