UBC Learning Circle

Name: UBC Learning Circle

Time & Date: 9:30AM – 11:00AM, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Location: Via Videoconference


We welcome you to take part in the UBC Learning Circle, an ongoing videoconference initiative that encourages sharing knowledge about our health and well-being. The UBC Learning Circle is a partnership among the UBC Division of Aboriginal People’s Health (DAPH), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and First Nations and Inuit Health (FNIH). Our intention is to provide educational and informational opportunities to health care workers and professionals in First Nations communities. The knowledge comes from your sharing of successful health practices and interventions, speakers, researchers and other experts. And new this year, we will be offering short workshops and courses in areas to be confirmed, but could include palliative medicine, home care nursing, wound care and addictions.

To date we have hosted/facilitated over 40 learning circle sessions and 3 speaker series in areas such as holistic health and healing; alcohol and drug prevention; cultural safety; healthy youth; mental health; women’s and men’s health. In some weeks, there have been over 20 communities participating. We invite recognized academics as well as community members to co-present and then dialogue, as well as answer questions other communities may have. Our community partnerships and weekly discussions strengthen the Learning Circle and continue to make it a valuable asset to Aboriginal health practices. Many of us at Aboriginal People’s Health and the Learning Circle are from remote communities ourselves. We know how difficult it is to be able to participate in lectures and additional training that originate in urban environments, as well as remaining connected to new and innovative programs and research. Let us be your bridge.

For more information on this weekly event including instructions on how to join the videoconferencing session, please visit learningcircle.ubc.ca.