Founding members:

Leslie Stuart (North Island College)


Leslie Stuart RN, MS became involved with the BC nurse educators while working as a teaching assistant in the BScN program at the University
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Executive Team:

Shirley Pidwysocki Clarke (VCC)


Profile Education Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH): Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) (2016) Bryan Health College:  Post Graduate Certificate in Simulation design and
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Dionne Ng MHA (Langara)


MHA, BSN, RN, Assistant Chair: Nursing simulation and Students, Langara College Education Master in Health Administration, UBC, 2011 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Langara
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Kymberley Bontinen (Douglas College)


RN MSN CHSE, Health Sciences Experiential Learning Coordinator, Douglas College, Coquitlam, BC Education Masters of Science in Nursing, UBC, 2001 Bachelor of Science in
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Connie Evans (BCIT)

Conference Planning Liaison

Work experience Academic – British Columbia Institute of Technology Specialty Nursing instructor – Emergency Nursing (2001-2003) BSN instructor – (2003 – 2013) BSN Mentorship
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Conference planning Committee:

Sharon Wong

Profile Education: PhD(c) RN Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Affiliations / organizations CRNBC Sigma Theta Tau International Society for Simulation in Healthcare Service (volunteer activities)
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Colleen duManoir (UBC -O)

BSN, RN, Lab/Sim Coordinator

BIOGRAPHY Colleen graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing in 1999 after doing an international placement in Nijmegan, Netherlands in pediatric neurosurgery.
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Martha Russell (North Island College)

BCLE Conference organizing committee

Education MN Nurse Educator Option, University of Victoria, 2012 BSN North Island College, 2009 RN Affiliations / organizations Member ARNBC Comox Valley CRNBC Faculty
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Barbara Metcalf (VIU)


Education B.Sc.N.:The University of Western Ontario Nursing Education: The University of Western Ontario SANE certificate:B.C. Women’s Hospital Certificate in Practice Education: University of
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