President's Blog

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August 20, 2018 to August 21, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Health care is being transformed by technology, innovation, disruption and socio-economic drivers. We have an opportunity and an obligation to shape...

About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Eric Cadesky will be writing about his experiences and thoughts.

Presidents Tour 2
August 14, 2018

Immense plumes of smoke billowed up to the airplane like fluffy charcoal castles above the clouds, ember-orange moats below. It takes a lot to draw the attention of regular travelers on the Vancouver-Smithers flight, but this year’s forest fires did just that.

There were 475 active fires...

A Profession with Pride
August 8, 2018

There were whistles and water guns, a sitting Prime Minister among queens, naked unicyclists and free hugs aplenty. But even if unclothed acrobats and economic embraces aren’t your thing, there was something for all 750,000 people that attended the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 5th....

Cambie or not Cambie
July 16, 2018

The recent injunction by the Cambie Surgery Corporation has brought its court case to new light, and has renewed the debate over how to fund our healthcare system.

On one hand, I have heard from those who feel that only a fully publicly-funded system can provide universal access...

June 21, 2018

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”
—Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

I haven’t been able to sleep lately and it has nothing to do with the humidity. I am filled with rage and despair. No matter how hard I close my eyes I cannot unsee the widely...

A Brighter Future
June 4, 2018

That time of day slowly creeps in. As I wait for a result or report or a patient, my mind wanders. My back slouches and I start craving the sugared donations accumulating in the lounge. I think about the task list, forms, and calls waiting for me after the last patient has been seen. The day...