27-Nov-2015 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
500 Granville Street
SFU Beedie School of Business
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1W6



BC Lower Mainland Chapter Event
Presented in Partnership with SFU Beedie School of Business
Entrepreneurial Leadership: How do you create the culture and context for innovation in healthcare?

November 27, 2015
  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
SFU Beedie School of Business, 500 Granville Street

Increasingly we are hearing about the need to support and foster healthcare innovation…be it product, process, social or organizational. Join our panel for a stimulating session that will explore innovation from a variety of perspectives and contexts. Areas of focus will include what is innovation and what is it not? What does it mean to lead for innovation? How do you turn thought and ideas into action for change? What does innovation look like within the health care setting? How can health leaders create a culture and context for innovation and develop systems and partnerships that create collective impact for individuals and communities. 

Guest Speakers:

  • Ian McCarthy , Associate Dean SFU Beedie School of Business, Graduate Programs; Professor, Technology and Operations Management / Strategy
  • Bill Barrable , Chief Executive Officer, Rick Hansen Institute
  • Jonathan Oldman , Executive Director , The Bloom Group


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Reduced Rates Offered! Please register early to guarantee a spot!

Dr. Ian McCarthy is a Professor of Technology and Operations Management, the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, and the Director of the CMA Innovation Centre at the Beedie School of Business. His research and teaching focus on how teams and organizations come up with ideas and then develop them to create value for society. As an expert in process design, systems thinking concepts, innovation and change management, he has worked with professionals in many different sectors to help them understand, re‐design, and change their culture, operations and impact.

Jonathan Oldman , BA, MA is Executive Director of The Bloom Group (formerly St. James Community Service Society), one of the largest and oldest community agencies in Vancouver. providing a range of health, housing, and social care services in the Downtown Eastside and across the city (www.thebloomgroup.org). Prior to joining The Bloom Group, Jonathan held series of leadership roles in both community and hospital settings, with a strong focus on mental health services. He began his career in the UK National Health Service (NHS), where he completed the national Graduate Management Trainee Scheme. Throughout his career, Jonathan has tried to support groups and organizations to analyze and respond to challenges in innovative ways. He has helped design and launch new services, and assisted organizations meet both their business and mission goals, frequently in challenging environments. His current interest is exploring how to stimulate integrated systems-level innovation in order to more effectively address complex health and social challenges.

Bill Barrable , Chief Executive Officer, Rick Hansen Institute
Bill Barrable has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Rick Hansen Institute since January 2010; a Canadian‐based not‐for‐profit organization committed to accelerating the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries. In 2015, MoneySense Magazine named the Rick Hansen Institute as one of the Best Charities in Canada with an A+ Rating.

Prior to the Institute, Bill was the Chief Executive of BC Transplant from 1994 to 2009, during which time it was honoured with the Canada Award for Excellence from the National Quality Institute. In 2001 he became the founding Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. In 2008 he co‐founded Natalus Life Science Capital (VCC) Inc., an angel fund which invests in BC Biotechnology startup companies.

At BC Transplant he led the creation of the first online digital signature organ donor registry in partnership with a BC company, Recombo Incorporated. He also championed the passage of legislation which enshrined the rights of organ donors into the Human Tissue & Gift Act of BC.

He has been a member of numerous governing boards of various kinds and holds a BA from Queen’s University, and a Master of Health Science from the University of Toronto. In 2010, he received the alumni leadership award from the University of Toronto’s Society of Graduates in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He was previously named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40.




Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.25 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Due to catering commitments, cancellations will be billed the full amount if not received before November 20, 2015 . As this event is expected to be well attended – plan to register early.

Due to space limitations we cannot guarantee admission to on site walk-ins.  No-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.