President's Blog

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October 21, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia
Stay current on important medical-legal issues by attending the 2019 Medical Legal Conference being held in Vancouver on October 21, 2019. There is...

About the Blog

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

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...

Climate Change is a Major Healthcare Issue
August 29, 2019

We are used to considering climate change as the geographical impact on our natural environment. Certainly, as I stared at the Illecillewaet Glacier poking through the clouds across the valley from a peak outside of Revelstoke this weekend, I was struck by how far it has receded in the last few...

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...