The Reading Bear Blog


A big thank you to our supporters

The RBS is grateful for the ongoing support from our five year supporters: Café Crepe, Zohra Bonnis of Z Gallery, Liz Watson of Watson, Inc., Phyllis Simons of Kidsbooks, Ron Ezekiel of Faskin Martineau, Emerald Yeh, and Telus.

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Interview with Brett Collinge

Tell us about yourself. I was born in Vancouver but spent much of my earlier life in Seattle. After graduating from high school in Seattle, I returned to Vancouver to attend UBC where I have recently completed my bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. I am now working in the department of Lymphoid Cancer Research at BC […]

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Interview with Amy Plessis

Tell us about yourself I am currently a third year UBC medical student at the Kelowna site. I was working towards my undergrad in Microbiology at UBC Okanagan campus prior to medical school. I have always had a passion for working with children, I spent my summers throughout high school and undergrad working at a […]

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Interview with Amy Gill, Co-Chair of Fundraising

1. Tell us about yourself. I am currently attending SFU. I will be completing my Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Biomedical Physiology in April 2019. I will be applying to medical school in the near future and I hope to be accepted into the Northern Medical Program offered through UBC. I aspire to specialize […]

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Interview with Rebecca Spouge

Tell us about yourself I am currently a UBC medical student, about to start third year, clerkship, in June. I completed my bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Anatomy and Cell Biology. During my summer breaks I worked in the learning resource department at a Vancouver elementary school solidifying my passion for working with children. […]

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Interview with Kay Fung, FLEX Committee Co-chair

Tell us about yourself. I am currently a family physician working as a locum in the Greater Vancouver area and rural Canada. I have an interest in global health and working with marginalized and underserved populations. How did you become involved in the Reading Bear Society? I have been involved with the Reading Bear Society […]

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Introducing our new Co-chair of Fundraising, Santiago

An introduction of RBS ambassador and co-chair of fundraising Santiago: I am a Biochemistry Major at UBC, currently striving toward a career in Nanopediatrics. I have invested the majority of my life in youth empowerment, primarily through my work at Catching the Spirit Youth Society. With this organization, which delivers leadership camps of environmental stewardship, […]

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Interview with Victoria Kan, Chair of Administration

1. Tell us about yourself I was born and raised in Vancouver, and although I have travelled around the globe, including living for a year in Australia, Vancouver will always be my favourite city. My passion is in the health sciences, and I am particularly interested in health education and promotion. I received my Bachelor […]

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Thomas McFarland Shares Reading Bears in Kelowna

  Thomas McFarland, MD 2020 Co-chair of the Kelowna RBS Chapter Being new to the Kelowna region, I have found it incredibly rewarding being part of such a wonderful project that brings me into the community. Being from a large Ontario family with many young cousins and family friends, I spend much of my time […]

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An Interview with Mary Zheng

This month’s blog is featuring Reading Bear ambassador Mary Zheng.  Dr. Joanne Roussy and Dr. Isabel Chen have nominated Mary for the YWCA, Young Woman of Distinction Award 2018 in honour of  her enthusiasm for the Reading Bear Society and her dedication to the community the society serves.  Thank-you Mary ! RB: Tell us about […]

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