Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, November 28: 7:15 - 8:15 pm - Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour Women Medical Staff Affinity Group: Identity
The VCH Medical Staff Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s affinity group for IBPOC women medical staff meets regularly to explore the intersection of gender and race as health-care providers.
The topic for our next meeting is Identity. Come share your experience and discussion around the concept of identity. We will discuss how social identity, location, and intersectionality impact our experience as IBPOC women.
The group is open to all VCH medical staff who identify as women and who are Indigenous, Black, and/or people of colour. We respectfully ask that those who don’t identify in this way understand the need for an exclusive space, and refrain from joining this group. We thank you for your allyship.
Register here by November 27.
DoorDash vouchers will be sent to confirmed participants.
Monday, December 4: 12 noon to 1:30 pm - iCON-VCH Indigenous Health Round: FNHA’s Primary Care Vision and Strategy
The First Nations Health Authority discusses the initiatives and partnerships that are transforming the way primary health care is delivered to Indigenous people in BC, with a focus on the First Nations-led Primary Health Care Initiative (FNPCI).
- Dr. Terri Aldred, Executive Medical Director for Primary Care, First Nations Health Authority
- Lisa Montgomery-Reid, Vice President of Regional Operations, First Nations Health Authority
- Dr. Michael Dumont, Medical Director, Lu’Ma Medical Centre
Virtual Zoom Meeting – Zoom ID provided to registered participants
This activity has been certified for up to 6 Mainpro+® credits.
Monday, December 4: 5 to 7:30 pm - VMDAS and VPSA Annual General Meetings
Get involved with your medical staff association to advance our voice. Attend the VMDAS and VPSA joint AGMs and share your ideas for improving your workplace and patient care.
- Premier David Eby (pre-recorded remarks)
- Dr. Kelly Mayson, Physician Quality Improvement
- Dr. M. Raju Heran, VMAC Chair
In person at the Paetzold Auditorium at VGH or via Zoom.
In-person dinner begins at 5 pm; meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Active and provisional staff are reminded that attendance at 50 per cent of medical staff meetings is required by hospital regulations. VPSA attendees will receive sessional payment for the VPSA portion of the meeting (30 minutes).a
Friday, December 8: 12 noon - Physician Appreciation Lunch at VGH
Join us for lunch and get to know your colleagues in the VMDAS Lounge or grab a box and go.
Tuesday, December 19: 12 noon - Physician Appreciation Lunch at UBC Hospital
Join us for lunch in the Bernstein Room (Koerner Pavilion, MF 460B) or grab a box and go.
Register by December 1, 2023: Men's Medical Staff EDI Affinity & Allyship Group
The VCH Medical Staff Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is further developing its Men's Medical Staff EDI Affinity & Allyship Group. This group will meet and explore the intersection of gender and race as health-care providers over a series of six sessions as a cohort on January 16 and 30, February 13 and 27, and March 12 and 26, 2024.
Topics will include Identity, Power/Privilege, Intention/Impact, Micro Aggressions/Colour Blindness, Receiving/Providing Feedback, and Rank and Power.
Drs. Alexandros Alexiadis and Jay Slater co-lead this affinity group. Meetings will be guest facilitated by David Hatfield, Leadership Coach, VCH People.
Meetings will be held in person from 6:30 to 8 pm.
Register here by December 1, 2023.
The group is open to all VCH medical staff who identify as men. We respectfully ask that those who don’t identify in this way understand the need for an exclusive space, and refrain from joining this group. We thank you for your allyship.
Small Steps Big Idea funding - Complete our letter of intent
VPSA's Small Steps, Big Idea funding provides $1,000 to $5,000 to selected applicants to develop concepts that meet VPSA criteria. Check out our new process, which now begins with a letter of intent.