Member news: July 2019

Editors British Columbia member Iva Cheung successfully defended her thesis on Tuesday, July 2. Her research, done within Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, was about helping involuntary patients better understand their rights under British Columbia’s Mental Health Act. She invited people who had experienced involuntary hospitalization to co-create and then user test a new suite of plain language rights-communication tools. The tools are freely available at

Editors Toronto member Diya Lim is the author of La marchande, la sorcière, la lune et moi, winner of the 2019 Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature (French). Learn more about Diya’s book and the other 2019 Trillium Award winners.

Editors Nova Scotia member Virginia McGowan’s book Harness the Power of Mentoring: How to Find and Work with the Right Mentor–A Guide for the Solopreneur is a finalist in the Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business category of the 2019 International Book Awards. The book is a practical, step-by-step guide for the solopreneur in how to prepare for a mentorship, find the right mentor and develop a healthy, effective mentoring relationship. It is available online globally in print and eBook formats. Japanese and Portuguese translations are in progress.

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