News archive - 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Important Update – LifeLabs Data Breach

LifeLabs has disclosed that it has recently suffered a cyberattack that might compromise the personal information of over 15 million customers, with the majority of those being from B.C. and Ontario.

According to the announcement: the cyberattack “involved unauthorized access to our computer systems with customer information that could include name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Teaching to Make an Impact

students talking

The importance of health and wellness in the classroom is something Cealan Wang works hard to achieve. Wang, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (2019), knows that creating a healthy and engaging learning environment goes beyond simply giving information.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Counselling Service Review 2019

As per Recommendation #27 (Review Staffing Practices and Plans) of the PAC-SMH, Counselling Services has undergone an external review. The external review was to determine whether a recent reorganization, as well as the existing on-call system has achieved its purpose. Download a summary of the results here (pdf).

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Importance of Community in the Workplace

people crafting

With the demands of work, creating and maintaining a resilient community within the workplace can be a challenge.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Important Safety Information for Epipen

Pfizer Canada is advising individuals "of very rare occurrences of EpiPen® (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr® (0.15 mg) auto-injector devices not easily sliding out of their plastic carrier tube." If you have one of these devices we encourage you to follow up with the dispensing pharmacy.

According to the announcement: "delayed or no treatment could lead to worsened patient condition, including possible fatal outcome. Consumers need to check their device now to confirm that it can be removed from the carrier tube with ease."

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