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: University Hospital of Northern BC | Room 0505

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#