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...

DMAD Dr Jiang
October 12, 2018

When Dr Charles Jiang first came to Canada from China, almost two decades ago, he was lucky — he was able to pick up English quickly, despite never having worked or lived in an English-speaking environment.

Trained as a surgeon in Shanghai, Dr Jiang had been awarded a scholarship, under...