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On March 23 2017, iCON’s Research Assistants Shawna Narayan and Alex Fung had the opportunity to develop and present a poster of the results from iCON’s mental health forums for Punjabi and Chinese speaking communities to undergraduate students, faculty members, and the community at the University of British Columbia’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC). Their presentation - InterCultural Online Health Network (iCON): Impacting the health of B.C.’s South Asian and Chinese immigrant populations through culturally-tailored health promotion - engaged people from diverse disciplines to learn more about iCON’s work in multicultural communities and received helpful feedback for future large scale health forums.

On March 5, 2017, iCON (the interCultural Online Health Network) will host a free South Asian Health forum entitled Healthy and Happy Living at Home. This forum will expand on the theme of healthy aging to promote healthy living, falls and injury prevention, chronic disease management, and community support services.

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Who: Punjabi speaking seniors and caregivers – everyone is welcome!

Where: Grand Taj Banquet Hall, 8388 128 Street, Surrey, BC, V3W 4G2

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Cantonese Language Event

Are you a parent or a caregiver of a child in grade 7-10? Join us for our Cantonese language event on February 2nd to learn how to set your child up for success!

Session Goals:
- Achieve and maintain healthy communication
- Support positive mental wellness in youth
- Learn what normal, healthy stress looks like
- Learn strategies to use at home
- Learn how to maintain open communication to support your children

Date: February 2, 2017 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Place: Vancouver Technical Secondary School (2600 East Broadway, Vancouver)

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A Coming Together of Health Systems Workshop: A Dialogue between Traditional Practitioners, First Nations and Health Professionals

<strong>Date</strong>: February 8, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

<strong>Place</strong>: Tsawout First Nation, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, BC

<a href="http://digem.med.ubc.ca/files/2017/01/2017-01-06-Workshop.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information about the event.</a>