Health Talks



Health Talks was awesome!

Once again, this popular evening event served as our unofficial kick-off to the Quality 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 use PowerPoint presentations full of bullet points. They used the PechaKucha 20×20 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!

It led to some pretty creative presentations. We had a visit from the Fairy Godmother, saw photos of “healthy” drawn by four-year-olds, learned about jumping for joy and about the importance of talking about death and listening to patients.

This Year’s Speakers

Janice Vance [bio]
Regional Knowledge Coordinator – Complex Behaviours – Residential, Interior Health 

Kevin Eastwood [bio]
Director and Producer

Manisha Willms [bio]
Executive Director, OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre

Brendan Carr [bio]
President & CEO, Island Health

Eyoälha Baker [bio]

Eugene Suyu [bio]
CEO, Tinkerine Studios

Sarah Lambrick [bio]
Human Kinetics Student, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Winner, Health Talks Student Contest

Mark Holder [bio]
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia Okanagan