Get to know Alison James
Q: Where do you live?
A: I am so fortunate to live, work and play on the traditional territory of the K’omoks First Nation. Having lived coast to coast across Canada, I am grateful that my family calls Vancouver Island home.
Q: What is your position at RCCBC?
A: I’m a Research Associate with RCCbc and Island Health.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I support rural health research initiatives and projects from project planning, research design, implementation, analysis and dissemination.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Relationship based, collaborative, supportive.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: An opportunity to utilize my previous experience in health research in a rural context. Supporting initiatives that aim to reduce rural health inequity is important to me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The workplace culture is very positive at RCCbc. I appreciate our daily gratitude practice and the opportunities to create connections and relationships.
Q: What do you like to do on your days off?
A: MOVE, MOVE, MOVE – anything that involves moving my body is my idea of fun. I enjoy nordic skiing, road cycling, running, alpine skiing, sailing, paddleboarding, hiking, and inconsistent yoga. Physical therapy is the best!
Q: What is one thing you can not live without?
A: My morning espresso! I ONLY have one a day but it’s non-negotiable within my routine. Regardless of where we live in this country, we still order our coffee from a small shop in Halifax.
Q: What’s the next item on your bucket list?
A: We are new to sailing and have only achieved local day trips so far. I’d like winds to take us to Desolation Sound and explore on a multiday adventure.