Lions Gate Hospital’s Youth Advisory Committee is proud to present the second annual Med Ed Conference! Support your local hospital while learning about the path to a medical career, featuring student panels and talks from health professionals!
We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Roger Wong as our keynote speaker. Dr. Roger Wong, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS, is the Executive Associate Dean of Education and Clinical Professor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
All proceeds from this event will enhance patient care at Lions Gate Hospital.
Date: April 18, 2020
8:00 am — 1:00 pm
Lions Gate Hospital Gym
231 15th Street East
Parkgate Community Centre has a ton of volunteer opportunities over spring and summer break. Please click on the link above to see their Volunteer News Flyer to see if there is something for you to do.
Parkgate is an excellent place to gain volunteer hours, work experience hours and working within your community making connections.
Did you know that they offer 3 spectacular scholarships
Parkgate Society has generously opened up the two volunteer-specific scholarships for volunteers who help out at any program that runs within Parkgate Community Centre.
The 3 Parkgate Society scholarships are:
The $1500 PF Yong Memorial Scholarship is for a local resident going into a trade or apprenticeship (nursing, cooking, electrical, carpentry, welding, etc) or a post-secondary applied/natural science program. No Parkgate volunteering is necessary but if you are a volunteer, please include your experience.
The $1500 Student Volunteer Award is for a grade 12 student who has volunteered at Parkgate, now or in the past
The $1000 Al and Jan Argent Award is for a Parkgate volunteer of any age who would like to take courses to make them a stronger volunteer in our community (ie. First aid, food safe, High 5… make a case for a course, seminar or workshop and we will consider it!)
Registration is now open for this year’s Celebrate Research lecture.
High school students and members of the public are free to join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 as we explore cutting-edge research on Chronic Diseases from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Cullen Family Lecture Theatre, St. Paul’s Hospital.
Join us for an informative talk to learn about cutting-edge research on the prevention, treatment and management of chronic illnesses.
About this Event
Providence Health Care Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute organize this annual public lecture featuring talks and a Q&A panel with clinicians and scientists on leading-edge health research.
Attendance is FREE but space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Tuesday, March 10 | 6:00 – 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Where: St. Paul’s Hospital (Cullen Family Lecture Theatre) | 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver
Presentation title: “Chronic Pediatric Vasculitis: Using gaps in clinical care to guide translational research and improve outcomes for complex rheumatic diseases of childhood.”
Dr. Brown is a research scientist with an interest in chronic rheumatic and inflammatory conditions, especially those that develop in childhood. She received her early academic training in Canada, studying biochemistry (B.Sc.) at Simon Fraser University and immunology (Ph.D.) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She went on to do postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom and at The University of Gothenburg in Sweden. In 2014, she became the first scientist to be appointed to the UBC Division of Rheumatology at the BC Children’s Hospital. Her research program aims to find biologic measures of immune activation in order to improve assessment and management of chronic childhood rheumatic diseases. www.kbrownlab.ca
Dr. Silke Cresswell
Presentation title: “From microbes to movement, a systems approach to brain health.”
Dr. Cresswell is a movement disorder neurologist and clinician scientist at the UBC Movement disorder clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and active staff at Vancouver General Hospital. With a strong athletic background, her clinical and research work focuses on a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the treatment and prevention of brain disorders. Complementary to typical medical treatments, interventions target physical and emotional well-being through active engagement in exercise, art, mindfulness, nutrition, enjoying nature and community building. She is investigating the role of the gut microbiome with the goal to find new approaches to neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia is a particular interest of her work. She serves as president of the Canadian Movement Disorder Group, as the director of the annual National Canadian Neurology Residents Course for Movement Disorders, and is co-founder and director of the BC Brain Wellness Foundation.
Dr. Kelly McNagny
Presentation title: Early life exposures that influence adult chronic disease
Dr. McNagny obtained his PhD in Immunology at the U of Alabama at Birmingham (1990) with Dr. Max D Cooper (National Academy of Sciences) studying proteins that regulate B cell maturation and homing. He then performed postdoctoral training with Dr. Thomas Graf (1991-98, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg) studying transcriptional control of stem cell maturation and fate. In 1998 he started his own laboratory at the University of British Columbia focused on stem cell behavior, innate immune responses, inflammatory disease, cancer biology and therapeutics. He is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Biomedical Engineering and a Member of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation. Nationally, he fills leadership roles in the Stem Cell Network Centre of Excellence (Trainee Education Committee), and is Associate Scientific Director of the Canadian AllerGen Network Centre of Excellence.
More about our host:
Dr. Darryl Knight
Dr. Darryl Knight joined Providence Health Care as Vice-President, Research and Academic Affairs in 2019. His role also includes accountabilities as President, Providence Health Care Research Institute; Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Dr. Knight obtained his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1993. In 2004, he was recruited to UBC as the Canada Research Chair in Airway Disease. He was recruited back to Australia in 2013 and was Professor and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle. Continuing this pattern, Dr. Knight was recruited back to Canada in 2019 taking up his current role.
Become a volunteer for the newest event being held at the Stanley Park Railway.
We are recruiting volunteers to assist with onsite children’s activites and general greeting of event guests.
Volunteers will be provided lunch as well as reference letter at the end of the event which summarizes the hours and duties of their role.
Shifts are from 10am-5pm and volunteers must commit to the entire shift.
Set up for Easter Train
Become a volunteer for the newest event being held at the Stanley Park Railway.
We are recruiting volunteers to assist with setup for the Easter Train. Help with creating some Easter decorations, and preparing arts and crafts supplies.
Shifts are from 10am-2pm and volunteers must commit to the entire shift.
Date and Time
Sat, 4 Apr 2020, 10:00 AM –
Sun, 5 Apr 2020, 2:00 PM PDT
We recognize people who work hard and are reliable—just like you!
Each volunteer is eligible for a Letter of Reference that can be added to your resume.
All volunteers will attend a team training session at the Stanley Park Railway (690 Pipeline Road Vancouver BC V6G 3E2). This will be a sit-down orientation with ALL SITE staff and volunteers where we provide details on overall site logistics, and talk about expectations for job performance. All registered volunteers are required to attend one of the sessions.
Be prepared to attend one of our MANDATORY Orientation Meetings
This last year we watched high school students take the lead on climate change—from Greta Thunberg to the tens of thousands of teens who took the streets in Vancouver, and millions across the world striking for climate action, with another walkout expected on Friday, April 3rd. Moving with that momentum, British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) would like to invite high school classes to join our new Cool It! high school climate change training program! Our interdisciplinary program for grades 8 through 12 is designed to empower British Columbia youth to become sustainability ambassadors and transform their climate knowledge into climate action.
Climate Education Program for High School Students
Workshops are fun and interactive, and delivered by experienced Environmental Educators. Workshops focus on understanding climate change systems and climate science and translating this information into taking individual and collective climate action. Depending on the objectives of your classroom and students, and availability of time, teachers can choose from one to three sessions. The program in partnership with the City of North Vancouver is FREE for high school classes and, offers fun prizes for students and classes.
Module One – Individual Action (4 weeks)
BCSEA will provide optional pre and post-workshop activities, and an in-class workshop. Following the workshop, students join our online four-week climate challenge (www.climatecool.org) to take action at home to reduce their carbon footprints (e.g., making litter-free lunches, LED bulbs, cycling instead of driving, planting herbs, eating local and meat-free food, etc.).
Module Two – Collective Action (6 – 8 weeks)
Using a supporting Climate Toolkit and second workshop to support their inspiration and planning, students will be guided through the process of delving into one of the challenge categories and will come up with a community action project to work on to inspire others to take action. Classes interested in working through to prototypes can join a fun, interactive final session we called a Community Market where students pitch their project ideas and/or prototypes to each other, followed by a celebration of their hard work!