About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Kathleen Ross will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

President's Blog: Nature
August 1, 2019

A true sense of zen washes over me as I sit in my backyard having a cold drink after spending the last two days picking, pruning, planting, fertilizing and weeding – lots of weeding. We have a small yard but we have filled it with planters, hanging baskets, trees, and raised garden beds. The...

Comfortably Numb
July 17, 2019

Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home?... I hear you’re feeling down... Can you show me where it hurts?... I have become comfortably numb. – Pink Floyd

I frequently hear this music in my head when speaking with colleagues. Many are...

sugar a modern day pandemic
June 24, 2019

If you knew sugar was slowly killing you, would you eliminate it from your diet? Could you see past the intensive marketing of your favourite candy bar, sugary beverage, or dessert and not feel that internal desire? Should we rely on individuals to make these choices themselves? Or if we know...

Dr Kathleen Ross
June 3, 2019

“Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” – Paul Hawkin

Our most effective leaders empower others to invoke meaningful change by becoming part of the process in whatever way...

Dead Man Writing: A Final Call for Hope
May 21, 2019

As this is my last blog, I want to start at the beginning. When my term began, we were preparing for negotiations on a new Physician Master Agreement and advocating for health care system reform and physician health. All this while settling into year two of a revamped organization, and in the...