Linda Fawcus on Cyber Wellness – Tech for Retirees

2021 Conference Presentation

Linda Fawcus is the founder of GLUU Technology Society, with a mission to equip seniors to safely use technology. In this presentation she highlights recent trends in technology that impact our daily lives. She then gives some practical security tips to protect your personal information, and what to do if your data has been compromised.

This presentation is from BCRTA’s 2021 Conference.

2021 Golden Star Awards – Interviews

2021 Conference Presentation

The Chair of BCRTA’s Excellence in Public Education Committee, Caroline Malm, presents a series of interviews with this year’s winners of BCRTA’s Golden Star Awards.

The Golden Star Awards celebrate school programs that promote positive intergenerational interaction of students with seniors in their community.

This presentation was part of BCRTA’s 2021 Conference.

2021 PostScript Excellence Awards

2021 Conference Presentation

Each year at our conference, BCRTA celebrates the contributions of BCRTA members to our flagship publication, PostScript Magazine. With a wealth of material to review, our Communications Committee had much to choose from as they selected our winners. BCRTA’s Executive Director and Editor of PostScript, Tim Anderson, reviews our nominees and gives three finalists the news that they have won a PostScript Excellence Award.

This presentation was part of BCRTA’s 2021 Conference.

Brian Minter – Reconnecting People to Plants, Wildlife and the Planet

2021 Conference Presentation

Brian Minter is Canada’s most respected master gardener. A member of the Order of Canada and former Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, Brian is an author, broadcaster, entrepreneur, community leader and advocate for the environment.

This presentation was made at BCRTA’s 2021 Conference.

Dr. James McCormack on the Science of Nutrition: Myths and Fact

2021 Conference Presentation

Dr. James McCormack is a professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has won teaching awards at the provincial, national and international level.
James joins us to offer a provocative and often hilarious take on the myths and truths of the science of nutrition.

Dr. McCormack has presented over 400 seminars on drug therapy over the last 25 years, focusing on shared-informed decision-making using evidence based information and rational therapeutic principles. In addition, he has published over 100 articles, mainly in the area of rational drug therapy, and served as an editor for two internationally recognized textbooks on rational drug therapy. He is also the co-host of a very popular weekly podcast called the Best Science (BS) Medicine podcast, which can be found at therapeuticseducation.org and the iTunes store.

This talk is from the 2021 Conference of the BC Retired Teachers’ Association.

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Keynote 2020: Pharmacare – 2020 Conference Presentation by Steve Morgan

As part of BCRTA’s 2020 Conference, Dr. Steve Morgan shared this presentation.

 

Dr. Steve Morgan is a renowned Canadian health economist whose work promotes universal access to appropriately prescribed, affordably priced, and equitably financed medications. Dr. Morgan is a full professor in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. Widely published, he has provided policy advice and expert testimony to governments in Canada and abroad, and has represented Canada at the World Health Organization. Dr. Morgan has won awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Commonwealth Fund, McMaster University, the University of British Columbia, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Q & A with Dr. Steve Morgan

Conference moderator Arnie Lambert facilitated a question and answer session with Dr. Steve Morgan immediately after his presentation on Pharmacare.

 

Dr. Steve Morgan is a renowned Canadian health economist whose work promotes universal access to appropriately prescribed, affordably priced, and equitably financed medications. Dr. Morgan is a full professor in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. Widely published, he has provided policy advice and expert testimony to governments in Canada and abroad, and has represented Canada at the World Health Organization. Dr. Morgan has won awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Commonwealth Fund, McMaster University, the University of British Columbia, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Keynote 2020: Isobel Mackenzie Seniors Advocate of BC

Presentation and Q & A from BCRTA’s 2020 Conference, Oct 2, 2020. Isobel Mackenzie focuses on the needs of seniors in care, outlining recent statistics from our province.

TOPIC: Long Term Care in BC

Isobel Mackenzie has over 20 years’ experience working with seniors in home care, licensed care, community services and volunteer services. Isobel led B.C.’s largest not-for-profit agency, serving over 6,000 seniors annually. In this work, Isobel led the implementation of a new model of dementia care that has become a national best practice, and led the first safety accreditation for homecare workers, among many other accomplishments. Isobel has been widely recognized for her work and was named B.C. CEO of the Year for the not-for-profit sector and nominated as a Provincial Health Care Hero.

Keynote 2020: Dr. Roger Wong

This presentation and Q & A were part of BCRTA’s 2020 Conference on October 2, 2020.

TOPIC: Older Adults During COVID-19: Knowledge Translation in Pandemic

Dr. Roger Wong is Vice Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC, a geriatrics specialist doctor, clinical professor of geriatric medicine, the 13th President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society, and a TEDx speaker. Dr. Wong is an internationally-recognized leader in elder care and lectures widely around the world. In addition to him many other responsibilities, he is better known to our members for his regular column on health in BCRTA’s PostScript magazine.