Over the years I have always struggled with how to say goodbye to my staff and colleagues. Saying goodbye is a very emotional thing for me and I do not do it very well. That is why I have asked for no farewell get together or tea to celebrate my departure. Some will be surprised to find out that my last day at work is today. Rouge Valley Health System has requested that I start as soon as possible and factoring in my vacation time, we are on my last day at work.
David Granirer believes laughter is the best medicine. That’s why the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health has teamed up with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre to host an evening of stand-up comedy performed by people living with mental health issues in Thunder Bay.
After a long winter, spring is finally in the air! It’s a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the environment. Research has shown that spending more time outside makes us happier, reduces our stress and improves our health. That’s why Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) challenges everyone to join the David Suzuki Foundation’s 30x30 Nature Challenge to enjoy their outdoor environment for 30 minutes each day, for 30 days through the month of May.
It’s time for all Ontarians to increase their cancer IQ using a new online cancer risk assessment tool called My CancerIQ. In less than 10 minutes, Ontarians can find out their personal risks for breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancers. In addition to knowing their risk of developing cancer, Ontarians can also learn personalized ways to prevent cancer.
The best part of waking up is coffee in your cup – then using your fresh coffee grounds in your garden. Whether you put your grounds and filter in your compost, add them to your soil as a mulching agent, or create a liquid feeder for your garden, using your daily coffee grounds to enrich your garden is a great way to invest your daily waste in a healthy and productive way.
When Sheila Prus saw a new osmometer arrive in the lab, she wondered if Christmas had come early. “We were so surprised and humbled that the Volunteer Association thought of us,” says Prus, Biochemistry Coordinator in the Clinical Laboratory at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we are happy to honour and thank over 800 Volunteers who contribute their time and energy to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation (TBRHSF).
Dr. Bill McCready, (right) is pictured alongside colleague, Dr. David Puskas (left). Dr. McCready, the Chief of Staff and Interim President & CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (effective Spring 2015) was greatly inspired to make a $10,000 gift to the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign, knowing his gift would be matched by The Paterson Foundation.
High school, college and university students, retirees, and business people - these are the types of Volunteers and Patient Family Advisors you will see at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation (TBRHSF) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). They come from all walks of life and professions to serve in a wide variety of volunteer positions.
Summer is the time for amazing adventures and social soirees. Between camping trips, neighbourhood BBQs, spending time at camp, beach volleyball leagues and perhaps a day or two at work, it always seems like there isn’t a spare minute in the day. For many, this means no time to maintain a vegetable garden, and delicious home-grown veggies have to be sacrificed.