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Member – BCIT School of Health Equal Canada Patient Partnership Advisory Committee

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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The BCIT School of Health Sciences (SOHS), a provincial leader in health science education is seeking patient partners to participate in monthly virtual meetings with instructors to develop and implement a plan to integrate authentic patient perspectives into the curriculum of programs across the SOHS.

BACKGROUND: Healthcare education programs in post-secondary institutions require program accreditation by outside organizations to ensure quality education and qualified graduates. Programs are working toward increasing patient perspectives and patient-focused criteria in the accreditation process. The School of Health Sciences has an advisory committee made up of 11 instructors and 3 patient partners to work on the first and second stages of an implementation plan to be inclusive of patients in the health care curriculum.
The committee requires one additional patient partner to join to provide consultation, feedback, and perspectives on the patient curriculum.

– Vacancies: 1
– Time: Monthly meetings (60-90 minutes long) from Oct/23 -Jul/24. Reviewing documents outside of meeting times may also be required
-Location: Online (Zoom)
-Commitment: 9 months-1 yr

As connection and relationship building is important to BCIT, we would like to meet with short-listed patient partners as part of the selection process.

Recognition for time will be provided according to BCIT’s organizational policies.

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please see BCIT IPE Patient Partner website for more information about BCIT SoHS Patient Partner program or email –

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Collaborate on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • • Have familiarity with the health care system as a patient, family member or caregiver • Previous experience interacting with a student health care professional
Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Leanna Wong (604) 431-4925

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