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Design Intern, Creative Learning

The UBC CPD Creative Learning team is looking for a Design Intern who is enthusiastic about multimedia and adult learning. The successful candidate will use aspects of graphic and communication design, interactive design, learner experience design and online course development to create outstanding educational programs for health care practitioners across British Columbia.

Duties will include assisting with:

  • creating graphics and illustrations for online education (e.g., icons, vignettes, diagrams, charts and infographics)
  • designing interactive online experiences with informed UI/UX principles
  • editing and developing online course content (in Moodle)
  • conducting usability testing and summarizing results
  • video content production and basic animation editing

Location may be in-person or hybrid depending on UBC guidelines.

The Creative Learning team has worked on projects like the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) and This Changed My Practice (TCMP). For other examples of online education created by the Creative Learning team, visit our learning activities page and filter the format to ‘eLearning’.

  • registered post-secondary student
  • minimum of 2 years related experience (paid/volunteer)
  • experience designing with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • basic knowledge of web development/scripting languages (HTML, CSS, JQuery)
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Iiterest in instructional design, adult learning and medical education
  • demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • experience developing in Moodle LMS is preferred (not required)
  • experience with WordPress or Drupal CMS is preferred (not required)
  • Hours per week: 35 (part-time options also available)  
  • Hourly rate: $22
  • Desired start date: September 10, 2024
  • Duration: 4 months (with possibility of extension)

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and 2–5 portfolio examples to Craig Ferguson, Learning and Curriculum Manager, Creative Learning at craig.f@ubc.ca.   

Executive Medical Director

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Executive Medical Director, UBC CPD. This is an administrative role with a one-year term appointment and a possibility of renewal, subject to a satisfactory performance review. The time commitment is 0.2-0.54 FTE, equivalent approx. to 1- 2.5 days per week. The incumbent must have sufficient protected time during the working week to fulfill the requirements of this role.

UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD), an academic Division of the Faculty of Medicine, offers hundreds of accredited professional development activities each year — large medical conferences, online courses and webinars, skills-based workshops and mentoring programs. UBC CPD is a leader in medical education with a strong reputation in British Columbia and beyond. UBC CPD is at the forefront of providing effective and innovative approaches to learning and has a unique platform to influence meaningful change through connection, education and research that support the lifelong learning of health professionals.

This position reports to the Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development. This position will supervise UBC CPD Medical Directors representing health professionals in the Faculty of Medicine who collaborate with UBC CPD, such as Midwifery and the Island Medical Program. As necessary, the Executive Medical Director participates in leadership decisions, including operational issues and strategic planning for UBC CPD.

The successful candidate will hold an MD in good standing with a strong reputation and considerable experience in CPD. The successful candidate must hold a UBC faculty appointment or be eligible to hold a UBC faculty appointment. The successful candidate ideally maintains clinical work as a physician in practice, or has significant practice experience for the ability to represent the physician target audience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the power of education, connection and reflection to support a thriving health-care system in pursuit of healthy communities, social justice and knowledge translation. The candidate will have experience in developing and providing educational programs and CPD activities for practicing physicians and experience designing learning and program objectives as well as evaluation tools to assess effectiveness of programs;  Ability to collaborate and communicate with key internal and external CPD stakeholders, including the BC College of Family Physicians of Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, Doctors of BC, BC Ministry of Health, College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and various other government and non-profit organizations; be familiar with BC academic and community-based physician communities and CPD initiatives through existing established networks and work experience, have strong leadership and communication skills.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:

Dr. Brenna Lynn
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
UBC Faculty of Medicine
555 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7
Email: @email

Subject line: Executive Medical Director, UBC CPD

Deadline for applications will be July 15, 2024 at 12:00 PM and review of applications will begin soon after. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2024 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The expected pay for this position is $30,000 – $80,000 per annum at 0.2-0.54 FTE.

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

View the job description.

Sr. Program Assistant, Rural CPD

The UBC CPD Rural team is seeking a Sr. Program Assistant. This position works within two portfolios at UBC CPD.

Fifty percent of the role works with the Rural CPD (RCPD) team to coordinate activities in the hands-on ultrasound education program for rural health-care providers in British Columbia. The other fifty percent of the role works with the UBC CPD Accreditation Portfolio to conduct preliminary reviews of CPD accreditation applications and liaise with applicants and physician reviewers.

The position works collaboratively with Medical Leads, course instructors and other UBC CPD portfolios. The Sr. Program Assistant interacts regularly with external organizations, including College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College.
Applicants should have an interest in continuing professional development, have strong communication and organizational skills.

Read the full position description, responsibilities and qualifications. Apply by July 15. 

Working at UBC

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.​

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