Student Contest

Click the photo above to watch the presentation by last year's contest winner, Jessica Kim, a health sciences student at Simon Fraser University.

The Health Talks Student Contest is closed.

Our fourth annual Health Talks Student Contest invited students to let us know their hopes for health care. The winner, who will be announced in mid-December, will get to be one of eight speakers at Health Talks!

We’ll leave info about the contest below so you can learn about it…and maybe start thinking about your entry for next year! You can also check out the contest’s frequently asked questions and scoring criteria.

The 2017 Student Contest winner is Jorri Gosse, a Grade 6 student from Langley. Read her winning essay!

Why apply?

Over 300 health care professionals will be in the audience at Health Talks. The event is a great opportunity to tell them about how you think health care can be better! Watch speakers from last year’s event share their hopes here.

Your hopes can be anything. Outside-the-box. Born from past experience or a vision for the future. Micro or macro. Maybe not even directly applicable to health care. Get creative!

How to apply

Students were invited to send us their hopes in any of the following formats:

  • Video (max. 3.5 minutes)
  • Essay (max. 500 words)
  • Design concepts, photos, poems…surprise us!

Who could apply?

All BC students. Medical school, post-secondary, high school, elementary school – it’s all good! Individuals and teams (featuring a maximum of 3 people) were welcome.


The winning individual or team will be 1 of 8 speakers to deliver a PechaKucha presentation at Health Talks. The winner will also receive one complimentary registration to the Quality Forum (valued at over $325).


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