Vol. 6 No. 1, October 2013

Notes from the Chair - Fall 2013

As another Summer ends and we gear up for Fall across British Columbia, it’s inevitably a time for reflection and celebration.

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New e-HLbc Librarian: Jennifer Bancroft

Jennifer Bancroft, a Vancouver native with an educational background in History and English Literature, completed her dual master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Jennifer got her start in health sciences libraries working as a student librarian at UBC’s Woodward Library and Biomedical Branch Library.  Jennifer recounts how impressed she was with the medical, nursing, and dental students she helped.  “They spent long hours studying in the library,” she remembers, “and they were such eager learners and competent researchers.  It was exciting to think that the students I helped would one day be helping me!” 

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Success Story: Supporting Evidence in Government Policy

The vision of e-HLbc is to provide the entire province of British Columbia with health resources to improve practice, education, and research.  Often, we think of health students and professionals as requiring the best evidence to inform their research and practice, but sometimes may forget that government employees equally require the best evidence to inform policy development and decision-making.

Mike Deeth is a research analyst for the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).  He works on the Applied Practice Research and Learning Team, the ministry branch responsible for undertaking many research activities, including knowledge mobilization and primary and secondary data collection.  

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Member Profile: Quest University Canada

“I have seen the future, and it is Quest" (Prof. Anton Allahar, University of Western Ontario).

Quest University Canada (QUC) is a private, non-profit, secular four-year undergraduate post-secondary institution in Squamish, BC.  Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences after spending their first two Foundation years taking courses in all disciplines, and their last two Concentration years taking courses that will lend support to their theses.

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