Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch series

The Brown Bag Lunch series is a joint initiative between Northern Health and UNBC to promote health research and quality improvement in the North. Brown Bag Lunch is a series of free lunchtime seminars taking place the fourth Thursday of every month and feature a variety of health research and quality improvement topics and presenters.

The presentations are held virtually during COVID-19 via Zoom. Each luncheon is scheduled for 45 minutes between 12:15 pm and 1 pm. Registration on the Zoom link is required.

Fill out the form to present at an upcoming Brown Bag Lunch!

Upcoming sessions 2022:

  • June 23, 2022 - A quality improvement approach to the appropriate use of antipsychotics in long-term care. Presented by: Tracee Dunn.
  • September 22, 2022 - To be announced.
  • October 27, 2022 - To be announced.
  • November 24, 2022 - To be announced.

Past Brown Bag presentations

2022
  • May: Building a Northern biobank: A community effort. Presented by: Dr. Nadine Caron.
     
  • March: Sustainability failure: Understanding the factors influencing sustainability of innovations in the Canadian health care system. Presented by: Dr. Raelene Marceau.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: brownbag@2022
     
  • February: Barriers to engagement in patient-oriented research. Presented by: Dr. Davina Banner, Dr. Nancy Clark, Barbara Croome and Shayna Dolan.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: brownbag@2022
     
  • January: Understanding the experience of rural maternity care providers during the COVID-19 response in British Columbia. Presented by: Catilin Blewett and Dr. Trina Fyfe.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: brownbag@2022
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2021
  • November: What about the kids? Learnings from early years research initiatives in northern BC in the midst of COVID-19. Presented by: Dr. Caroline Sanders, Erica Koopmans, Lisa Provencher, Tess Amyot and Theresa Frank.
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  • October: From cumulative impacts to co-benefits: Why engaging intersectoral partners on the health impacts of resource development offers pathways to a healthier future for northern British Columbia. Presented by: Dr. Margot Parkes, Dr. Raina Fumerton and Sally Western.
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  • June: Climate change and health impacts in northern British Columbia: An overview. Presented by: Naomi Khan, Lisa Ronald and Paula Tait.
    Listen to the recording
     
  • February: Rehospitalization risk factors for mental health and substance use in northern British Columbia. Presented by: Jim Campbell.
    PDF PP presentation | Listen to the recording
     
  • January: Leveraging technology to support persons living with dementia in rural and northern communities. Presented by: Dr. Shannon Freeman and Dr. Richard McAloney.
    PDF PP presentation | Listen to the recording
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2020
  • November: Using hand sanitizer safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by: Anne-Marie Nicol, PhD, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH).
    PDF PP presentation | Listen to the recording
  • September: How creating a safe space for cultural safety conversations can bring about innovative ideas and inform change. Presented by: Victoria Carter and Semiguul.
    PDF PP presentation | Listen to the recording
  • June: Defining, enhancing and implementing a person and family centered care approach in long term care through DementiAbility, GPA, etc. Presented by: Marcia Bertschi and Cheryl Block.
    PDF PP presentation | Listen to the recording
  • May: Two-day protocol strategy to reduce wait times for nuclear medicine myocardial perfusion imaging at Fort St. John Hospital. Presented by: Gene Blair I. Saldana.
    PDF PP presentation | Listen to the recording
  • April: Exploring the experiences of rural emergency room nursing staff with recruitment and retention of rural physicians: A unique viewpoint on a systemic challenge. Presented by: Dietrich Furstenburg and Janna Olynick.
    PDF overview | Listen to the recording
  • February: Understanding barriers to health care access through cultural safety and ethical space: Indigenous people's experiences in Prince George, Canada. Presented by: Sarah Nelson and Kathi Wilson.
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2019
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2018
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