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Hiring Now: Research Assistant #JR16305

Job Summary

The Research Assistant will work as part of the Digital Emergency Medicine research team in the Department of Emergency Medicine to support digital health projects focused on three broad areas: technology-enabled innovations in health practice and education contexts, multi-channel community engagement to support health education and patient centered care, and digital health innovation and collaborative partnerships. The incumbent will work on various digital health projects involving both quantitative and qualitative methods and will be involved in evaluating the efficacy of digital health interventions. This research portfolio includes projects that relate to initiatives involving learning technologies, program evaluation, and community-based health research. The incumbent will also be asked to assist in the development of funding proposals for the Office.

 

Work Performed

  • Assists in planning research project activities including organizing and documenting meetings, and communicating with diverse project partners.
  • Conducts literature searches, as well as reviews and assists with the synthesis of literature.
  • Assists with data collection by co-facilitating focus groups, conducting interviews and administering surveys
  • Assists in data preparation, collection, entry, and analysis
  • Supports in the preparation of reports, publications, presentations, event planning, and community outreach.
  • Assists in the development of funding proposal by investigating applicable funding opportunities, searching and compiling submission criteria, completing funding application forms and documents, drafting components of letters of intent, and drafting full proposals.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively use computer software, such as MS Office and data analysis tools, familiarity with online literature search tools, and aptitude at running webinars.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to show initiative and judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

 

To apply:

https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcstaffjobs/job/UBC-Off-Campus-Hospital-Sites/Research-Assistant_JR16305

Posting End Date: March 5, 2024

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Learn How To Navigate the iCON Website

Exploring iCON Website: A Desktop Version in Cantonese

Embark on a guided journey with us as we delve into the essential features of iCON website. Explore the key features, learn how to register events and where to find health resources across various sections. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned user, this video tour is your gateway to unlocking the rich and dynamic features of iCON website.

 

 

iCON WhatsApp group – South Asian

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new iCON WhatsApp group – a space to share insights, upcoming event announcements, practical tips and resources to manage your health better.
 
1. Click the link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JH3sD1b8QhO6c5ldXxbYVK
2. Or scan the QR code on the image
3. Read the group description
4. Welcome to the group

Additional Resources for South Asian Community: Mental Wellness

Additional Resources for South Asian Community: Mental Wellness

Websites:

Support Groups:

Consulting Services:

Self-Management:

Getting to Know Dementia: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care (2022)

Getting to Know Dementia A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care

This booklet is a compilation of best practices put together by content experts and its use is meant for general information purposes. The information presented in this booklet does not replace the advice of a health care provider. Please talk to your health care provider before implementing any changes to your lifestyle or medications.

 

 

Hiring Now: Research Assistants

Job Summary

The Research Assistant will work as part of the Digital Emergency Medicine (DigEM) research team in the Department of Emergency Medicine to support digital health projects focused on three broad areas: technology-enabled innovations in health practice and education contexts, multi-channel community engagement to support health education and patient centered care, and digital health innovation and collaborative partnerships. The incumbent will primarily support DigEM’s interCultural Online Health Network (iCON) project in advancing person- and family-centred care in B.C. through a community-driven approach. The incumbent will work with the iCON implementation team to design, deliver and evaluate key components of the project, including but not limited to, culturally tailored health promotion, outreach and resource development, (forums, workshops and webinars to empower multicultural patients and families with the skills and knowledge to better manage chronic diseases and navigate primary care), building digital health literacy to support patient self-management among multicultural communities,  centring Indigenous and multicultural voices in health system transformation (outreach and resource development to foster provision of culturally safe and culturally tailored care), as well as research and quality improvement evaluation. The incumbent will also be asked to assist in supporting other DigEM research initiatives as needed, as well as in the development of funding proposals for the Office.

Work Performed

  • Assists in planning multicultural community, as well as healthcare professional, education events, including consultation on strategic programming, virtual and in-person event logistics planning, partnership development, community outreach, liaising with speakers and quality improvement evaluation.
  • Assists with iCON related evaluation and research activities.
  • Assists with data collection by co-facilitating focus groups, conducting interviews and administering surveys.
  • Assists senior level staff with administering forms or questionnaires, data preparation, collection, entry, and analysis.
  • Supports the preparation of reports, publications, needs assessments and presentations.
  • Conducts literature searches, as well as reviews and assists with the synthesis of literature.
  • Assists in the development of funding proposal by investigating applicable funding opportunities, searching and compiling submission criteria, completing funding application forms and documents, drafting components of letters of intent, and drafting full proposals.
  • Assists with evidence based and community informed resource development (culturally tailored presentations, infographics, booklets, toolkits, website content, etc.), coordinating integration of input and feedback with diverse project partners.
  • Supports coordination of programming, including liaising and with diverse project partners, organizing and documenting meetings, and communicating with diverse project partners.
  • Performs other duties as required.

**Please note: the jobs are posted separately, so please submit a resume and cover letter to BOTH the JR12835 and JR12838 postings.

To apply:

https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcstaffjobs/job/UBC-Off-Campus-Hospital-Sites/Research-Assistant_JR12835

https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcstaffjobs/job/UBC-Off-Campus-Hospital-Sites/Research-Assistant_JR12838

Get to Know Monkeypox 齊來認識猴痘

The “Get to Know Monkeypox” webinar presented by Dr. Kendall Ho was held on July 25, 2022.
Delivered in Cantonese.

In this session, participants learned:

• New updates on Monkeypox
• Symptoms, high-risk groups, ways of transmission
• Misconception about Monkeypox
• Prevention methods and medical treatment

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/7GtlvMmVvuc

 

免費網上講座 – 齊來認識猴痘(粵語)/ Monkeypox workshop (Cantonese)
日期: 2022年7月25日(星期一)
講者: 何建韜醫生 (急救科醫生和「安康」健康網絡執行董事)
語言: 廣東話

內容:

  • 了解猴痘的最新現況
  • 認識猴痘的病徵、高風險族群及傳染途徑
  • 拆解大眾對猴痘的誤解
  • 預防猴痘的方法及藥物治療

觀看錄影片段: https://youtu.be/7GtlvMmVvuc

 

Recognizing B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship recipient Dr. Kendall Ho

Recognizing B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship recipient Dr. Kendall Ho

British Columbia’s Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes British Columbians who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of reward. Dr. Kendall Ho, emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital, digital emergency medicine researcher and professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, is one of the 31 people receiving this accolade this year for his contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating Dr. Kendall Ho

The Medal of Good Citizenship was presented to Kendall by Honourable George Heyman, B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and MLA for Vancouver-Fairview during a virtual ceremony on March 24.

“I feel very fortunate that, during this challenging time of COVID, I can contribute my medical and language skills, and work with many dedicated people and organizations in B.C. to help provide meaningful support to our community members in their times of need,” said Kendall. “I am deeply humbled by this award, and it should be rightly shared with all the folks with whom I have the pleasure of collaborating.”

Watch the 2021 ceremony: Medal of Good Citizenship – YouTube

About the Medal of Good Citizenship

Launched in 2015, the Medal of Good Citizenship is one way for British Columbians to recognize people for their contributions and dedication to community service. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life. Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year round, and British Columbians are encouraged to submit people they know who have been particularly kind, generous or self-sacrificing without expectation of reward.

Learn more: Medal of Good Citizenship recipients – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Randeep Sarai, MP, acknowledges the iCON team for our work on chronic disease prevention and self-management

On March 25th, 2021, during the 2nd Session of the 43rd Parliament, Mr. Randeep Sarai, MP, acknowledged the work of Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Chief Medical Officer, iCON South Asian Division, and the iCON team for our work on chronic disease prevention and self-management.

In his statement, he said the following:

Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr. Gulzar Cheema and iCON for their work supporting multicultural and multilingual communities, patients and caregivers across British Columbia. Their work includes community education, knowledge sharing and technology of chronic disease prevention and self-management.

Dr. Cheema has been the leader of the South Asian portfolio of iCON since 2008. His work includes engaging communities and educating patients in the Indo-Canadian community on critical health issues, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Through public health forums and community workshops to help patients and families optimize best practices in chronic disease prevention and self-management, Dr. Cheema’s leadership at iCON has helped the organization reach over 7,000 Punjabi-speaking patients.

I thank Dr. Cheema and iCON for their work and dedication to health care for multicultural communities in our region.

Read the full statement here.