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Meet some of PHSA’s Women in Science<img alt="" src="/research/PublishingImages/our-research/about-us/news-stories/IDWGIS_PHSA%20News%20Story%20Image.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet some of PHSA’s Women in ScienceOn the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate women, including members of Two-Spirit and gender diverse communities, involved in scientific pursuits across PHSA and their efforts to create a healthier province for all. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/women-in-science-20242024-02-07T08:00:00Z
PHSA individual and teams recognized for improving the quality of care in B.C.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/hqbc-2024-external-story-thumbnail.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA individual and teams recognized for improving the quality of care in B.C.The BC Quality Awards, presented by Health Quality BC, celebrate the people and projects that have led to safer and higher quality care for patients and their families across the province. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/improving-the-quality-of-care-in-bc2024-01-31T08:00:00Z
A night of healing to nourish the soul<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/IMG_5190.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A night of healing to nourish the soulOn Dec. 12, 2023, the Teachings in the Air podcast wrapped up its sixth season with a winter ceremony leaving guests with food for thought.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-night-of-healing-to-nourish-the-soul2024-01-24T08:00:00Z
Taking a bite into culture<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/culture-bites.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Taking a bite into cultureCreated by the Indigenous Youth Wellness Team at PHSA, Culture Bites is a YouTube series designed to spread awareness about food sovereignty among Indigenous youth in B.C.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/taking-a-bite-into-culture2023-12-05T08:00:00Z
An unprecedented wildfire season<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/unprecedented-wildfire-season.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />An unprecedented wildfire seasonThis year marked an unprecedented wildfire season for British Columbia. Learn what this meant for the B.C. health system and how teams mobilized to provide support.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/an-unprecedented-wildfire-season2023-11-27T08:00:00Z
Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide - but that's only part of the story<img alt="World Stroke Day on Oct. 29" src="/PublishingImages/world-stroke-day-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide - but that's only part of the storyEvery five minutes, someone has a stroke in Canada. For World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, learn more about how Stroke Services BC works towards best possible outcomes for patients who have had a stroke.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/world-stroke-day-20232023-10-24T07:00:00Z
Leading with heart, integrity and innovation in the world of communications<img alt="Maile Conwi, Communications & Content Services manager, PHSA" src="/PublishingImages/maile-conwi-phsa-plus-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Leading with heart, integrity and innovation in the world of communicationsMaile Conwi is a dedicated leader who propels, inspires and drives change in PHSA Communications and beyond. She is a PHSA+ Award recipient this year for her keen attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and willingness to dive in when needed.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/maile-conwi-2023-phsa-plus-recipient2023-10-20T07:00:00Z
B.C. Physical Trauma Survivors Day: Kim’s Story<img alt="Kimberly Ferraro, clinical nurse specialist at Emergency Care BC" src="/PublishingImages/trauma-awareness-day-2023-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. Physical Trauma Survivors Day: Kim’s StoryRead about Kimberly Ferraro, clinical nurse specialist at Emergency Care BC, as she shares her story of a traumatic injury experienced on an overseas holiday as well as lessons learned.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-trauma-survivors-day-20232023-10-17T07:00:00Z
PHSA research leaders release joint statement to encourage engagement with more diverse research participants<img alt="​Six leaders, representing PHSA's five research institutes, have signed a joint statement - the first of its kind at the organiz" src="/PublishingImages/research-leaders-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA research leaders release joint statement to encourage engagement with more diverse research participantsIn July 2023, six research leaders signed a joint statement endorsing the collection of race-, ethnicity-based and Indigenous Identity data in PHSA-led research. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/research-joint-statement-data2023-10-10T07:00:00Z
A message of support for those grieving the children of S’ólh Téméxw<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/support-for-stolo-external-thumbnail.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A message of support for those grieving the children of S’ólh TéméxwA message from David Byres, president & CEO, on behalf of the PHSA executive leadership team.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-message-of-support-for-those-grieving-the-children-of-solh-temexw2023-09-22T07:00:00Z


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