Health Talks Student Contest




The Health Talks Student Contest is closed. We’ll keep info about the contest online, though, so you know what the contest was!

Sarah Lambrick will be a speaker at Health Talks! The judges chose her poem about depression as the winner. Read Sarah’s poem here.

The judges also wanted to recognize a few more students for their excellent entries. Check out the contest’s runners-up here.


Are you a student? Do you want to be one of the speakers at Health Talks?

You could be, by winning the Health Talks Student Contest.

Enter our contest and you could be 1 of 8 speakers to deliver a Pecha Kucha presentation about your hopes for health care at Health Talks 2015.

But don’t wait! The contest closes October 15 at midnight.

Help spread the word – download and print the contest’s PDF poster. Post it around your school so others see it!


Why apply?

Over 300 health care professionals will be in the audience at Health Talks. Your hope could inspire a change to BC’s health system! 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

Send us your hope in any of the following formats:

  • Video…60 to 90 seconds
  • Essay…350 to 500 words
  • Surprise us…design concepts, photos, poems, apps, etc. – all welcome!


Who can 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) are welcome.

Last year’s winner was Sarah Chapdelaine, an occupational therapy student at UBC, who spoke about removing the stigma around mental health. You can watch her presentation and read her essay here.



The winning individual or team will be 1 of 8 speakers to deliver a Pecha Kucha presentation about their hopes at Health Talks. The winner will also receive one complimentary registration to the Quality Forum on February 19 and 20 (valued at $295).



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