We’re thrilled to announce that Squamish Chief Ian Campbell will be opening our UBC Sea to Sky Preceptor Retreat in the Cheakamus Centre Bighouse on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Chief Campbell is one of 16 Hereditary Chiefs of the Squamish Nation. He is currently serving his second term as an elected Councillor for the Squamish Nation Chiefs and Council, appointed as a Political Spokesperson. Chief Campbell has been employed since 1999 as the Cultural Ambassador & Negotiator for the Intergovernmental Relations Department of the Squamish Nation.

Also joining us is Dr. Terri Aldred, Site Director of the UBC Family Practice Residency Program Indigenous Site. She will be leading a session on cultural sensitivity, safety, and competency from an Indigenous perspective.

 Dr. Terri Aldred is Carrier from the Tl’Azt’En Nation located 50km North of Fort St. James. She is a proud member of the Lysiloo (Frog) Clan who are traditionally known as the Voice of the People and those who can navigate transitions as they are able to live on both land and water. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and went on to the Indigenous Family Medicine program in Victoria where she was the R1 representative and Chief Resident. Dr. Aldred has worked in Bella Bella providing full-scope family medicine and with Central Interior Native Health serving inner city clients in Prince George. Dr. Aldred currently works with rural remote First Nations communities in the Carrier Sekani territory and is the Site Director for the Indigenous Family Medicine Program. The primary care team she is a part of utilizes telehealth technology to provide 24/7 care to these historically isolated and marginalized communities. She is passionate about Indigenous health, cultural safety/competency, and physician health and well-being and has spoken a number of conferences related to these passions since completing her training.

The UBC Abbotsford-Mission, Coastal, and Indigenous Sites are planning an experience that will provide a space for physicians to reflect on their learning journey and to determine how one’s experience and narrative informs her/his teaching. We encourage you to join us! Learn more about the retreat, sessions offered, and Sea to Sky evening social.  Seating is limited, register soon!

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