For the fourth time, UNBC and Northern Health renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards a shared commitment to advancing health care in the region via education and research.
Both groups first established their partnership in 2010 and the MOU was renewed previously in 2016 and 2018.
“These partnerships are critical in developing employees for the future, providing the training our staff needs, and acting as the bridge between practice and research.” said Colleen Nyce, chair of the NH Board. “Northern Health benefits greatly from close, collaborative relationships with education partners like UNBC.”
UNBC and NH have identified the following northern-focused shared priority areas as part of the 2022 MOU renewal:
- Addressing critical health human resource needs through collaborative recruitment and retention strategies
- Improving care through the co-development of research initiatives and mobilization of findings
- Developing collaboration supports to better connect UNBC and NH teams
- Enhancing cultural safety and humility while reducing Indigenous-specific racism“We have had a long-standing working relationship with Northern Health, which has led to a wide variety of opportunities for our students and faculty, including immersed study placements, shared learning spaces, and focused research relationships,” said UNBC President Dr. Geoff Payne. “This MOU ensures we will continue to work well together to improve health care services across northern B.C.”