Angela Towle

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Co-Director Patient & Community Partnership for Education, Office of UBC Health, University of British Columbia

Angela has a longstanding interest and track record of work in university–community engagement
and public/patient involvement in health care and health professional education. Her scholarly work has focused on shared decision-making between patients and health care professionals and, more recently, bringing patient and community voices into the education of health professionals. All her scholarship has involved the development, study and dissemination of educational innovation, much in partnership with community members outside of academia. As Academic Director for the UBC Learning Exchange from 2013 to 2022 she sought to strengthen engagement between the university and the diverse communities in Vancouver’s inner city (Downtown Eastside) area. She initiated and led the knowledge exchange project, ‘Making Research Accessible in Vancouver’s Downtown