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Team Spotlight

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. 

Other team members

Arianna Hogan

Executive Administrative Assistant

Dr. Brenda Huff

Co-Lead, BC Rural Health Conference | Co-Lead, Network of Rural Divisions

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