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Taking on The West Coast Trail

February 01, 2022
Audra Fediurek found herself in the middle of the summer's record-setting heat wave last July. She was hiking alongside the seashore with her husband, with no shade in sight and no nearby exits. Audra is HEABC's Vice-President, Human Resource Strategies and Services; her portfolio includes Health Match BC. She is also a weekend adventurer. Audra and her husband had decided to take on the West Coast Trail, a multi-day trip, as part of their summer vacation. 

Employment Opportunities in Nanaimo, BC

December 02, 2021

Nanaimo is a vibrant city on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. A place for fun outdoor adventures and a sense of community while also not being too far away from the big cities, both Victoria and Vancouver. If you have thought of moving to British Columbia for the breathtaking landscapes, the mild climate, and friendly, easygoing beat of life, consider settling in Nanaimo.

“Jobs for Doctors in BC” display named Most Innovative Booth at 2018 Family Medicine Forum

November 27, 2018
Panoramic sunset views of Vancouver’s urban skyline, the lush coastal shores of Hornby Island, and amazing Okanagan vineyards… these were the images used to lure visitors to HealthMatch BC’s innovative and award-winning booth at the 2018 Family Medicine Forum (FMF). Once they had the attention of the practicing family physicians, resident doctors and medical students in attendance, Health Match recruiters used the opportunity to talk to them about the benefits of living and working in our beautiful province.

 

Doctor and Family Find Home in BC

November 29, 2016

Dr. Bbandama Makwati took a very unique route to arrive at the medical clinic in Castlegar, British Columbia (BC): from Zambia, to China, the USA, and South Africa before settling in Castlegar. One might ask, of all the choices available to his family, why did Castlegar top the list?

"My family is the most important thing to me," said Dr. Makwati. "We love nature and we wanted a place that had lots of opportunities for the whole family. We looked at many places but when we thought about Castlegar, my wife and I both had the same feeling: Castlegar feels like home. And for my career, I was looking for a place where I could do both general practice and emergency medicine that had lots of continuing professional development opportunities – Castlegar has it all." 

Family Moves from Bangladesh to BC for the Opportunities, and the Snow.

June 10, 2016

Dr. Parveen Ali and her husband may hail from a tropical country, but they love fresh snow. It is a good thing they do, because they live in Fort St. John, British Columbia, which gets an average annual snowfall of 183 centimetres.

The couple moved from Bangladesh in 2000, just after Dr. Ali had finished medical school at Sir Salimullah Medical College in the capital city of Dhaka. Her husband, Nakib, landed a job as a banker in Fort St. John. “It was a land of opportunity, so he wanted to come here,” she explained.

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