Who we are

Rural eMentoring BC was created through a partnership between the University of British Columbia and the Rural Education Action Plan. 

ReMBC was developed at the University of British Columbia as a research project that studies online mentoring as an outreach tool, while the Rural Education Action Plan is a community initiative that trains and supports rural physicians. 

The intent of this collaboration is to support rural community wellness by providing mentorship opportunities to rural students. Rural students pursuing healthcare careers often return to their home communities to practice, so by supporting educational opportunities for rural students, the program endeavours to address rural healthcare practitioner shortages.  

Though our roots are in healthcare, we support all rural students transitioning to adulthood by showing them their educational and career options. 


Rural eMentoring BC receives funding from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues – an administrative body that awards funding, received from Doctors of BC, to worthy rural healthcare initiatives.   

Since the program was created by a UBC faculty member, Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the program is coordinated at, and funding is administered through, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

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