Goodbye and Thank You, Anthony! 

We have some bittersweet news to share: we are saying goodbye and good luck to Anthony Gagné!

Anthony is one of the Engagement Leaders with the team that supports PVN, the Patient & Public Engagement Team at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. He has taken a new opportunity within the Council. Thank you for all your work in Northern BC, Anthony — we'll miss you!

Anthony Gagné

Anthony sends this message to the patient and health care partners he's worked with: "While this is an exciting change, it is a little hard to believe that, after nearly seven years, I won’t be working as closely with all of you. I wanted to thank you all — there are no words to express how grateful I am for your commitment and passion. Without you, this network wouldn’t exist in the North at all. I have learned so much from every one of you, and I can’t wait to hear about the exciting work you get yourselves involved in going forward!" 

Located in Northern BC and think you'd be a good fit with the Patient & Public Engagement Team? Read the Engagement Leader job posting. 

Patient Partner Eric Gubby

Patient Partner Perspective: Eric Gubby Relates his PVN Experience to his Aerospace Career

Island Health is currently looking for patient partners to fill five new vacancies on their Quality Councils so we've asked Eric, a PVN Patient Partner, to tell us about his experience on two of these Councils and how it reminds him of his aerospace work. It's not exactly rocket science, but just as important!  

Read the blog post.

BC Cancer Excellence Awards

Nominate a Patient Care Champion!

The BC Cancer Excellence Awards recognize BC Cancer staff for going above and beyond in delivering or supporting excellent patient care, and for making a significant difference to the people they serve. Patients, caregivers and members of the public can nominate a staff member in the Patient Care Champion category!  

Patient Care Champion is someone who does one or all of the following: 

  • Helps improve the care experience of patients and families, quality of life, and quality of care
  • Helps improve your knowledge of the cancer system
  • Shows compassion, creativity and acts as a role model for others

Submit your nomination before August 17!

Patient Scholarships Available for the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference 

 At the Infoway Partnership Conference in November, you are invited to share and learn with Canada's digital health community as you bring a patient perspective to the conversation. This is a great opportunity to meet patients from around the country. 

Infoway is awarding patient scholarships that could send you to Montreal to attend. The scholarship covers registration, travel, accommodation, and meals as needed. The deadline to apply is August 15 at 1400 PT. 

Submit your application. 

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