Events & workshops

Public Pharmacare Now

Sunday June 11, 7:00-9:00 pm

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay High School, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road

Over 3.4 million Canadians cannot afford their medications and millions more are struggling with high out-of-pocket costs. A public, single-payer drug insurance plan that covers all Canadians could change this. The Council of Canadians is hosting a Townhall to discuss Pharmacare, a proposed national drug coverage plan, which has the potential to save Canadians up to $5 billion per year on prescription drug costs. The discussion will feature experts, health professionals and patient advocates. Facilitated by Avi Lewis, former host of CBC’s current-affairs programs CounterSpin and On the Map. Co-sponsored by the BC Health Coalition, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers – Victoria Local 850, the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, Kairos Victoria and the Victoria Labour Council.

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Brain Art Showcase

June 14, 2023  10:00 am - 4:00 pm,

Outside Michèle Pujol Room in the Student Union Building. University of Victoria 

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health has five research clusters (Brain Health, Digital Health, Health Behaviours and Interventions, Populations and Health, and Health Services and Systems) which reflect the various research interests of its affiliates. Researchers in the Brain Health Cluster focus on brain structures, the assessment and monitoring of brain functioning, and the impact of various interventions on cognitive performance.

Recently, the Brain Health Cluster hosted a Brain Art Competition. The goals of the event were to: a) bridge science and art; and b) encourage creative approaches to visualizing what brain health means. Faculty, post-doctoral fellows, undergraduate and graduate students, research assistants and staff from all departments at UVic were invited to submit an entry which was: a) focused on the brain; b) inspired by research; and c) original. Submissions could focus on the whole brain, a favourite brain structure, brain cells, mental health, brain changes over the lifespan, or the aging brain.

Submissions from the 2023 Brain Art Competition will be on display on June 14, 2023 outside of the Michèle Pujol Room in the Student Union Building. All are welcome to attend the showcase in person and cast their vote for the People's Choice Award. 


Exercise as Vascular Medicine

Thursday, June 29, 2023  1:30 - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Professor Daniel Green is a Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiologist at the University of Western Australia. His research provides a platform for the evidence-based use of exercise in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He will discuss the history of ideas pertaining to our current understanding of cardiovascular circulation and why arteries matter in achieving lifelong health. Additionally, he will discuss challenges associated with detecting and treating vascular dysfunction over the lifespan and will provide solutions for optimal management after early vascular disease detection, summarizing the use of exercise and environmental therapy to improve vascular health.

Link to attend online: 
Meeting ID: 823 6210 3268
Passcode: 20230629

2023 Self-Management British Columbia Greater Victoria Workshops

Self-Management BC is excited to offer in-person sessions again! 

See the schedule of workshops happening from March to June 2023 here.

To see workshop schedules in other regions of British Columbia, visit 

Many programs can be done online, by telephone, or independently. For more information please visit or call TOLL FREE: 1-866-902-3767