VPSA members meet with B.C. Deputy Minister of Health

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Stephen Brown, British Columbia’s Deputy Minister of Health, was the special guest at VPSA’s January 9 Breakfast with Leaders session. He talked candidly with VPSA physicians as well as VCH leaders and representatives from Doctors of BC and the Specialist Services Committee about physician engagement and why it matters. DM Brown’s journey to the Ministry The deputy minister began the conversation by explaining how he came to the Ministry of … Read More

Dr. Bob Woollard talks about his experiences working with the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal

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A rural Nepalese girl was interviewed several years ago by a newspaper about her aspirations. She told the reporter, “I want to be a doctor. I don’t know what they do. I’ve never seen one. But my parents said more of my friends would be alive if there were more doctors here.” To the people of Nepal, health care is seen as instrumental for peace. It is stories like this … Read More

VPSA networking event brings together physicians from across the Vancouver Community of Care

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Close to 100 physicians from the Vancouver Community of Care gathered recently for a VPSA networking event that provided an opportunity for members to get to know colleagues from across specialties and sites. The chance to break down barriers and silos was a common theme throughout the evening. “We are 1,900 members and many tribes,” acknowledged VPSA co-chair Dr. Lyne Filiatrault when she addressed the group. “It’s natural that we … Read More