Get to know Dan Harper!
Q: Where do you live?
A: On the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Q: What’s your position at RCCbc?
A: I’m an executive administrative assistant.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I support the leadership team by facilitating any and all aspects of their work, from organizing meetings and events, to reconciling expenses and editing manuscripts.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Nimble, innovative, impactful.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: The opportunity to contribute to the meaningful work that RCCbc does in improving access to quality healthcare for under-served rural and First Nations communities.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people and the culture reflect a genuine commitment to its principles and mission at every level.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?
A: Helping to organize the Vancouver Node Retreat. Around half of our current staff in the Vancouver office (including myself) started with RCCbc during the pandemic, so this was the first time were all together as a group and meeting each other in person for the first time.
Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?
A: East Vancouver. It’s not rural or idyllic, but has become my home.
Q: What one thing might we be surprised to learn about you?
A: I speak Spanish and Mandarin and recently became a published translator with a book on mathematical logic and reasoning.
Q: What one thing can you not live without?
A: WhatsApp. Having spent most of the last 12 years living in Spain, China and Canada, the app has allowed me to stay connected to family and friends back in the United Kingdom. I’d be lost without it!
Q: What is the next item on your bucket list?
A: Tour Cuba from coast to coast!
Other team members
Dr. Alan Ruddiman
Director | Lead, Rural Programs Liaisons
Dr. Ian Schokking
Lead, Rural CME Community Program | Lead, Research, Evaluation & Quality Improvement