Patient and Family Counsellor
BC Cancer – Prince George
“Lois has a quick smile and easy approach, she brings a sense of gratitude and happiness to work. Lois finds both joy and strength in the present moment. Lois leads by example in her role as practice lead, developing and securing a strong base for counselling services to move forward from. Her warmth and connection brings a positive sense of energy and care when she is on shift and working in the centre."
Dr. Arefeh Rouhi
Doctor/Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory
BC Cancer – Research
“Arefeh is a kind, motivational and energetic group leader who shows concern for both her students and staff's overall well-being. She always has a pleasant disposition making it easy for one to approach her with issues and her willingness to go above and beyond to find solutions is truly remarkable. She is a joy to work with and has the ability to shine a light in every dark tunnel with her insightful advice and direction. She is a great example of a female boss and an inspiration to women in the scientific community."
Julie Nager, Joanna Bethune, Jacqualine Wong, Rupinder Sidhu
BC Cancer – Surrey
"These four radiation techs were very efficient and effective at their job. They noticed I am a huge Disney fan. So while I was receiving treatment, they played music from a variety of Disney movies. Radiation isn't physically painful; however, it's a very emotional experience. The playing of these Disney tunes helped to relax me and put me in a mental space beyond where my mind could have stressfully roamed during my sessions. I truly believe these four wonderful humans helped me. They deserve the utmost respect and appreciation for all they did for me. I am grateful to have had them on my team."
Dr. Renelle Myers
Principal Investigator, Integrative Oncology
BC Cancer – Vancouver
“Dr. Myers works tirelessly to tend to the well-being of her patients and ensure that they are well cared for with ease and poise. I have personally witnessed Dr. Myers comfort uneasy patients prior to their procedure, taking a few extra moments to explain a procedure to them, never taking for granted their fears or rushing them along. She is one of the most kind, ambitious, giving and nurturing individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The immensity of her kind-heartedness is reflected in the way she treats her patients."
BC Cancer – Abbotsford Pharmacy
Team members recognized for this award include Carol Kudhail, Tammy Waterhouse, Tania Faessler, Ravi Dosanjh, Urmila Shinde-Surabathula, Blaire Harnett, Arusia Bulman, Hana Kang, Shrey Patel, Pavan Derodra, Manrose Mann, Gurvinder Gill, Cassandra Lee, Amy Choi, Connie Reed, Gabriel Lee, Yoo Jin Baek, Amber Mann, Rajinder Sidhu, Colleen Daley, Leigh-Ann Hardy, Chandell Head, Sharwan Maharaj, Kelly Son, Kelly Roy, Kristina Kiland, Leanne Suchanek, Nimarpreet Brar, Parvin Huq, Cara Dantonio, Jaymee Foster, Munni Brar, and Bhumiben Shah.
“Just 10 days after the BC Cancer – Abbotsford Pharmacy team moved into their temporary spaces, an atmospheric river brought a deluge of rain storms and extensive flooding to the area. The main highways in and out of the Lower Mainland were closed and staff and patients were trapped on either side of the closures. The team worked together to identify affected patients and facilitate air deliveries by helicopter. Pharmacy staff also volunteered to work extra shifts to accommodate patients who would otherwise have missed their treatments. BC Cancer – Abbotsford Pharmacy stepped up to face the challenges head on, and they found a way to be creative and innovative because they care so much about the patients they treat."
Cervix Screening HPV Pilot Implementation Team
Team members nominated for this award include Laura Gentile, Amy Booth, Gina Ogilvie, Laurie Smith, Jennifer Siemens, Jennifer Bailey-Nelson, Brenda Smith, Ester Chan, Rachel Berns, Dirk Van Niekirk, Lily Proctor, Alison Kong, Mary Nagy, Dmitriy Bykov, Edwin Khoo, Kathleen Creamer, Joanne Calinisan, Sarah Dhamrait, Javis Lui, Yue (Sandy) Zhang, and Alisha Pillay.
“The team is applying the latest innovations in cervix screening to introduce a new, ground-breaking method of screening that will increase access to cervical cancer screening. The pilot is one of the first of its kind to offer self-screening as the primary screening method, and the outcomes of the pilot will be of interest both nationally and internationally. The work of the team represents a significant step towards answering the World Health Organization's call to eliminate cervical cancer within this lifetime."