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Member / Client: Victor Espinosa
Image Formerly at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI) and currently the Manager for Research Informatics and Statistics at Island Health, Victor promotes and supports good data practices in research…
Member / Client: Wendy Hurlburt
Image Wendy Hurlburt has a longstanding presence in the life sciences industry, having worked in the sector for 17 years. Most recently, she worked within the private side of the industry, holding positions within…
Member / Client: Gavin Stuart
Most notably, in addition to serving on boards of several public entities including Life Sciences BC, Life Labs Inc. and Genome BC, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 2003 to 2015 and was UBC’s Vice-Provost Health from 2009 to 2016.…
Member / Client: Sarah Bennett
Image As a self-professed relationship builder and network creator, Sarah (photo above, left) brings long-time expertise in research ethics to the BC AHSN organization. She’s been involved in the research ethics field…
Member / Client: Delia Cooper
Delia Cooper, representing the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre, leads a discussion about patient-oriented research at Fraser Health’s annual Research Week in June 2018.   A strong supporter of collaboration, she decided to get involved with BC AHSN in…
Member / Client: Leslie and Art Erasmus
  Art and Lesley Erasmus, volunteers with the Patient Voices Network (photo above, centre and right), were also excited to attend, and gave their impressions of the event recently to BC AHSN. In an interview, Lesley described themselves as “husband-…
Member / Client: Spring Hawes
  Spring Hawes received a spinal cord injury fourteen years ago as the result of a biking accident, and has been a wheelchair user since then. She was chair of an access advocacy group for 7 years, a town councilor for 6 years, and has made a career…
Member / Client: Bob Strain
Image Part 1: Look before you leap When I considered writing this journal, I thought I’d record the most salient points of patient engagement in a research project beginning from my first meeting. What a foolhardy…
What is Polio? Polio (poliomyelitis) is an infectious disease that has existed since ancient times and is caused by a virus. It occurs most commonly in children and young adults and can result in paralysis. The disease reached epidemic proportions…