Healthy Living in the North

Making a difference in the lives of older adults: a UNBC researcher’s passion

Five residents of Gateway Lodge play cards with a university student.

I’ve always been curious about researchers at post-secondary institutions. What made them want to get into research, and what continues to drive them? Through my role at Northern Health, I’ve been fortunate to meet multiple researchers at the … [Continue reading]

Northern Table: Eating well when living alone

Amelia eating alone, takes a bite of food.

The newest edition of Canada’s Food Guide focuses on the “hows” of eating just as much as the “whats.” One of the recommendations is to eat meals with others – but what does that mean for those of us who live, and eat, solo? Eating together is … [Continue reading]

I came for… I stayed because… with Cecilia Chiumia

Cecilia and four of her co-workers dressed in Christmas-themed outfits, holding a tinsel frame around them.

Recently, I’ve noticed a common theme in my conversations with Northern Health staff! Many staff members planned to come to the North for a short time, but have stayed for a lot longer. Meet one such person: Cecilia Chiumia, Team Lead, Inpatient … [Continue reading]

Vanderhoof nurses drawing blood at patients’ homes

Jade stands at a counter.

The Vanderhoof primary health care team has started a new blood-drawing program for people with severe mobility issues who can't leave their home (for example, cancer patients or palliative patients). It can be challenging for these patients to go in … [Continue reading]

Our People: Spotlight on Dr. Aryn Khan, Physician in Vanderhoof

Dr. Khan at the hospital with her three children. One child sits in a chair with a newborn baby.

You might remember Dr. Aryn Khan from the fantastic story she wrote about taking part in a Mama Mia production in Vanderhoof. Her enthusiasm for her job and life in Vanderhoof makes Dr. Khan a great person to include for the "Our People: spotlight" … [Continue reading]

I came for… I stayed because… with Gillian McCutcheon

Gillian and her four-year-old daughter, wearing life jackets, in a boat on the Skeena River. The river, forest, and mountains are behind them.

Recently, I’ve noticed a common theme in my conversations with Northern Health staff! Many staff members planned to come to the North for a short time, but have stayed for a lot longer. Meet one such person: Gillian McCutcheon, a human resources … [Continue reading]