October 13th, 2018

Welcome back to school everyone! uOttawa IPHA (Interprofessional Health Association) is back for another great year of events. If you’re interested in learning more about interprofessionalism in healthcare, stay tuned into our social media or visit our website for more info! For volunteer opportunities, send an email to uottawaipha@gmail.com.

Upcoming panel event: presented by IPHA

  • WHAT: Join us to hear from speakers from various disciplines to explore issues surrounding the healthcare system in Canada.
  • WHEN: Early November
  • WHY: If you have pressing questions to be answered or want to gain valuable information on interdisciplinary healthcare, we highly encourage you to join this discussion!
  • More details, including the theme of the panel event, location, date and panel members, will be coming soon! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements.Welcome Back.png

March 11th, 2018

IPHA is excited to announce our upcoming elections for the 2018-2019 Executive Team!

All information, including a list of available positions and corresponding responsibilities, the Google Form to submit an application, and timelines of the application and voting period can be found on the “Elections” tab of our website! We thank you in advance for your interest!

March 1st, 2018

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Our annual panel event is coming up on Monday, March 12th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in MNT 201! Our panel theme this year is “Caring for Carers”, which is dedicated to understanding the overlooked issue of mental health struggles that health care professionals themselves are all too familiar with.

We will be hosting a panel of 4 health care professionals from various disciplines who will be sharing their stories and advice on how to manage burnout, practice self-care, and seek resources.

Our panelists include:
Dr. Kimberly McMillan, Professor of Nursing Studies
Stacey Kosmerly, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate
Marc-Antoine Deschamps, Paramedic
Danielle Petricone-Westwood, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate

We hope to see you there!

September 7th, 2017

IPHA is excited to announce our 2017-2018 Executive Team!

  • President: Alanna Jane
  • Vice President: Andrea Zukowski
  • Media Coordinator: Svetlana Zdero
  • Event Coordinators: Alicia Bialczyk and Antonio Mioc
  • Outreach Coordinator: Tina Podinic
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Nasrine Ahmed
  • Secretary: Rimaz Elfarra
  • Treasurer: Heather Officer
  • Volunteer: Michelle Yoo

March 14, 2017

The IPHA executive would like to extend a huge thank-you to all the attendees of our Aboriginal Healthcare event. The turnout was our largest ever, and the event was overall a great success! A special thank-you goes out to our three amazing speakers: Dr. Michael Robidoux, Dr. Cory Harris, and Ms. Demi Mathias. Their insight into the topic of Aboriginal healthcare was very valuable and much appreciated. Stay tuned for more panel events coming up in the future!

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February 23, 2017

Save the date! IPHA is hosting our first ever panel event, which will be tackling the issues surrounding Aboriginal healthcare in Canada. The event will be taking place on Monday March 13, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Several panelists will be speaking, who come from multiple disciplines. More details on the speaker lineup to come!

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February 16, 2017

A reminder from one of our sponsors, Prep101!

Prep101 offers Canada’s most comprehensive MCAT prep course! We go through more practice passages in the classroom than anyone else – that’s the best way to get a high score! IPHA members are eligible for a discount!

December 14, 2016

The IPHA executive had the opportunity to meet with Dr. John Gilbert, who is the founder and co-chair of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and serves on the World Health Organization (WHO) board for Social Determinants of Health. He had many great ideas and suggestions for IPHA going forward, so stay tuned for what’s to come in 2017!


November 16, 2016 Healthcare Team Challenge 

The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be hosting our annual Healthcare Team Challenge! This year’s theme is palliative care, and we have a speaker who works as a Recreational Therapist in a paediatric palliative care hospice. Practice the interprofessional skills you’ll need as a future healthcare provider! In this fun and interactive challenge, you will learn to work as a member of a team with students from different programs by solving a case-based healthcare scenario.

Thank you to Prep101 for sponsoring us in the 2016-2017 school year. For more information about their services, please visit http://prep101.com/mcat/



September 2016. IPHA is being run by the newly elected 2016-2017 Executive Committee:

President – Andrea Zukowski
Vice President – Sarah Rokosh
Events Coordinator – Alanna Jane
Secretary – Mithila Ali
Sponsorship Coordinator – Esther Sam
Treasurer – Courtney Guy

February 2016. Our local Healthcare Team Challenge is only 9 days away! Buy your tickets here!


January 2016 Thank you to Father and Sons and the Smoque Shack for sponsoring IPHA for the National Health Care Team Challenge!

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Late November 2014 The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be hosting our annual Food for Thought on Friday November 28th. The theme of this event will be Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada. Our panel of speakers will present their views and experiences on the subject followed by an interactive group discussion and a pizza dinner. Come join us on November 28th from 7 pm to 10 pm in Desmarais 1160 on the University of Ottawa campus. We hope to see you there!

Late March 2014 Our Annual General Meeting in being held on March 31st at 10 am in Thompson Hall (Room TBD). At this meeting, we will be holding elections for the following executive positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Administrator, Events Coordinator, La Cité Collégiale Representative, Algonquin College Representative, and a Representative from Undergraduate Nursing Students Association.

Click here for more information.

Please express your candidature Monday March 24.

February 2014 The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be collaborating the the University of Ottawa Healthcare Symposium to run three interactive sessions at their annual conference. Visit www.uohs-csuo.com for more information.

December 2013 We just launched our new website! We have introduced a new blog to which our executive committee will be contributing regularly. We welcome your comments on our posts.

April 2013 The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association announces its new executive committee for 2013-2014. Visit the Executive Committee page to learn more about your executive.

  • President: Tujuanna Austin
  • Past President: Arlanna Pugh
  • Vice President: Ankit Dhawan
  • Treasurer: Gavi Stulberg
  • Secretary: Rebecca Ellis

The new executive committee looks forward to a fun and productive school year