About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Matthew Chow will be writing about his experiences and thoughts.

Flood in BC
November 17, 2021

I struggle to find the right words for yet another disaster that has befallen our province. Events that are supposed to happen only once-in-a-hundred years have hit us in rapid succession. People and communities have been upended, some that were still reeling from the last disaster. So while I...

Doctor speaking to elderly patient
November 2, 2021

Most of us are familiar with the expression ‘one size fits all’ often used to describe clothing. However throughout the pandemic I’ve noticed it also applies to many other things and many of life’s situations. And just like with clothing, one size seldom fits all.

People come from...

Child receiving vaccine
October 8, 2021

Every day we are bombarded with news about COVID-19 vaccines. In Canada, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply to the point where BC has taken the lead on donating some unneeded doses to the international COVAX effort. Lately, much of our COVID-19 vaccine attention has turned towards...

Truth and Reconciliation
September 29, 2021

September 30, 2021 marks the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in which we honour the lost and missing children of residential schools, the families left behind, and the survivors. Reconciliation is the process of healing the relationship between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous...

Doctors standing together united
September 17, 2021

The past 18 months have been traumatizing for our profession, and it’s got me worried.

Rising case counts, hospitalizations, and anti-vaxxer protests rightly occupy much of my time. I have spoken to these issues repeatedly in the media, doing as many as 11 interviews a day. Doctors of BC...