Wendy Glauser, Jade Goliath & Verna Yiu

Wendy Glauser is a researcher-writer with Healthy Debate, at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital. She has written on health care in Canada, as well as in East Africa and Southeast Asia, and has received a health journalism grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Her work has appeared in the Canadian Medical Association, The Medical Post, The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, Chatelaine and many other publications. She has a degree in journalism from Ryerson University and a Master’s degree in political science, with a focus on health policy, from York University. Follow Wendy on Twitter @wendyglauser Dr. Jade Goliath is a resident physician in Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate studies with a BSc in Natural Sciences at the University of Calgary and a medical degree at the University of Limerick. She has a keen interest in patient advocacy and the medical home model. Her goal is to become an academic Family Physician. Dr. Verna Yiu is a pediatric nephrologist and the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Quality and Medical Affairs for Alberta Health Services. Prior to this role she was the interim dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Dr. Yiu is an alumnus of the University of Alberta and Harvard University. She has had 15 years of leading in areas of health administration both within the healthcare delivery system and academic setting. Her current role in AHS is to help oversee the integration and coordination of a diverse, multifaceted, complex end-to-end health delivery model for the province through the four accountability functions: Quality & Healthcare Improvement, Strategic Clinical Networks; Medical Affairs; and Academic Partnerships. A key mandate of this position places strong emphasis on the importance of engagement, leadership development and relationships between the medical staff and the health care system.

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