Western Canada Collaborative of Health Science Educators Society has grown out of identified need to connect health science educators to each other. This volunteer group, formerly known as the BC Lab Educators has a long history in BC and in the past represented nursing educators from across the province, however is expanding to include health science educators from across western Canada to:

Provide a forum to share best practice information regarding health science lab management, learning resources, simulation tools, and skill competency acquisition.

Promote a philosophy of collaboration and excellence in lab education to benefit individuals and organizations in healthcare.

Organize learning opportunities and conferences to promote excellence in health science education, experiential learning, and scholarship from a Canadian perspective

Enhance inter professional relationships across healthcare, post-secondary and industry.

Create a grassroots cooperative community of volunteers and mentors

Collectively enhance society member purchasing power in relation to simulation and lab educational tools.

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August 27, 2020

Message from the WCCHSE Chair

Dear WCCHSE Community- I write this message during the COVID pandemic, which has been a time of uncertainty and challenges...

January 23, 2020

WCHSE Pre-Conference 2020 -Canceled

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January 5, 2020

WCHSE 2020 Conference May 14-15, 2020-Canceled

Thompson Rivers University is proud to host the next Western Canadian Health Sciences Educators conference. Dates: May 14-15 2020 “Building...


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