My name is Kiersten Ek, and I am the Co-President of LIPSS this year. I am currently in my fourth year of the Collaborative Nursing Program at Lakehead University. LIPSS is important to me because inter-professional collaboration is an essential part of holistic care. Students rarely get the opportunity to collaborate with other health care professionals before beginning their careers. LIPSS provides the opportunity for students of different health care fields to come together and learn about each other’s roles before entering the professional field. My dream job is as a nurse practitioner!
My name is Katie Davidson, and I am a Co-President of LIPSS! I am currently in my third year of Compressed Nursing. I have been involved with LIPSS for three years now, and I am so excited to still be a part of an amazing club that integrates so many up-and-coming professionals; LIPSS allows us to make connections and work as a team! My dream job is as a NICU/cosmetic injector nurse.
Director of Communications
Hello, my name is Madeline Douglas, and I am the Director of Communications for LIPSS. I am currently in my fourth year of Psychology. I got involved with LIPSS because developing teamwork and problem-solving skills through inter-professional practice is essential for improving patient care. LIPSS is important to me because it facilitates collaboration between students from multiple faculties and creates valuable insight into issues and ideas from the perspective of different healthcare fields. My dream job is as a lawyer working in health law!
Director of Finance
My name is Lyndon Swick, and I am the Director of Finance for LIPSS. I am currently in my second year of my Masters of Science in Chemistry. I am involved in LIPSS since the club’s goal (interprofessional collaboration) is very interesting and relevant in today’s health care system. It helps me to broaden my skill set and teach others. My dream job is as a family physician in my hometown!
Director of Internal
My name is Talia Strickland, and I am the Director of Internal for LIPPS. I am currently in my fourth year of Psychology. I got involved with LIPSS because I attended the inter-professional panel period that LIPSS hosted last school year and decided that the club was right up my alley! Additionally, I love making new friends that have similar interests. A fun fact about myself is I have been skydiving!
Director of Social
My name is Jonas Olsen, and I am the Director of Social for LIPSS this year. I am currently in my fourth year of an HBSc in Biology and Chemistry. I am involved with LIPSS to develop inter-professional relationships with individuals in other faculties, who I otherwise may not interact with within a professional setting during my time at Lakehead. This is important to me because, in my future career, there is a strong chance I will be interacting with many individuals in different professions, so having this kind of experience will be extremely valuable. Furthermore, developing relationships with people in various fields aids me in gaining unique perspectives I may not otherwise be exposed to; these perspectives could prove to be valuable assets in my future career. My dream job is to work in the field of medicinal chemistry.
My name is Stacie, and I am the Psychology Representative. I am currently in my third year of HBSc Psychology, minor in Biology. I got involved with LIPSS because I think it is important to have a member on exec actively trying to incorporate the psychological aspects of healthcare into our club’s conversations and events. LIPSS is important to me because, as someone pursuing a career in healthcare, it is critical to get out of my department to look at healthcare through the lenses of different disciplines before I enter the field. My dream job is as a speech-language pathologist or a neuropsychologist.
My name is Megan, and I am the Nursing Representative on LIPSS. I am currently in my third year of the Collaborative Nursing Program at Lakehead University. I chose to be involved with LIPSS because I wanted to enhance my collaborative and inter-professional skills. In nursing, we learn that inter-professional collaboration with other health care professionals (HCP’s) is optimal to provide patient-centred care. I believe that LIPPS will provide beneficial skills for any health care student and will help bridge together a variety of different HCP’s to provide the best holistic patient care! My dream job is to be an ICU RN.
Associate of Communications
My name is Gemma, and I am the associate of communications for LIPSS this year. I am currently in my 4th year of an HBSc Biology and Chemistry. I got involved with LIPSS because interprofessional relationships are an exciting and universal experience shared among people of all backgrounds, and it is essential to understand their application in a medical setting! My dream job is as an anesthesiologist.
My name is Noah, and I am the associate of social for LIPSS this year. I am currently in my 4th year of an HBSc Biology. I got involved with LIPSS because it is a great way to get involved on campus and connect with new people from other faculties with similar interests. A fun fact about me is I’m afraid of clowns!
My name is Brendan, and I am a general member of LIPSS. Last year I finished my BScN at Lakehead, and I am now in my first year of education. I’ve been involved in LIPSS for the past three years & have held a couple of different positions (SIM Series, SIM Challenge, Director of Research). I wanted to stay on as a general member to help out with club events/projects. I believe LIPSS is a great way to see healthcare from multiple professions and perspectives, and I am thankful for all the experiences I have gained from being a part of LIPSS. My dream job is as a teacher, possibly teaching in healthcare.