About the Blog

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

Dr Matthew Chow wearing pink for Pink Shirt Day
February 18, 2021

We often think bullying is a problem faced only by children – given one in five students is affected by bullying – but it’s also a serious scourge across society. And unlike producing green energy or developing vaccines against a novel illness, bullying is a problem that cannot be fixed by...

Hand reaching to the light
January 28, 2021

We are entering a tricky phase in our collective fight against COVID-19. We have two vaccines in Canada that are highly effective, even after one dose, however the rollout of these vaccines has run into some difficulties. Our daily infection rate remains higher than our public health officials...

A mother holding her children
January 20, 2021

More than 10 months into this pandemic, each of us has felt its impact. While I am the first to acknowledge many have suffered great loss, the pandemic hasn’t left anyone untouched. In many respects this loss has been senseless – lives taken by a virus that has no feelings or ‘motivation’ except...

Light in the sky at dawn
January 4, 2021

Last year was a difficult challenging year – a year in which the world faced a pandemic of such sweeping proportions as to leave no person untouched. But it was also the year where the world came together as one to fight the same fight. As we move into the new year, we see a glimmer of light at...

Dr Matthew Chow
December 14, 2020

I want to start my first President’s Blog by acknowledging my predecessor, Dr Kathleen Ross, who has led by example. Before the pandemic, she visited as many communities and with as many members as time allowed. She championed one of the province’s first dedicated COVID-19 assessment sites. She...