June 12, 2019

Sometimes negative events in life can become the surprising openings to brand new ways to understand, experience, and contribute to the world.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr Jeff Pike knows that well. In fact, on at least two occasions, negative events have had positive, life-changing results —...

Dr Kelly Mayson
May 2, 2019

On a rural placement between her second and third year as a medical student in the 1980s, Dr Kelly Mayson got paired with a rural GP who had just completed training in anesthesiology. “It opened my eyes to what it was all about,” she said, and soon after decided to make it her career.  


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 31, 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...