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News Hour: Feb 9: Pharmacists' wage rollback

February 9, 2012
Global TV Pharmacists' segment starts 15 min into broadcast

Reminder: February 29, 2012 deadline - Scholarships and bursaries available forHSA members and their families

February 9, 2012
HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies, four bursaries for part-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships. The criteria and details are set out on the application forms.  To obtain a copy please see the HSA website:

Celebrating International Womens Day - Knowing our History ... Shaping our Future

February 8, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012HSA Office, Vancouver HSA invites women members to participate in a workshop that combines celebrating International Womens Day and in-house HSA training.            Part of the goal this day is to:

2012 David Bland Award

February 6, 2012
Nominations for the 2012 David Bland Award are now open. Members will note that this award may now be awarded to a group of members as well as to an individual.  Here is a link to the 2012 David Bland Award. For more information about this award please contact Marty Lovick, Senior LRO (OH&S) at 604.439.0994 x 560, 1.800.663.2017 x 560 or

Your questions from telephone town hall meeting

February 1, 2012
Two weeks ago, we held a special telephone town hall meeting for pharmacists concerned about government plans to cut your salary by up to 14%.  Several hundred people took part in this important discussion, and we answered a number of questions from members like you. Unfortunately, we have since learned that our technical supplier for the event made an error.  As a result of this supplier error, some questions left by members at the end of the meeting were not received. 


February 1, 2012
The Report: February 2012 vol.33 num.1 AS PART OF THE UNION DELIVERING MODERN HEALTH CARE, HSA members are proud of their expertise. This expertise is based on a profound dedication to learning and applying the most recent research and most objective facts of their disciplines. We work in a world based on reality, where respect for the facts is a life-or-death matter.

HSA negotiators head to the table for members in all sectors

February 1, 2012
The Report: February 2012 vol.33 num.1 Collective agreements covering the vast majority of HSA members working in health sciences and community social services expire on March 31, and HSAs negotiators have already begun work on the next agreements. HEALTH SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS Bargaining for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association was scheduled to begin February 27. HSA priorities for bargaining were set at a three-day bargaining proposal conference in November.

At last: WorkSafeBC action on ultrasonographer injuries

February 1, 2012
The Report: February 2012 vol.33 num.1 HSA OVERCOMES YEARS OF WORKSAFE BC INDIFFERENCE TO HIGH INJURY RATE BY MARTY LOVICK IN JANUARY, HSA AND WORKSAFE BC began distribution of a publication that aims to reduce the high level of work-related injuries for ultrasonographers. Its a major achievement, and one which came only after years of effort by the Health Sciences Association.