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Roots, community, inspiration

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by KELLY FINLAYSON s a union activist working in a health care profession, I am constantly yearning for self-growth or so-called teachable moments; recently, three that I would like to share collided in my life.

Seniority vs "duty to accommodate"

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by RITU MAHIL As a steward, I know that the union and the employer sometimes have to find creative solutions to adapt to employees' special needs in order to make it possible for them to continue working. Can you explain how "duty to accommodate" works?

Improving life for society's most vulnerable

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI ine years of working at Campbell River and North Island Transition House helped convince Carrie Sjostrom that she had even more to do. She decided that running for city council could be the next step in her life of activism.

Organ donors give the ultimate gift

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Privatization: who pays the price?

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by CINDY STEWART October 22, I participated in the Premier’s Dialogue on Health. The one-day forum brought together a number of representatives in the health care field for a dialogue with the provincial government. The vast majority of the Liberal caucus and cabinet were in attendance, including the Premier and the two Ministers of Health.

Pharmacare cuts: a bad plan

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by RAE JOHNSON After the new Liberal government passed its 90-day timeline in August, the real Liberal agenda started to come clear.

Mileage allowances

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by SARAH O'LEARY

Dietary counselling: food for the body and soul

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by DAN KEETON Colleen Canning Dietitian Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic, Vancouver Hospital

Liberals put health care at risk

October 4, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association, called on Premier Gordon Campbell today to live up to his promise to make health care a priority for British Columbians. "Every day, Premier Gordon Campbell pulls another piece out of a public health care system that has been envied around the world," Stewart said. She said the governments wholesale attack on health care puts the system and British Columbians who rely on health care services at risk.

BC's union of health science professionals donates $25,000 for breast cancer research

September 20, 2001
Health Sciences Association (HSA) President Cindy Stewart presented the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation this week with a $25,000 donation in the lead-up to the annual Run for the Cure, taking place across the province September 30. The donation marks the fifth year in a row HSA has been a regional sponsor of the BC-Yukon Chapter of the foundation. HSA members play an integral role in the diagnosis and care of people with breast cancer, and the majority of HSA members are women.