Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: : Evered Hall, Student Union Building
President’s Leadership Lecture Series – International Women’s Day
Join us for International Women’s Day for the President’s Leadership Lecture Series featuring keynote speaker and UFV honorary doctorate recipient, Dr. Tamara Taggart.
Panelists Dr. Shahana Alibhai and Kate Horsman will join the conversation to engage in discussion around health and wellness themes, encouraging us all to find and use our voice.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 2nd to reserve your seats.
Space is limited.
Dr. Tamara Taggart
Tamara Taggart is a community leader, activist, veteran broadcaster, cancer survivor, mother, and former candidate in the 2019 Canadian election.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Tamara is a community leader who advocates for others and raises much-needed funds for many important causes. Throughout her career as a broadcaster on local television, radio and digital media, Tamara earned her place as a trusted voice for people in Vancouver. She has focused two decades’ of volunteer efforts on health care and the well-being of children and people with disabilities.
Tamara chaired BC Women’s Hospital’s Hope Starts Here campaign, raising $17 million for the newborn intensive care unit. She also served as chair of the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration Gala for five years, raising more than $16 million for cancer research and treatment in British Columbia.
Tamara’s 2014 TED Talk, “Two Conversations that Changed My Life”, struck a chord with medical professionals and universities around the world, by reframing the way healthcare practitioners communicate hope.
In 2015 Tamara was awarded the Order of BC—the highest honour awarded by the Government of British Columbia—in recognition of her years of public service. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2016.
Tamara and her husband Dave have three children—son Beckett and daughters Zoë and Poppy. They also share their home with George their Airedale Terrier, Penelope their rescue dog from Mexico, and rescue cats Broccoli and Brussel Sprout.
Kate Horsman is a Counsellor, Nutritionist and Mindfulness Leader in Vancouver BC. Her training through both professional counselling and nutrition, provide the bridge between the mind-body connection which lends greatly to her specialization in Eating Disorders and Mental Illness. As a holistic counsellor, Kate utilizes tools of all mediums, towards the possibility for change.
Kate’s education is both local and abroad. From CSNN to eCornell and, most importantly, the school of life! She credits a diverse experience that has lead her to a depth of understanding, that engages clients in creative and meaningful change through food, mind and compassion.
Kate continues to work in her Private Practice in Vancouver with her one on one clients, while also working with organizations such as lululemon, Aritzia, Microsoft and more on their mental health, wellness and mindfulness programs. Non for profit work is a priority in Kate’s life, and as such she spends countless hours with organizations such as Face of Today, as a way to assist in a greater reach of help for all in need.
Dr. Shahana Alibhai
Medicine was never the plan for Dr. Shahana Alibhai. She discovered her passion at age 15 when she went to her first fitness class. She became a BCRPA certified fitness instructor at age 17 and has enjoyed teaching a variety of group exercise classes ever since. Coupled by her love for cooking, by the age of 16, Dr. Shahana had also appeared on a number of cooking shows, demonstrating her ability to create innovative nutritious meals that highlighted her cultural background.
With the determination that an integrative approach to medicine is truly the future, Dr. Shahana went on to complete her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology followed by her medical degree, both from the University of British Columbia. She completed a 2 year residency in Family Medicine which took her back home to Abbotsford BC.
Now as a family physician and the mother of three young boys (aged 4, 2 and 2 months), Shahana is a staff physician at the Abbotsford Youth Health Clinic where she works with youth between the ages of 12-24 as well as the Abbotsford Breath Health Clinic located in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. She was a member of the UBC Family Medicine Residency Faculty for the last 3 years, has served on the BC College of Family Physicians Board and works as an accreditor for the National College of Family Physicians.
With training in cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness meditation, Dr. Shahana endeavours to bring elements of total mind and body health through her interaction with her patients. She will be delivering a TED talk in Abbotsford on the subject of creating emotional literacy as a way to combat anxiety and depression in our youth.
She is married to Dr.Khalid Alibhai, chiropractor and owner of Stuart Chiropractic in Guildford BC.
Event Location : Evered Hall, Student Union Building
President’s Leadership Lecture Series – International Women’s DayDate(s): Friday, March 6
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm