About Western Canada Collaborative of Health Sciences Educators Society

About Us

The original group: BC Lab Educators was founded by Cheryl Entwistle (Retired UBC), Leslie Stuart (North Island College), and Marilyn Lewthwaite (Douglas College).

These visionary educators came together over 20 years ago, to find solutions to the everyday issues of educating nurses. Without their leadership, this group would never have come together.

As we continue to evolve and grow, WCCHSE welcomes educators from all health science programs. Please use this site to share resources and support for the education of the future of health sciences and patient care.

We hope you will join us in this collaboration.

Current WCCHSE Directors (2020-2021)

Past ChairConnie Evans (BCIT)

ChairShari Caputo (TRU)

TreasurerLee-Anne Stephen (UFV) & Yujin Lim (PHSA & Langara)

SecretarySarah Neville (BCIT)

Director of Conference Planning Wendy McKenzie (TRU)

Communications OfficerKerry-Ann Dompierre (Camosun)

Members at LargeVlady Peychoff (U of A), Arleigh Bell (TRU), Anne Redmond (TWU), Paula Stubbings (UFV), Kym Bontinen (Douglas), Rob Paquin (BCIT)

Past Directors (2019-2020)

Past ChairArleigh Bell (TRU)

ChairConnie Evans (BCIT)

Chair electShari Caputo (TRU)

TreasurerKym Bontinen (Douglas)/ Lee-Anne Stephen (UFV)

SecretaryColleen duManoir (UBCO)

Director of Conference PlanningWendy McKenzie(TRU)

RegistrarsKerry-Ann Dompierre (Camosun) & Colleen duManoir (UBCO)

Communications OfficerBrishen Holmes-Slattery (Camosun)

Members at LargeSarah Desrosiers (BCIT), Vlady Peychoff (U of A), Leah Dawe (UBCO), Cathryn Jackson (UBC)

Past Directors (2000-2017)

Shirley Clark (VCC), Leslie Stuart (VCC + NIC)

Martha Russell and Jan Meirs (NIC)

Lisa Kirk, Glen James, Marilyn Lewthwaite (Douglas)

Kerstin Bird (Selkirk)

Barbara Metcalf (VIU)

Sherilyn Sweeney (Kwantlen)

Cheryl Entwistle (UBC)


Open to all involved in the management of technology and teaching of skill competency acquisition within nursing & health science education.

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