About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Kathleen Ross will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

President's Blog
October 30, 2019

I recently visited the home of past president, Dr Granger Avery. As I admired his incredible collection of masks, I was reminded of the significance of such masks in many cultures around the world. Some are designed to represent deities to be looked up to or, in some cases, feared in an effort...

Keeping pedestrians safe on our roads
October 10, 2019

Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. – Anthony Foxx

In 2017, 284 pedestrians were killed by drivers on Canadian roads. In British Columbia, 2300 pedestrians were injured...

President's Blog
September 19, 2019

I believe in the Doctors of BC Strategic Framework: Better Together. Over the course of my year as President, I intend to meet and speak with members at every opportunity to share and celebrate local successes, listen to grassroots issues, and discuss barriers standing in the way of future...

Climate Change is a Major Healthcare Issue
August 29, 2019

We are used to considering climate change as the geographical impact on our natural environment. Certainly, as I stared at the Illecillewaet Glacier poking through the clouds across the valley from a peak outside of Revelstoke this weekend, I was struck by how far it has receded in the last few...

President's Blog: Nature
August 1, 2019

A true sense of zen washes over me as I sit in my backyard having a cold drink after spending the last two days picking, pruning, planting, fertilizing and weeding – lots of weeding. We have a small yard but we have filled it with planters, hanging baskets, trees, and raised garden beds. The...