Healthy Living in the North

Our People: Spotlight on Faramarz Kashanchi

Fara on top of a mountain.
Fara at the summit of Mount McKirdy in Valemount, BC.

Faramarz Kashanchi (aka Fara) came a long way to join the Northern Health team! Originally from Iran, Fara moved to Prince George in 2011 and has been at NH for the past six years. Allow us to introduce you to Fara, an NH Outcomes Analyst for Clinical Programs, Planning and Performance Improvement, who has a love of adventure, outdoor activities!

Why did you choose your career?

I love finding stories from data!

What brought you to NH?

When I applied for the outcomes analyst job in Northern Health I just wanted to enter a job related to my statistics degree and as time passed I realized how exciting and helpful it is to be able to combine academic statistics with real world stories.

What would you say to anyone wanting to get into your kind of career?

Selfie of Fara on the lift at Powder King, mountains in the background.
Fara at Powder King, Northern BC

It’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. It takes time to reach a happy place in a career, and in the beginning you may not know where that happy place is and that’s okay too.

What do you like about the community you live in?

I’ve lived in Prince George for about eight years now and I love the people and nature. Here I learned how to ski, ice skate, snowshoe, fish, ice fish, kayak, canoe, squash, tennis, yoga, golf… I learned all of them from kind and passionate people in this community!

I came for…

I came to Canada and Prince George for good education and a good job.

…and I stayed because…

I found so much more!

A kayak with a fishing rod on the beach at West Lake at sunset.
West Lake, Prince George, BC.
Darren Smit

About Darren Smit

Darren is the NH Web Specialist on the Communications team. He is a creative at heart, with passion for photography, graphic design, typography, and more. During the past 17 years, he has traveled to over 80 countries worldwide, and he lives in Prince George with his wife and son.