UBC Health: Donna Drynan’s role as Director of Education

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UBC Health works under the Office of the Vice-President, Health to help address complex challenges affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and societies.

The initiative facilitates collaborations across disciplines and faculties at the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, as well as with communities, institutions, and government organizations to improve the ways we train people, develop knowledge, and shape policy.

UBC Health’s ultimate goal is to address inequities and improve the systems that foster and support health.

If you are not familiar with UBC Health’s broad portfolio, we encourage you to explore the UBC Health site to learn more about this important work.

Donna Drynan as UBC Health’s Director of Education

Last year, Donna Drynan joined UBC Health as the Director of Education. She had a long history of working with the team, and, given her extensive experience in curricular design and interprofessional practice, this new role was a natural fit. Read the original announcement from back in November 2020.

As Director of Education, Donna builds on existing strengths in interprofessional education activities at UBC to facilitate innovation in collaborative health education, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of collaborative curricula and practice-based education across UBC’s health and human service programs, on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Donna on the role, one year in:

This position offers me opportunities to collaborate and liaise with so many of the incredible faculty, staff and students from the health and Human service programs.

It’s exciting to be able to move ideas into reality when it comes to ensuring our next generation of health care providers are well-prepared for team-based care. I am already pleased by our forward momentum so far.

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