Health Talks

Health Talks is our annual evening event that takes place on the first day of the Quality Forum. It’s a perfect activity for anyone seeking an inspirational end to their day – you don’t have to be a Quality Forum participant to attend!

The event starts with a ceremony to recognize the winners of our BC Quality Awards, which celebrate improvements in quality of care.

Next, you’ll hear from a diverse group of awesome speakers who will all answer the question: What are your hopes for health care?

As a Powered by PechaKucha event, Health Talks’ speakers don’t use presentations full of bullet points. Instead, they use the PechaKucha presentation style, which is a visual storytelling platform that simplifies the artful process of inspiring others. The 20×20 format is short and simple: each presentation contains 20 photos and each photo is displayed for exactly 20 seconds before automatically advancing to the next one.

Quality Forum 2024 Health Talks Student
Contest Applications are Closed

Health Talks Student Contest

An individual or team of students will share their hopes for health care as part of our annual Health Talks event at Quality Forum.

About Health Talks Student Contest

Health Talks will take place on the first evening on Quality Forum and is a Powered by PechaKucha event. PechaKucha is a style of presenting ideas, knowledge and passion in an easy and memorable way. This format is simple, visual and short: 20 images x 20 seconds.

Concept and Message (15)Is there a central vision or message that responds to a challenge within the system? Is the hope inspiring/engaging?
Creativity of Message Delivery (15)Is the message presented in a creative way?
Potential Impact (10)Does the hope have potential to impact the health care system?
Quality of Submission (10)Is the hope presented in a clear and concise way? Is the video and production quality high? Is the sound clear? Is the camera steady? Are the mixed-media project’s materials well-designed and easy to navigate? Are there typos? Are there minimal spelling and grammatical errors, jargon and acronyms?

Once you have your idea, tell us about it using any of the following formats:

  • Video (maximum 3.5 minutes)
  • Essay (maximum 500 words)
  • Design concept, photo, poem…

Surprise us!

All students in British Columbia: Post-secondary, high school, elementary school –are welcome to apply

Share Your Hopes for Health Care at Quality Forum 2024

Students, apply today for your chance to share your hopes for health care as part of our annual Health Talks event at Quality Forum 2024.

Apply by December 31

2023 Student Contest Winner

Aija Chaney
Douglas College
Presentation focus: Mental health

2023 Student Contest Runners-Up

Christina Lam
Simon Fraser University

Presentation Focus: Patient Centered Experience

Watch the video!

Navjit Moore
University of British Columbia

Presentation Focus: Chronic Disease Mentor

Read the storybook!