The BC Centre on Substance Use

March 10th, 2017

“A crisis event, like an overdose, is the moment when a patient’s motivation to make changes is very high,” says Dr. Evan Wood, Director of the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. “Yet, too many times,” he says, “we have watched patients leave the hospital knowing the additional support they need to make those changes is […]

Lights, Camera, Renal-Friendly Food!

March 3rd, 2017

Being on hemodialysis can turn your schedule upside down, add in food restrictions due to little or no kidney function and finding time to cook can be a challenge. Learn what St. Paul’s dietitians are doing to help renal patients stay healthy.

Bette Cotton — A Gardener from Coast to Coast

February 23rd, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Cotton, best known as Bette, was born and raised in Dalhousie, New Brunswick. She began her long trek west when she left home to attend what is now known as Concordia University, in Montreal. Bette studied business at Concordia and there she met her future husband, Frederick Rowan Cotton. The couple married in […]

Irene Mathews – Vancouverite Gives Back

Irene May Matthews was born, raised and lived out her life in Vancouver — mostly in one home on Beatrice Street, where she moved with her parents when she was six years old. She graduated from John Oliver High School in 1948 and went to work for the City of Vancouver soon after. It was […]

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