President's Blog

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May 28, 2021
The AGM will be held virtually through Zoom. Attendees must be members in good standing and register online in advance before 12:00 noon on May 27th...

About the Blog

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

Parent holding school child
May 7, 2021

It is often said that children and youth are the future of our society. As a parent, but also as a specialist in child and youth mental health, it makes sense that National Child and Youth Mental Health Day holds special significance to me. I have seen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on...

Young woman getting COVID-19 vaccine
April 22, 2021

British Columbia is at a turning point in this pandemic. The number of new COVID-19 cases is coming off pandemic highs, but hospitalizations continue to creep up. New enforcement measures are being implemented in response to travel-driven outbreaks. The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been made...

Young man getting COVID-19 vaccine
April 15, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign is unlike any other vaccination campaign in recent memory. Despite the many unprecedented challenges we’ve overcome, vaccinating British Columbians is designed to stop the spread and prevent serious illness and death. Over the last few months we are already...

Doctor giving COVID-19 vaccine to patient
March 18, 2021

It has been just over a year since our world was turned upside down by a tiny virus with a global reach.

This week we learned more details about how we will deliver more than 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible British Columbians. This is Phase 3 of BC’s Immunization Plan – an...

Lab personnel
March 16, 2021

We hear a lot about our brave healthcare heroes these days. It’s often implied that the most heroic are those serving on the ‘frontlines’— the people who are providing direct hands-on care to the public. They have been in the eye of this storm and absolutely deserve to be recognized and...