• Soroptimist

    Helen McCrae Award 2020 Recipient: Priscilla Chen, BCIT

    Five years of volunteering at the Royal Columbian Hospital in the emergency department and intensive care unit has truly inspired me to become a nurse. While studying to become a registered nurse, I have learned to advocate for patients and empower them to be active participants of their own care. I also learned to advocate for equity and justice for vulnerable populations and to collaborate interprofessionally and intersectorally to implement strategies in achieving equitable healthcare.

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  • Soroptimist

    Soroptimist Vancouver Awards $7K to Nursing Students

    Thank you to our 2020 Helen McCrae Award Committee. We received thirty-five exceptional applications and the committee has now awarded five Helen McCrae Awards and one SI Vancouver Nursing Award for outstanding achievement in inclusion and academics. These awards range from $1000 to $1500. We want to recognize all of the applicants for their exceptional applications. Today, more than ever, we wish these future nurses well in their professional lives. We look forward to sharing more about the award winners at a later date. We invite the community to support our fundraising campaign so we can continue giving out awards in the years ahead. Nursing students are encouraged to mark…

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  • Soroptimist

    Soroptimist International of Vancouver holds Annual Live Your Dream Awards and High Tea (Cancelled)

    Live Your Dream Annual Awards & High Tea Venue: The Secret Garden Date & Time:Sunday, June 14, 2020 @ 4:30pm Price: Early Bird price $60 / person ** Due to group restriction during COVID-19 pandemic, this event was cancelled Save your date Awards will be presented are: Live Your Dream Award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.   Helen McCrae Award provides scholarships to nursing students who have financial needs and achieved a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in the Programme   Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women between…

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  • Soroptimist

    Call from SIV to support WISH Drop-in Centre in Downtown Eastside

    WISH Drop-in Centre in the Downtown Eastside works to improve the health, safety and well-being of marginalized women. The organization’s office recently experienced another disastrous flood – the worst one to date. The financial hit, on top of the chaos and disruption is taking its toll on their ability to fully focus on the important work that they do. Any level of financial support – large or small – will be greatly appreciated to help WISH during this difficult time! DONATE NOW: https://wish-vancouver.net/get-involved/donate

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  • Member Profile

    Member profile: Janet Law – An Inspiration to Keep Yourself Alive

    Janet is a Speaker at TEDxBearCreekPark on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Live Stream is available between 2:45- 3:45p.m.https://rebrand.ly/TEDxBCPLive Janet Law was born and raised in Vancouver. She has a background in education and creative arts. She started her career as the education assistant at Burnaby Village Museum and then went on to complete a 3-year theatre arts diploma program. She extended her work life to include 16 years of employment at Punchlines Comedy Theatre where she worked in administration and promotions. For the last 17 years she works as a Certified Breastfeeding Counsellor/ Consultant & Manager for Mothers Choice Products. In this capacity she is involved as a liaison in…

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  • Education,  Girls Program,  Local Community,  Teenagers

    Media and the Mind Conference on May 14th

    Soroptimist International of Vancouver and UBC HOPE are proud to present our Media and the Mind Conference on May 14th from 9:30am – 4pm at the UBC Vancouver campus. This year’s conference is focused on bringing together members of the community to create an open dialogue regarding mental health as well as how we perceive and use social media. Inspiring keynote speakers at the conference are: Carol Todd (mother of Amanda Todd), Anita Roberts (founder of safeteen.ca), Aidan Scott (Tedx speaker), and Jane Thornthwaite (MLA and Head of the Child and Youth Committee) Members of the community are invited to attend this conference The conference is free with a complimentary…

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  • Celebration of Success

    Event celebrates 90 years of service

    Soroptimist International of Vancouver (SI-Vancouver) is celebrating its 90th anniversary on April 24th between 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Exactly 90 years ago to the day, in the same place, a pioneering group of women came together. They were the women who had cut their hair, raised their hemline, thrown away their corsets and stormed their way into the business world. And 90 years ago what did these women want? To help other women and over the years they have done just that. Almost immediately they joined with other pioneers, the first policewomen in Vancouver, and took over from them the operation of a hostel…

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  • Member Profile

    Member Profile – Vivian Tsang

    Vivian Tsang Vivian Tsang is a second year student in the Faculty of Science. Over this past year at UBC, Vivian has invested her time in multiple facets of campus life. She sits on the Science Undergraduate Society as a General Officer, conducts research in partnership with the Prostate Care Centre and recently spearheaded an AMS Club titled the Humanitarian Organization for Providing Empowerment. Throughout her next few years, Vivian hopes to pursue a career in the healthcare field and to continue inspiring young people to realize their dreams. SI of Vancouver played a big role in her life after graduation and Vivian wants to inspire other girls to pursue…

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  • Education,  Girls Program,  Local Community

    2015-2016 SI of Vancouver’s New Girls Program

    UBC HOPE and SI of Vancouver’s Women’s Career Conference on May 9th from 10am – 3pm on the UBC campus brought together women from different walks of life in efforts to empower, educate and equip women of this generation with the tools and skills needed to turn their dreams into reality. Girls from local Vancouver high schools and colleges were invited to this free conference where there was a morning of inspiring keynote speakers, a catered lunch, and an afternoon of workshops where they learned important life skills such as university transition and how to network with professionals in the field they hope to go into. The girls connected with…

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