Get to know Terri
Q: Where do you live?
A: Prince George, BC.
Q: What is your position at RCCBC?
A: I’m the Indigenous Health Lead – Indigenous Medical Education Gathering (IMEG) and RCCbc for Inclusion, Social Justice and Equity (RISE) co-chairs and Core member.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I connect and collaborate with rural family doctors from around the province, help lead an annual gathering of Indigenous physicians, residents, and students, and promote the advancement of cultural safety and anti-Indigenous racism best practices in RCCbc.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: A network built on relationships, respect, and reciprocity.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: Dr. John Pawlovich motivated me to get involved and my passion of Indigenous and rural health.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The flexibility of the work, the people I get to work with, and the feeling my time and energy are valued in this space.
Q: What has been your proudest moments working with RCCbc?
A: It took 2.5 years to coordinate the first IMEG meeting and it was a realization of a dream and I cried so hard at the end. Some of my favourite people attend every year. This past year a friend and colleague called the event “good medicine”.
Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?
A: The West Coast of Vancouver Island – Tofino/Ucuelet, every time I’m there I feel alive, grounded and deeply in love.