Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Encouraging holistic care through interprofessional education among health and social care learners. “

Welcome to LIPSS 2014- 2015!

Who are we!?

We are a group of students from a variety of health disciplines at Lakehead University, who seek to promote interprofessional education and practice. LIPSS was formed in 2013 and is a Chapter of the National Health Science Student’s Society . Students involved include Nursing, Social Work, Kinesiology, Gerontology, Psychology, Law, Education (Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences of Lakehead University) o Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetic Internship (Northern Ontario School of Medicine – NOSM), we hope to involve students from RPN, ECE, SSW, Paramedics, XRay Technician in the future (Confederation College), as well as Massage Therapy and PSW (Everest College)


Our Objectives –

To create an interprofessional environment among learners in Thunder Bay that enhances their ability to participate in collaborative and holistic, person-centred care.

To develop and maintain partnerships with NOSM and ConCollege to extend our collaboration opportunities to community partners.

Our Goals-

-Link learners from diverse disciplines in academic and social events – Host IPE events that foster collaboration and quality patient care o Speaker Series (throughout fall and winter)

o IPE Week January 20-24, 2014

o Ceilidh Dance Fundraiser (fall) –

Represent Lakehead at the National level (ie. at annual NaHSSA conference and other relevant conferences