Shaping the Future of BC's Frontline
TB Vets carries out proactive efforts in the education and continuous training of BC’s respiratory frontline. Through student bursaries and innovative teaching tools, TB Vets helps make real-world experience in a classroom setting more accessible. This learning opportunity enables students to hone necessary skills and provide quality patient care in a complex and rapidly changing workforce.
TB Vets Education Awardees, TRU , 2015
Since 1987, TB Vets has supported the Respiratory Therapy (RT) education of 165 eligible students at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The RT program is the only one of its kind in British Columbia.
There is a constant need for Respiratory Therapists, especially in rural and remote areas. Through the education awards, TB Vets ensures that BC has the best respiratory professionals not just today but also for generations to come.
Another way TB Vets supports education is by helping outfit school laboratories and hospital training centres with the latest teaching technology.
To date, TB Vets has provided training equipment to UBC, BCIT and Thompson Rivers University.
In recent years, the latest technology that TB Vets has provided are patient simulators. These are anatomically correct models of the human body and they come with life-like facial expressions, movement and speech. This innovative tool helps students develop specialized skills to effectively communicate, diagnose and treat patients in clinical settings.
Nursing student practicing with a TB Vets-funded mannequin, BCIT, 2019