UBC Capacity Research Unit

March 30, 2023

Health Care Organization – Graduate Student Partnerships

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Where: Online on Zoom Meetings

Health Care Organization – Graduate Student Partnerships: Navigating Research Relationships and Engaging in Integrated Knowledge Translation through Embracing Reciprocity

Summary: In this session, Cindy Elliott, Program Director for Emergency Services at Providence Health Care, and Sunny Jiao, PhD Student at the UBC School of Nursing, share how they partnered to conduct student-led research with implications for care provision in the real world. Cindy and Sunny share their story of how they approached one another, how their relationship grew, and how they created a space where they could talk about their respective needs. They speak to what they mean by partnership in light of Sunny's work, and what partnership looks like beyond finding a space to gather information. They also discuss considerations related to engaging in integrated knowledge translation through delicately balancing organizational and student needs.


Sunny Jiao is a PhD Candidate at the UBC School of Nursing and a Research Assistant at the Capacity Research Unit. She holds a Masters in Health Administration and is extremely passionate about improving care provision for people experiencing health inequities, especially people who struggle with mental health challenges and / or use unregulated substances. Her doctoral dissertation is focused on examining facilitators and barriers to implementing harm reduction interventions, as applied to unregulated opioid use, in the Emergency Department setting.

Cindy Elliott, RN MSN, has over twenty years of healthcare experience including operational leadership and professional practice expertise. With a clinical background as an Emergency Nurse, Cindy’s roles have included Patient Care Manager, Practice Consultant, Director of Professional Practice and her current role as Program Director for Emergency at Providence Health Care, Site Director, Mount St Joseph Hospital and Regional Director, Emergency Services VCH. Cindy leads her teams within Patient and Family Centered Care principles and is passionate about contributing to best practice, including advancing equity, respect and inclusion in healthcare. 

Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf-quqjgtHdd7Sen3UOet1q8_4e325kLV

Note that this presentation will be recorded and available on the Capacity website at: https://capacityresearch.ubc.ca/

Date & Time

Thu, March 30, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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