Mike, a Métis emergency physician, comes to the Council having completed an undergraduate degree at UBC Vancouver in psychology. Following this he worked as a social worker with an Aboriginal agency in Vancouver. He subsequently completed his medical degree through UBC Vancouver, followed by a residency in rural family medicine through UofA and a fellowship in emergency medicine through UBC. He has beautiful twin boys, Will and Ben, and an amazing wife, Melissa, who bring him so much joy and have supported him along this journey immensely. He is currently working as an emergency physician in the Okanagan, and as a virtual physician with HealthLinkBC. He is active in the teaching community with UBC Okanagan and also has a leadership position as co-medical director for the Rural and Remote Framework with Interior Health. He has an interest in cultural safety and hopes that this fellowship will help explore avenues to foster equity in access to medicine and the delivery of culturally safe healthcare. When not working, Mike enjoys paddle boarding, spending time with his wife and boys, and golfing.
Mike joined the Council through our Clinician Fellowship in Health Care Quality program.