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April 2, 2019

As a radiologist at the BC Cancer Agency, Dr Charlotte Yong-Hing has been trying to get more women interested in pursuing a medical career in radiology. She has raised the issue of gender disparity in radiology and sought solutions with several organizations with little uptake. Then she took the...

Dr Yang 4
March 4, 2019

Dr Lawrence Yang knew he wanted to be a doctor by the time he was 12 years old. His father, who was trained in Asia and did his residency at Dalhousie University, was a family physician in Surrey. Young Lawrence wanted to follow the same path: “It seemed like a really good job that I ought to...

Dr Marius Pienaar
January 30, 2019

If not for Dr Marius Pienaar pushing the wrong elevator button, northwest British Columbia might have been deprived of the services of a celebrated and gifted obstetrician/gynecologist who has improved women’s health there for the past 25 years.

Dr Pienaar, then a young obstetrics...

December 20, 2018

Being the youngest of four children probably helped Dr Richard Merchant develop the skills he continues to use in his 33-year career as an anesthesiologist. Negotiating, exploring, and mediating are important to survive both childhood in a large family and to thrive within a work environment...

November 13, 2018

Most people may not have heard of Dr Laura Arbour. She is a BC physician who also happens to be one of Canada’s leading medical geneticists specializing in Indigenous populations, making a real difference for patients and communities throughout the province.

Two formative...