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...

Dr Jessica Otte
January 13, 2020

Nanaimo-based doctor aims to increase professional happiness for physicians while providing the best care for patients  

Dr Jessica Otte is a prime example of what a curious mind can do. 

A Nanaimo family doctor who specializes in elder care and palliative care, she...

Dr Shikha Minhas
October 3, 2019

As a palliative care physician, Dr Shikha Minhas can’t offer her dying patients miracle cures. But she can give them comfort as they pass.

With her medical expertise and compassionate manner, she has cared for hundreds of patients at Surrey Memorial Hospital during their journey at the...

Dr Cole Stanley
August 29, 2019
When opioid overdoses and deaths reached stunning proportions in 2016 and 2017, and a public health crisis was declared, Dr Cole Stanley recognized that he and his colleagues might be able to better serve their patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).   Having recently completed quality improvement...