Kane Tse Re-Elected President of Health Sciences Association

Delegates to HSA’s annual convention this morning voted to re-elect Kane Tse to serve as president for a second term.

“All of you are what makes HSA the caring organization that it is,” Tse told delegates following the vote. “I couldn’t be more proud to be your president and have this precious opportunity for another two years. Our aim of achieving strong contracts, for an active and vocal membership, and to become the leaders of change marches on. Change not just for HSA members, but also for people in British Columbia and for the benefit of our public health care system.”

“My door is always open to hear from you and work with you to achieve our goals. I know that I won’t get everything right; and that’s why I value your feedback in building our union. We are so much stronger when we work in solidarity.”

First elected president in 2021, Tse worked as an assistant bioinformatics coordinator at the BC Cancer Agency, leading a team who perform analysis on DNA sequence data. Tse has a long history of union activism and served as a general steward, assistant lead steward, and lead steward. He was also a member of HSA's 2020 Core Member Engagement Team.

Raised in Calgary, Kane completed his degree in Biochemistry and Computer Science at the University of Calgary before moving to California to complete a genomics internship at Stanford. He initially moved to Vancouver to work at a biotech startup before joining the BC Cancer Agency staff in 2003 as a computational biologist.

Hannah Allen, a mental health and addictions counsellor working at Richmond Mental Health, was also a candidate for president.