About Kyra Philbert

Kyra Philbert (she/her)
based in Vancouver? vote for me on Oct 15, 2022

Artist, Nurse, Scholar

Queer biracial (Black/White) ciswoman settler living on the unceded lands of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nations. 

How to pronounce my name:
K-Ee-Ra
(rhymes with Beer-a; Deer-a; Fear-a)

Past Experiences

Registered Nurse at Vancouver Coastal Health
(2016- ongoing)
Most of Kyra’s nursing experience is based directly in working in home health in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. For the last 5 years, Kyra has directly witnessed how neoliberal ideology in health care stuns our creativity in addressing social determinants of health. Kyra believes upstream interventions at the municipal level might disrupt the structures of inequity in our city.

Board Member at ZeeZee Theatre Company
(2020 – ongoing)
Kyra volunteers as a Board Member for local queer not-for-profit storytelling entity ZeeZee Theatre Company. Their vision, mission and values align with Kyra’s interest in storytelling as community building for social justice.

Vice-President at CACBN
(2020 – ongoing)
Nursing in Canada is very white intentionally. To address the pervasive anti-Black racism within health care, the Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in British Columbia was established. Kyra is a co-founder and currently serves as the interim vice-president.