inspiration

Simone perfect

Celebrating the perfection once again of Simone Biles, the first women to win four all-round World Gymnastic Championship titles.
The power of teal continues.

the power of teal


 
Celebrating the athleticism and sublime grace, artistry, strength, and courage of Simone Biles who reigned supreme at the US Gymnastics Championships last weekend.
 

The teal leotard she wore was to honour the victims of sexual assault, being a survivor herself.

“The colour is for the survivors. I stand with all of them…”  Simone Biles

A true hero and inspiration for our times.

what dreams are made of

Olympic Moment VI – Mark Arendz

Thank you and congratulations to Team Canada and to all the athletes of the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games for inspiring us this week, and congratulations to Mark Arendz, Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony, on his six medals including Gold in the 15 K Standing Biathlon. These have been his third Paralympic games since losing his arm at the age of seven in a farming accident.

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not just about the medals

Paralympic Moment V

Although Canada’s Michelle Salt may have just missed the podium it’s not only about the medals as her athleticism, optimism and positivity are all inspirational enough.

Hear her “incredible story” in her own words and understand why.

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impossible continues


 

 

Three more Paralympic moments to inspire us all.

A book for our time.


 
Last Friday I had the good fortune to attend the book launch of Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist by Dr. Martina Scholtens. I am featuring it today on thechangingpalette to encourage you all to read Martina’s moving reflections on her ten years at the Bridge Refugee Clinic here in Vancouver. It is a book for our time and Martina’s writing inspires us all. Congratulations Martina and thank you.
 

Martina’s book is available from All Lit Up, Amazon.ca, Indigo, Amazon.com, Target and Barnes & Noble, and Banyen Books in Vancouver.

An honour for a dear friend

Today is National Aboriginal Day in Canada and I couldn’t be more proud and happy to be offering my congratulations to my dear friend and colleague Dr. Nadine Caron on her receiving the Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Nadine is a true role model who always inspires in everything she does and I invite you to read about her in this announcement from Andrew Padmos the Chief Executive Officer of the College.

Message from the CEO

Meet the Ojibwa surgeon who won our Indigenous Health Award for 2016

Dear colleagues,

Today is National Aboriginal Day.

?This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous Peoples.?  [Source: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada]

What better day to announce the second winner of our Indigenous health award?

The Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award is among our newest awards. It was established in 2014 in honour of Dr. Dignan, O.Ont.,BScN, and his tireless advocacy to eradicate disparities in the care of Canada?s Indigenous peoples, as well as their access to equitable medical services.

I first met Tom when I was a first-year medical student at McMaster. He lived next door to a good friend and classmate and I later developed a friendship with him, as well. I…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

inspiration ii

There is nothing more inspiring at the moment than seeing
our daughter holding her beautiful little girl.