Wendy Glauser, Jill Konkin & Andrew Remfry
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. Jill Konkin is a rural family doctor and the Associate Dean for Community Engagement with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She is both an academic and a clinician, as well as a community leader and a mentor. She has, for most of her career, dedicated herself to improving the quality of family medicine in smaller communities in Alberta and across the country. Prior to joining the University of Alberta she was the Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Prior to her roles in academia she spent 16 years as a family doctor in Jasper, Alberta. She is involved in provincial and federal organizations including the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Admissions of Rural and Remote Students to Medical Schools Task Force and Alberta College of Family Physicians. Follow Jill on Twitter @djillk1
Dr. Andrew Remfry is a resident physician in internal medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed his undergraduate studies in the UK with a BSc in Physiology at the University of Leeds and a medical degree at St George’s, University of London. He moved to Canada with his family to begin residency after completing a year of post-graduate training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals London. In additional to Internal Medicine his interest is in the field of Quality Improvement and his research focus thus far has been on the appropriate use of resources. His eventual goal is to be an academic general internist.
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