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.

Do you want to be one of the speakers at Health Talks, and potentially inspire a change to BC’s health care system?

You could be! Just enter our Health Talks Student Contest.

Tell us what you’re passionate about. You could be a featured speaker and deliver a PechaKucha presentation about your hopes at the event.

But don’t wait! The contest closes November 13 .

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

Last year’s winner was Jessica Kim, a health sciences student at Simon Fraser University. Her winning entry was an essay about providing care for immigrants and refugees – watch her presentation .

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

Send us your hope in any of the following formats:

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

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.


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 $300).


Contact or 604.668.8213.