As a young RN in 2011, Cailey Lynch volunteered as a visiting faculty member at IUBAT College of Nursing for an entire semester. She supervised students in medical-surgical nursing, making a strong impression as a confident professional role-model. After returning to Canada she continued working as a nurse while studying medicine and even finding time to get married. This month her husband, David Eby, became leader of the governing party in British Columbia, becoming the provincial Premier. We wish Cailey and her family all the best as they embark on this exciting new experience.
- Jul 1, 2022
BHP Director John Richards is in Dhaka during June and July, meeting with IUBAT College of Nursing faculty and students and visiting Oasis for Posterity projects. IUBAT Prof. Hasnat Alamgir sent this photo from his Research Methods course for third-year nursing students. To graduate from the BSN program, the students complete a major research project and thesis, sometimes conducting dozens of interviews on topics such as ante-natal care or infection control in hospitals. On this occasion, John shared his own research projects, suggested a dozen potential public health topics and, as he says, “Tried to motivate them to conduct good research.” Humour is a pretty good motivator!
- Jun 3, 2022
BHP’s long-time sponsor, Mid Main Community Health Centre, moved into a brand-new purpose-built clinic this month. The new premises are close to Mid-Main’s former home on Main Street in Vancouver. That building was satisfactory but near the end of its life and certainly not ideal for working under Covid conditions. Mid-Main’s Executive Director Irene Clarence led the entire CHC team through a planning process with the architects so the new space is designed around patients’ needs. “After two years of planning,” Irene says, “We are thrilled to have a new home that is so well-suited to the community health centre model of care.”