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Team Spotlight

Get to know Olivia Cheng

Q: Where do you live?

A: Vancouver, on the on the ancestral, unceded and traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, TsleilWaututh Nations.
Q: What is your position at RCCBC?

A: Communications Officer.
Q: What does that mean?

A: Lots of things, depending on the day! My goal is to help translate information in different mediums such as web, print and video.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words. 

A: Relationships, culture, synchronous.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc? 

A: I had my sights set on working in communications design within healthcare years ago. In my prior role, I worked in public health on some exciting projects, but realized it wasn’t the right cultural fit for me. Recognizing that, I decided to join RCCbc.
Q: What do you like most about your job? 

A: The people. We all come from different nodes, and we’re all drawn together to collaboratively work on programs and initiatives with other team members, healthcare providers, and partners in improving rural healthcare in British Columbia.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?

A: Working with UBC Continuing Professional Development and our team to help run our first virtual BC Rural Health Conference.
Q: What hashtags best describe your personality?

A: #curious #ambivert #cyclist
Q: What do you like to do on your days off?

A: I ride bikes, admire well-designed products, and start crafting projects, but never finish them.
Q: Pick one song that best describes you and why?

A: “Such Great Heights” by Iron and Wine. This song accentuates how, in the most “perfect” of relationships, there are many imperfections that both parties must learn to accept and overlook.
Q: What is the next item on your bucket list?

A: Taking my bike to Girona to cycle! I want to soak up the sun, take all the coffee/pastry breaks, and ride through all the countless switchbacks that the city has to offer.

Other team members

Dr. Kirk McCarroll

Lead, Family Practice Anaesthesia Network

Tom Skinner

Project Manager

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