RESEARCHING, RAISING AWARENESS,
REVOLUTIONIZING THE FIELD OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Driven and powered by university students.
Welcome to the MEDIC Foundation
MEDIC Stands for Medical Engineering students Designing Innovations for a Cause. We were created with the vision of improving the accessibility to healthcare technology for patients diagnosed with chronic conditions.
We are a provincially registered non-profit under the British Columbia Societies Act as MEDIC for Innovation Foundation.
: a human health condition that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects
We have a multifaceted approach to addressing chronic diseases. Our organization integrates diverse research programs with a commitment to direct service and advocacy efforts. This unique combination ensures a holistic approach to tackling chronic diseases, from advancing scientific knowledge to actively improving the lives of affected individuals.
The Care Companion Program at the MEDIC Foundation is a transformative initiative, designed to bridge the gap between university students and patients diagnosed with chronic conditions. Built on the understanding of the deep significance of meaningful human connection and companionship, this program seeks to establish compassionate partnerships that enhance the quality of life for patients, while simultaneously facilitating innovation in the biomedical field.
The Care Companions Program
We believe that awareness about chronic conditions is equally as important as researching for them. Each month our team curates and publishes newsletters comprising information about chronic conditions. We interview students, professors and patients to generate a unique perspective towards each topic with the goal of generating interest and advocacy around chronic diseases.
OUTREACH & EVENTS
Upcoming STEM Workshop: January 2023
January 21st, 2024
What to Expect:
We are excited to announce our upcoming STEM workshop scheduled for January 2023, specially tailored for high school students. This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for young minds to dive deep into the STEM Design cycle, honing their problem-solving skills and enhancing their creativity.
University of British Columbia, Point Grey
Abdul Ladha Science Centre
Students will gain hands-on experience in the STEM Design cycle,
Participants will receive certificates, recognizing their proficiency with the STEM Design Cycle