Minnie Downey

Position: BC Academic Health Science Network, BC SUPPORT Unit

Throughout Minnie’s career, a constant focus has been the patient perspective to support high quality evidence informed practice.
She is the Executive Director with the BC SUPPORT Unit, a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia.
Previously she worked with Fraser Health in a variety of roles, including Director with the Fraser Health Cardiac Services program where she codeveloped the South Asian Health Institute (SAHI). Minnie holds a Master of Arts in Health Leadership from Royal Roads University, Bachelor degrees in Technology and Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Science from the College of the North Atlantic. Also, she has completed a fellowship in Executive Training in Research Application with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and is a Certified Healthcare Executive with the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders.