COVID-19: Impacts, Understandings and Actions

Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

This webinar brings together physicians and nurses to help understand COVID-19. It consists of 4 keynote speakers that focus on specific aspects of this pandemic and allows for the audience to submit questions in advance by March 20 to to ensure they are answered in the presentations. You can submit questions in the chat box during the presentation but time will dictate how many can be addressed.

This live virtual  webinar is brought to you by the Faculty of Health at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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COVID-19 State of Affairs: Present and Future Trajectory

Dr Sanghera will discuss where we are with COVID understandings and what modelling data shows for future.

Baldev Sanghera, MD (UBC), CCFP  
Founding Board member, Burnaby Division of Family Practice
Medical Director, Edmonds Urgent & Primary Care Centre
Medical Director, Burnaby COVID testing & Assessment Centre
Steering Committee Member, BC South Asian COVID Task Force
Steering Committee Member, Burnaby Primary Care Network

COVID-19 Impacts:  Abuse of International Students

Ms. Saran will discuss the devasting impacts of COVID-19 on international students and how we can support them

Dupinder Kaur Saran, RN, BSN (UVic)
Founding CEO Nurse on the Go Home and Healthcare Services
Founder, One Voice Canada Foundation
Covid Response Team Nurse (VCH, 2020)
Member, BC South Asian COVID Task Force

Vaccine Efficacy and Implications for Specific Populations

Dr Jawanda will discuss what is known about vaccinations for those with chronic conditions, pregnant women and children.

Dr Madhu Jawanda, MD (UofA)
Family Physician
Co-founder, BC South Asian COVID Task Force
Steering Committee Member, BC South Asian COVID Task Force

Tired of Masking, Distancing and Isolation: Survival TIPS

Ms Dhari will discuss the mental impacts of COVID-19 protocols and resources and tips on how to survive this pandemic.

Ranjit Dhari, RN, BN (UofM), MSN (UBC)
Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Excellence in Educational Leadership, Nurses’ and Nurse Practitioners of BC (2019)
UBC School of Nursing Centenary Medal of Distinction (2019)
Member, BC SA COVID Task Force


Balbir Gurm, RN, BSN (UBC), MA (UBC), EdD (UBC)
Nursing Professor, Faculty of Health, KPU
YWCA Women of Distinction Community Champion Award, Nominee (2021)
The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Helping Women, Soroptomist International (2017)
Founder and Facilitator, Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships
Founding Editor, Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal
Member, BC South Asian COVID Task Force