Doctors Making a Difference Dr Kathy Lee
June 24, 2020

Dr Kathy Lee remembers the exact moment when she decided to work from the inside out to improve the health care system for physicians as well as for patients.

Eight years ago, on the morning of a scheduled surgery, a waterpipe burst at Surrey Memorial Hospital, flooding operating rooms. ...

Gbolahan "GB" Olarewaju
June 3, 2020

Gbolahan “GB" Olarewaju’s journey to medical school has been full of many twists and turns, joys and disappointments—enough for most lifetimes.

GB had almost given up his dream of becoming a doctor when he was finally accepted into UBC’s Medical School. But the transition wasn’t easy. “I’...

Dr Matthew Kwok
May 29, 2020

For most people, a visit to the Emergency Room is stressful. Imagine how much more stress you would feel if you don’t speak the language of your health care providers. That is the ongoing challenge at Richmond Hospital’s ER, where over 50% of patients speak mainly Mandarin or Cantonese and...

UBC med students
April 23, 2020

When UBC medical school classes were suspended due to COVID-19, six fellow students were left wondering what they could do to help during the crisis. Recognizing that medical students have the capacity and experience to support frontline health care workers and their families, and to help from a...

Dr Jesse Kancir
February 20, 2020

For some, a career in medicine is bred in the bone. For others, like Dr Jesse Kancir, medicine was never a consideration until a serious industrial accident, during what he calls his “failed” lumberjack moment, peeled his hand open like an orange. 

After months of recovery and...