1:30pm - 3:30pm
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC

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Health Research is a Two-Way Street: Citizen Scientists in the Driver Seat

The future of health research depends on the public voice. This session will focus on patient and community engagement in health research, including why it matters, how to find the right fit, and how to maximize impact. Featuring:

  • Stirling Bryan, Scientific Director, BC SUPPORT Unit - “Why Health Research Wants YOU to Get Involved”
  • Ashley Clark, Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement,BC Patient Safety & Quality Council – “Finding The Right Opportunity & Maximizing Impact”
  • Hannah Roy, Patient Partner - “Partnering on C. difficile Research & Digital Storytelling”


  • Registration (in person only): 1 - 1:30 pm
  • Presentations and Discussion: 1:30 - 3 pm
  • Information Booth Session (in person only; optional): 3 - 4 pm