“I am currently in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program at BCIT. I’m in my second term, and am completing my clinical placement on a medical-surgical unit. I found that many of the concepts that I learned from courses I chose for my minor came up in my seminar classes for nursing (e.g., social determinants of health, growth and development, illness vs. health, etc.).”
– Jenny, Psychology Major/HESO Minor
“I am now working at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House as the Youth Settlement Program Coordinator, working with youths who are new immigrants by providing one-on-one support and other weekly programs designed to support them with their transition and settlement experience, particularly in aspects of community inclusion, education, and health. In this position, I constantly find myself thinking about and applying the concepts surrounding wellbeing and intersectionality – particularly around ethnicity, migration, gender and health – which I explored in various HESO courses. I also work closely with our community nurses and practicum nursing students, and having the background in HESO has definitely helped me better collaborate and engage with community healthcare workers to deliver programming and workshops that address the relevant needs of newcomer youths in Vancouver.”
– Joyce, Geography Major/HESO Minor
This page will be updated with information from alumni of the Health and Society Minor as information becomes available. Stay tuned!