About the Blog

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

president's blog
December 9, 2019

I recently gave the staff toast at the annual Doctors of BC holiday event in Vancouver. I was happy to thank the staff for their tireless work in pursuit of our vision of Better Together, and for truly making a difference for doctors. I commended them for facilitating a warm, welcoming, advocacy...

Greening our ORs
November 22, 2019

At a recent meeting I attended, a slide depicting two water bottles crawling out of a primordial sea entitled: “A Million Years From Now” gave me pause to consider the future of plastics. Canada has the world’s longest coastline, and we should be concerned about the pollution of our oceans,...

President's Blog
October 30, 2019

I recently visited the home of past president, Dr Granger Avery. As I admired his incredible collection of masks, I was reminded of the significance of such masks in many cultures around the world. Some are designed to represent deities to be looked up to or, in some cases, feared in an effort...

Keeping pedestrians safe on our roads
October 10, 2019

Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. – Anthony Foxx

In 2017, 284 pedestrians were killed by drivers on Canadian roads. In British Columbia, 2300 pedestrians were injured...

President's Blog
September 19, 2019

I believe in the Doctors of BC Strategic Framework: Better Together. Over the course of my year as President, I intend to meet and speak with members at every opportunity to share and celebrate local successes, listen to grassroots issues, and discuss barriers standing in the way of future...