Spring 2022

Update magazine spring 2022

In This Issue

Steward elections are taking place this June. BCNU leaders bring members’ voices to MLAs and decision makers. Exclusive interview with BC chief coroner Lisa Lapointe and the call for greater access to safe supply. Plus, the push for needed “worker-centric” changes at WorkSafe BC.

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Featured Articles
Photo of BC's chief coroner Lisa Lapointe
Safe Supply Shortage

Chief coroner’s expert panel urges safer supply, evidence-based system of care to reduce deaths from toxic drugs.

Illustration of nurse silhouettes standing together with cluster of numbers to the right
Nurse Staffing Crisis

What creative solutions are out there to address this chronic problem?

Photo of Natalie Nelson
Waiting Game

Qualified US-educated nurse finds herself sidelined by glacial applications process.

Our Safety is Non-negotiable
Our Safety is Non-negotiable

Health-care workers’ frustration over limited access to PPE has become a defining issue of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Directions for WorkSafeBC?

More than two years after landmark report, nurses hopeful the province will act on recommendations to improve BC’s workers’ compensation system.

Photo of Prince George LPN Shannon Sluggett
Expanding Career Pathways

BC LPN helps create new orthopedic program.

Photo of Sanctuary Health collective volunteers Maria Paralta and Natalie Blair holding signs
Equity Means Access

Advocates fight to end BC’s three-month health coverage wait period for people arriving or returning from outside Canada.

Photo of Ridge Meadows Hospital's Benito Tuyor holding a microphone to his mouth
Country Roads

Benito Tuyor’s nursing journey has taken him from rural Philippines to rural BC.

Photo of Pauline Kong and Marie Wong holding up the board game Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum
Full Steam Ahead

Pauline Kong finds adventure in the world of board games.

UPDATED: Jul 24,2023