Health Talks

Health Talks returned at Quality Forum 2014! Once again, this popular evening event served as our unofficial kick-off to the Forum.

Engaging and passionate speakers – representing both health care and the public – answered our question: What are your hopes for health care?

But Health Talks’ speakers didn’t read off cue cards or use PowerPoint presentations full of bullet points. They used the Pecha Kucha format, where each presentation contains 20 slides and each slide is displayed for exactly 20 seconds before automatically advancing to the next one. The slides can only feature photos or videos – no text!

This year’s speakers

Sarah Chapdelaine

Occupational Therapy Student, UBC [bio]


Audra Leopold

Licensed Practical Nurse, Richmond Hospital [bio]


Jean Hamilton

Actress [bio]

Ron Burnett

President & Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design [bio]


David Ostrow

President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health [bio]


Michael Park

Composer and Pianist [bio]

Lisa Sam

Community Health Nurse, Nak’azdli and Tl’azt’en Health Centres [bio]

Torben Rolfsen

Writer and Stand-Up Comedian [bio]

This year’s event will be emceed by Steven Lewis.