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2016 Annual General Meeting (BCSRT AGM)

Dear BCSRT Members,

The 2016 BCSRT Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is rapidly approaching and there are two BCSRT Board of Directors positions coming to term this year. At this time, we would invite you to make your nominations for each.

The following positions are up for nomination:

Director at Large – two year term

Director of Finance – two year term

Feel free to nominate someone for one or all of the positions. Please let the person you are nominating know that you are doing so. Nominees must be members of the BCSRT in good standing. As with previous years, nominees will be contacted following the nomination process to see if they will let their name stand for election. Voting will occur via online survey prior to the AGM.

Those elected will be announced via email and at the AGM.

Please send all nominations to Mike Giesbrecht at ( by September 1st.


BCSRT Board of Directors

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UBC Workshop: Emotional Intelligence and The Rehabilitation Professional

UBC Rehabilitation Science and RehabEQ Bring You:

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 1-day workshop “Emotional Intelligence and the Rehabilitation Professional” offered with RehabEQ, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the UBC Vancouver campus. Building on our 2015 online leadership series, this workshop offers an excellent opportunity for rehabilitation practitioners in all disciplines, at all levels and all areas of practice to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize rehabilitation services in the changing health care landscape.
Workshop facilitator: Jason Giesbrecht, a senior health care leader, Certified EI Practitioner, physical therapist, and Master of Rehabilitation Science instructor.

The 1-day workshop fee includes the ‘EQ Edge’ book, EQ-i 2.0 assessment fees and a confidential pre-workshop review of each participant’s EQ-i 2.0 report (a $250 value).

We welcome your workshop participation. Please visit us to learn more and register.

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Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH returns for second season

It’s back!

Summer hits the emergency room at VGH and the air conditioning is down; an aging population creates unique problems; and Mondays test resource limits! Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH is back with a second season, premiering on BC’s public broadcaster, Knowledge Network, April 12, 2016 at 9 p.m. PT.
After a two-year wait, your colleagues in emergency medicine return at the centre of this unique documentary series featuring the clinicians and staff who support, manage, and work in one of Canada’s busiest emergency departments. Season two of the six part series was again conceived and commissioned by Knowledge Network and produced by Lark Productions. Shot over several months, with unrestricted and unparalleled access to all areas of the Vancouver General Hospital emergency department (ED), the series picks up with returning familiar faces as well as introducing new staff and care providers, and patient stories.

“We originally planned Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH as a single stand-alone documentary series, but soon after broadcasting the first episodes, our viewers let us know they wanted to see more,” says Rudy Buttignol, president and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “This told us just how deeply British Columbians care about the state of health care in our province. Through its privileged access to behind-the-scenes in the emergency room, we hope this second series will continue to be popular with viewers and help create meaningful conversation about the hot button health-care issues of our time.”
The emergency department at VGH is staffed with a talented team of 245 doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, and administrative staff who work together to provide dedicated care for more than 93,000 patient visits every year. This is where patients are often the sickest and at their most vulnerable. Granting unlimited access to film in the ED is not a typical situation, even for the second time around.

“We at VGH were amazed by the show’s popularity and are very proud of our teams and the care we provide. We believe the show plays an important educational role in creating a better understanding about the type of care and operational processes and challenges that occur in emergency departments, so people can feel more at ease and be more understanding should they visit,” says Dr. Chad Kim Sing, head of VGH Emergency Department and UBC Hospital Urgent Care Centre. “Because of this, VGH made a commitment to do a second series, and we hope both the public and the health care community alike will continue to be engaged, work with us to further improve our health care system, and find meaning in the stories they see.”
The interest and support season one of Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH received helped make the premiere episode the most-watched program of its timeslot, topping major network shows. It was also the biggest documentary series premiere in Knowledge Network’s history, breaking audience records throughout its run.

Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH Season 2 is a project all health-care providers in this province will be proud to watch. Tune in again to watch your colleagues in action, and share your comments and stories at

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