NH Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Brown Bag Lunch series is a joint initiative between Northern Health and UNBC to promote health research in the North.​

These education sessions are NOW accredited!  Physicians are now eligible for Mainpro+ and MOC Section 1 credits.  Please ensure to sign in at each session in order for the CME program to provide you with a certificate of attendance.

Brown Bag Lunch Series Upcoming Schedule

Time: 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Location: WebEx

March 24, 2022

Title: Sustainability Failure:  Understanding the Factors Influencing Sustainability of Innovations in the Canadian Healthcare System

Presenter: Dr. Raelene Marceau, NP-PHC, BScN, MN, PhD
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Northern Baccalaureate Program
School of Nursing
University of Northern British Columbia

November 25, 2021

Title:  What about the kids?  Learnings from Early Years Research Initiatives in Northern BC in the Midst of COVID-19

Presenters: Dr. Caroline Sanders, Associate Professor and Acting Chair, School of Nursing, University of Northern British Columbia, Theresa Frank, Research Assistant & MSc Student Psychology, University of Northern British Columbia, Tess Amyot, Research Assistant, BHSc, University of Northern British Columbia, Erica Koopmans, Research Assistant, University of Northern British Columbia & Child Health BC Regional Coordinator- Northern Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Lisa Provencher, MEd Student, University of Northern British Columbia & Field Supervisor, First Nations Health Authority

September 23, 2021

Title: Building Research Capacity Development in the North: A Collaborative Feedback Session

Presenters: Julia Bickford, Regional Director, Research, Evaluation and Analytics, Northern Health and Marcelo Bravo, Lead, Patient Orientated Research and Knowledge Translation Capacity Building, Northern Health

June 24, 2021

Title: Climate Change and Health Impacts in Northern British Columbia: An Overview

Presenters: Naomi Khan, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Intern, Northern Health, Lisa Ronald, CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow, Population & Public Health Support Unit, Northern Health, Paula Tait, Technical Advisor, Health and Resource Development, Northern Health

April 23, 2020

Title: Exploring the Experiences of Rural Emergency Room Nursing Staff with Recruitment and Retention of Rural Physicians: a unique viewpoint on a systemic challenge.

Presenters: Dietrich Furstenburg, NI Rural Medical Director, Northern Health and Janna Olynick, Analyst, Clinical Outcomes, Northern Health

February 27, 2020

Title: Understanding barriers to health care access through cultural safety and ethical space: Indigenous people's experiences in Prince George, Canada

Presenter: Sarah Nelson, Postdoctoral fellow - Department of Geography & Planning, Queen’s University

January 23, 2020

Title: Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc): Rural Site Visits Project

Presenters: Krystal Wong, Program Coordinator, RCCbc, Dr. Stuart Johnston, Physician Lead, RCCbc, Erika Belanger, Research Coordinator and Data Analyst, RCCbc, and Dr. Dave Snadden, Rural Doctors' UBC Chair in Rural Health

November 28, 2019

Title: The Understanding and Management of Stroke Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Living in Northern British Columbia

Presenter: Alexandra Marleau, RN, MScN, Clinical Nurse Educator

October 24th, 2019

Title: Untangling Complexities: Journey to Inactive Status of Casual Home Support Community Health Workers

Presenter: Ildiko Polgar, MHST, BScN RN

September 26, 2019

Title: Developing a Northern BC Knowledge Synthesis Centre

Presenters: Martha MacLeod, PhD, RN, Professor, University of Northern British Columbia, Northern Health/UNBC Knowledge Mobilization Research Chair and Co-Lead, Health Research Institute and Erica Koopmans, MPH, Research Associate, Health Research Institute, University of Northern British Columbia

June 27, 2019

Title: Co-Creating Meaningful Patient-Oriented Participatory research on Gardening and Horticultural Therapy in a Long Term Care Facility

Presenters: Georgia Betkus, Graduate Student, UNBC & Meg Labron, Graduate Student, UNBC

How to Connect

In Person: UHNBC Learning and Development Center, Room 0505

By WebEx (audio/video):

  • Webex
  • Password: brownbag
  • 1-877-385-4099
  • Passcode: 8353420#

By Teleconference (audio only):

  • 1-877-385-4099
  • Passcode: 8353420#