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Team Spotlight

Get to know Robyn Ellsworth

Q: Where do you live?

A: The unceded traditional territories of the Ligwiłda’xw People, also known as Campbell River.
Q: What is your position at RCCbc?

A: I’m the Rural Research Administrative Assistant for the Island Node, and a team member of the Rural Site Visits Project team.
Q: What does that mean?

A: the Island Node Rural Research team supports rural physicians in the Island Health region with research and quality improvement projects. I help them find funding and write grants, edit papers, connect them with people to build their project team, and general administrative support.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words. 

A: Collaborative, caring, inclusive.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc? 

A: I was looking for a new job that would allow me to continue to help people through healthcare and use the skills I had cultivated throughout my 20 years in the non-profit world. I saw the posting and not only did it fit those criteria, but reading more on RCCbc also sounded very intriguing.
Q: What do you like most about your job? 

A: The people and the culture, which are so welcoming and supportive. The opportunities for professional development and to meet new people have also been wonderful. My job continues to evolve and grow, so there’s never a dull moment!
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?

A: Taking on new projects out of the blue, such as helping Dr. Bob Woollard with the International Social Accountability and Accreditation Think Tank, or helping my colleague, Krystal, with the knowledge translation for a research paper.
Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?

A: Any trail in and around Campbell River.
Q: What one thing might we be surprised to learn about you?

A: I’m not a huge fan of heights, but I’ve been to the top of the Space Needle, CN Tower and the Eiffel Tower.

Other team members

Dr. Kevin McMeel

Lead, Northern, Emergency Education Programs

Hillary Kovach

Senior Program Assistant, Rural Education Action Plan

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