Vancouver Date Added: On-Site Strategic Planning Sessions


Dear Department Members,

Further to our last communication regarding the upcoming on-site Strategic Planning Sessions in Victoria, Kelowna, and Surrey, we are pleased to confirm that the fourth planning session will be held in Vancouver at VGH Diamond Health Care Centre on Thursday November 14, 2019. We encourage all members of the Department to make their best effort to attend these planning sessions.

Details of the four confirmed sessions are as follows:


Strategic Planning Session in Victoria, BC – COMPLETED
Thursday October 17, 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Eric Martin Pavilion Boardroom, 188
1952 Bay St, Victoria BC, V8R 1J8

Strategic Planning Session in Kelowna, BC
Wednesday October 23, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kelowna Community Health Centre (KCHC), 5th Floor Boardroom
505 Doyle Avenue, Kelowna BC, V1Y 0C5

Strategic Planning Session in Surrey, BC
Thursday October 24, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fraser Health Authority, Central City Tower, 1st Floor, CHEHALIS Room
13450 – 102nd Avenue, Surrey BC, V3T 0H1

Strategic Planning Session in Vancouver, BC
Thursday November 14, 2019, 8:30am to 10:30am
Diamond Health Care Centre, Lecture Theatre DHCC 1020
2775 Laurel St, Vancouver BC, V5K 1A4


These sessions will provide an opportunity for open discussions on a broad range of topics and issues, including those brought to light in the recent Department Strategic Planning Survey (the closing date has now been extended to Sunday October 6, 11:59pm). I strongly encourage faculty, staff, students and residents to join and participate in these important sessions. Your collective input will serve as a valuable resource as we develop a Strategic Plan which broadly encompasses the interests and priorities of our Department members province-wide.  Teleconference and/or video conference will be made available at all sites if you are not able to attend in person.

An additional session will be organized for Prince George at a future date, the details of which will be shared once confirmed.

Please contact Rachel Schweikert at if you would like any further information about these sessions.



Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Head

Dr. Paul Dagg, Associate Head, Postgraduate Education and Continuing Professional Development

Dr. Anson Koo, Associate Head, Clinical Affairs & Partnerships

Dr. Raymond W. Lam, Associate Head, research & International Affairs

Dr. Lynn Raymond, Associate Head, Graduate & Undergraduate Education