Wild and Precious Life

By Jen Vassel Wild and Precious Life I needed to go to her funeral to process my grief. She had died not unexpectedly but slipped away before I had a chance to say goodbye. Her final words to me, “Thank you Dr. Vassel,” with a labored softness. Her mouth had gotten dry as her illness […]


By Gillian Ramsay I walk into his room, rejoicing with him and his family that the x-rays are normal, he is healed and can be discharged from Hospital. We exchange smiles and marvel at the body’s ability to heal. Smiling I leave his room, but enter the next with a neutral expression. I sit by […]


By Dr. Heather Gooden I was asked if I would like to write a piece for the new CWIM blog and at first it felt like I was back at school, called on when I wasn’t sure of my answer. But the second the initial imposter syndrome faded, I was excited. How often does one […]

Inaugural CWIM Blog Post

By Dr. Sara Ahronheim Last weekend, over 800 Canadian physician women participated in the second annual Canadian Women in Medicine conference.  Those of you who were there, as well as those of you who followed updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, know by now the caliber of speakers and the exceptional experience this conference has been […]

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

by Chelsea Mac Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Indigenous women are killed at 6X the rate of non-Indigenous women. One half of all Canadian women over the age of 16 has experienced at least one incident of sexual or physical violence. In 2014, over 80% of police-reported […]