Thanks for starting this thread!
I will be applying at UBC for this fall as well, and feel a mix of excitement and some trepidation at the thought of moving to Vancouver for nearly 2 years (if accepted)...
I have a BA in Gender Studies and Cultural Anthropology, and completed my MPH a couple years ago with a focus on Indigenous health. I have experience as a personal care assistant, OFA-3 (industrial medic) for 7 years, in healthcare systems evaluation with a health authority (primarily in assessing organizational Indigenous cultural competency) and in health research within First Nations communities across BC.
I live in a smaller, rural town so it has been hard to find consistent work that isn't contract based. I also realized how much I like the more direct, one-on-one care when working in FN communities, so that is a big reason I have decided to go back to school for the BSN. My GPA is around 3.6-7, thanks to some distance courses I took for fun, haha.... and since my grad courses don't count
so I hope that doesn't diminish any competitive edge too much.
I haven't started my supplemental yet and I have just started my prereq through TRU Open learning, BIOL 1593. I'm also looking at doing some more volunteering to add to my experience and resume.
Looking forward to getting to know you all better over the course of this year! Best of luck to everyone.