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Team Spotlight

Get to know Dug

Q: Where do you live? 

A: I live on the unceeded and traditional territory of the Quw’utsun people


Q: What is your position at RCCBC? 

A: I’m a Research Associate, Rural Physician Engagement for Vancouver Island


Q: What does that mean?   

A: I help our rural physician partners to achieve their research, quality improvement, and knowledge generation goals.


Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.   

A: Collaborative, welcoming, dynamic.


Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?   

A: The opportunity to make a difference for traditionally underserved and under resourced.


Q: What do you like most about working at / with RCCbc?

A: RCCbc tackles some very serious and difficult issues, and they approach those issues with humility and a sense of fun (I know that sounds like an odd combination, but RCCbc pulls it off).


Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at / with RCCbc?

A: Still to come… as I’ve only been with RCCbc for a couple of months.


Q: What hashtags best describe your personality?

A: #bicycle


Q: What do you like to do on your days off?

A: Ride my bike with my wife and our dog. 


Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?

A: All of it.


Q: What one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?

A: At one point, I imagined myself living in a large metropolitan centre working as an academic at a university. Fortunately, I went to Whistler after graduating from my undergrad and stayed there for 10 years.


Q: What one thing can you not live without? 

A: My espresso makers. I have several, including some that travel well.

Other team members

Tracey DeLeeuw

Project & Research Facilitator

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