IDC 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 at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) and available remotely via WebEx. Each luncheon is scheduled for 45 minutes between 12:15 pm and 1 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch with them and listen to presentations. Registration is not required.

Upcoming Sessions 2020:

  • February 27, 2020 - Understanding barriers to health care access through cultural safety and ethical space: Indigenous people's experiences in Prince George, Canada; Presented by Sarah Nelson
  • March 26, 2020 - How Creating a Safe Space for Cultural Safety Conversations Can Bring About Innovative Ideas and Inform Change; Presented by Victoria Carter and Seminguul (Fanny Nelson)
  • April 23, 2020 - Exploring the Experiences of Rural Emergency Room Nursing Staff with Recruitment and Retention of Rural Physicians: a unique viewpoint on a systematic challenge; Presented by Dr. Dietrich Furstenburg and Janna Olynick
  • May 28, 2020 – Stay Tuned
  • June 25, 2020 – Stay Tuned

Past Brown Bag Presentations



The Innovation and Development Commons (IDC) is a partnership between Northern Health and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). It aims to facilitate education, research, and innovation in the North, ultimately improving the quality of life and health outcomes for Northerners. For more information about the IDC, contact