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Research Opportunities

In addition to engagement opportunities offered by our health care partners, we support health researchers through our partnership with REACH BC.

REACH BC is a new online platform that connects researchers to the public and to patients who are interested in participating in health research opportunities. The platform will house an online listing of all recruiting health research projects and patient partner research opportunities. Patient partner research opportunities will be cross-posted here on our website, if requested by the health researcher.

Please note: to view the full posting for any patient partner research opportunity, you must sign up to participate in REACH BC.

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Patient Partner Interviews to Address Equity and Access in Perinatal Research (During Pregnancy and After Childbirth)

Opportunity Purpose Perinatal patient partners from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups may face barriers preventing research participation. Our recruitment and engagement strategy hopes to identify and address such barriers to improve diversity and inclusivity in maternal health research. Feedback from patient partners about their lived experiences will help guide…

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Open to Provincial Region

Patient Partner Living with Dementia Needed in our Telepresence Robot Research Team

Opportunity Purpose UBC IDEALab brings people together to contribute to Innovation in DEmentia care and Aging. We value the voices of people living with dementia towards improvement of dementia care. The Telepresence Robot project is co-led by Dr. Jim Mann who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. We would like…

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Open to Provincial Region

Seeking an Older Adult Patient Partner on Physical Activity Research Team

Opportunity Purpose Our research team is looking for an older adult patient partner to contribute to multiple research projects about physical activity, possibly including surveys, interviews, and consensus meetings. Our main goal is to better understand what older adults seek to gain from engaging in physical activity, so that…

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Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

Obesity Prevention from Birth

Opportunity Purpose We want to develop and test an educational program of classes for new parents to help them learn some of the important skills that have been shown to support healthy development and prevent future health problems. We think that all parents want to do their best for…

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Open to Provincial Region

From Our Community

Laura Palmer

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!