Engage with the Strategic Planning Process

The UBC Department of Medicine is embarking on the development of a strategic plan to help set a cohesive direction and priorities for the next 5 years, to strengthen and forge new collaborative relationships, and to support decision-making. The strategic plan will lay out our vision, mission and goals, how we intend to achieve them, and how we will measure and communicate our progress.

There are three ways to engage with the Strategic Planning Process:


Town Halls

Insights from Phase 1: Situation Assessment

General Feedback

The UBC Department of Medicine Strategic Planning Process is currently in: Phase 2: Strategy Development



We have created two different anonymous surveys tailored to our stakeholder groups to better assess the needs of the Department of Medicine as a whole.

  • A survey for all stakeholders affiliated directly and indirectly with the UBC Department of Medicine (i.e. Academic Faculty, Clinical Faculty, and Staff)
  • A survey for learners affiliated with the UBC Department of Medicine (i.e. medical students, core IM residents, and subspecialty residents)


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring 2022 Town Hall tour. We are now in Phase 2: Strategy Development of this initiative. As promised, we will be returning to our distributed sites in the fall of 2022, and invite you to join us again as we share the findings from the situation assessment and bring forward our vision, mission, and goals for your review and discussion.

Please RSVP by clicking on the links below. Details will be added as information becomes available.

Questions about the Strategic Plan Town Halls? Contact donna.combs@ubc.ca

Prince George/Northern Medical Program Town Hall

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Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: University Hospital of Northern BC
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC V2M 1S2
Meeting Room: Classroom 5017; NMP; 5th Floor

Virtual Town Hall

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Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Zoom Link: Open https://ubc.zoom.us/ and click on ‘Join Meeting’

Vancouver Town Hall

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  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Women and Children’s Hospital
  • UBC Hospital

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00pm
Diamond Health Care Centre
2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Meeting Room: DHCC 2264
Zoom Link: TBA
Open https://ubc.zoom.us/ and click on ‘Join Meeting’

Surrey Memorial Hospital Town Hall

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Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Surrey Memorial Hospital
13750 96 Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3V 1Z2
Meeting Room: Lecture Theatre B110 (Critical Care Tower; basement)

Learner Town Hall

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Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Time: TBA
Meeting Room: TBA
Zoom Link: TBA
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Kelowna/Southern Medical Program Town Hall

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Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: TBA
Kelowna General Hospital Clinical Academic Campus
2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T
Meeting Room: TBA

Royal Columbian Hospital Town Hall

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Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: TBC 
Royal Columbian Hospital
330 E Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3W7
Meeting Room: TBC

Victoria/Island Medical Program Town Hall

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Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Royal Jubilee Hospital; Coronation Annex
2355 Richmond Road, Victoria, BC
Victoria, BC V8R 1J8
Meeting Room: RJH CA 125


Thank you for meeting with us and sharing your thoughts at our town hall sessions this past spring. Your input is invaluable and we appreciate the time and effort you contributed to the situation assessment phase of the strategic planning process for the Department.

We would like to share the high-level SWOT analysis that was captured and synthesized by the Strategic Planning Committee during Phase 1: Situation Assessment. This data was collected via surveys, interviews, and town halls. We encourage all Department of Medicine faculty, staff, and learners to review these preliminary finding and, as always, we welcome any and all feedback.

Please send us your comments via the General Feedback option on this page


The opportunity to provide general feedback will be available from Strategic Plan Phase I: Situation Assessment through to Strategic Plan Phase 4: Implementation & Sustainment

Have questions or comments? We want to hear from you!

Contact donna.combs@ubc.ca or leave your comments below

Strategic Plan Feedback

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