Jacky Tang is eager to merge his passions for problem solving and connecting with patients as he starts the internal medicine residency program at UBC—an opportunity he links to recognition he received from the Chinese Canadian Medical Society of British Columbia (CCMSBC).
Dr. Madeline Huang Chung, the first female Chinese Obstetrician in Canada, passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver at the age of 96 on August 22nd, 2021. Dr. Chung was born in Shanghai China in 1925 and graduated from Yale in China in 1948. She received a 4 year residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and moved to Vancouver to practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Vancouver General Hospital and the old Grace Hospital. She was popular among medical students and residents because of her dedication to teaching, in spite of initially being denied an academic appointment. Over a long career from 1956-1992 she delivered 7,226 babies.
Dr. Chung was equally involved in the community as a volunteer. She also helped to found the Chinese language True Light School which is still exists today. For her dedication, she was made an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Medical Association in 1993 and a received a Civic Merit Award from the City of Vancouver in 2013. Dr. Madeline Chung had attended quite a few of our CCMSBC galas. She and her husband Dr. Wallace Chun are pioneers in medicine. Their son Dr. Stephen Chung is the leading liver surgeon in BC. Her professionalism, dedication and love will be remembered.
Dr. Charles Jiang CCMSBC President
Dr. Madeline Chung with one of her ‘Chung babies,’ one of thousands she delivered in Vancouver through the decades. Photo by PNG files
Date / Time : 7 pm, June 29, 2021.
Speaker: Monica Li, MD, FRCPC, FAAD, Clinical Instructor, UBC Dermatology and Skin Science
Moderator: Dr. Brian Wong
Location: Virtual (online)
Date and Time: 6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The linked file below is an anti-Asian racism statement that was recently sent out by Fiona Dalton (CEO of PHC) and Victor Leung (President of Medical Staff Association). In the statement, there are some useful links about educating others about racism, as well as links to donate to organizations to fight anti-Asian racism. It may be a useful statement to post on the website as well.
A well written Op-Ed article worth reading:
"Promoting multiculturalism as Canada’s national identity has allowed Canadians to ignore the harsh lived reality of many minorities, and to refute the claim that racism is alive and well in Canada. Denying its existence allows racism to fester and persist."
The COVID-19 pandemic was hard for everyone in 2020. We still remembered how our
members were actively donating their savings and PPEs to the medical frontline of Wuhan China
fighting against Coronavirus in the beginning of 2020; then we had our first wave of COVID-19
pandemic crisis across Canada starting in March 2020. We faced lockdowns and a vast majority
of our group activities were canceled, including our traditional Gala dinner and Chinese New
Year celebration events. Some of us may have experienced difficulties in our clinic practices. We
are still struggling with the second wave of hardship and the uncertainty of virus variants. The
COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis we have ever experienced.
With such an unprecedented change in the way we live and work, we were pushed to be more
resilient and creative. We had a successful online Health Fair in 2020. We saw the booming of
Tele-CMEs. We entered a new age of social interaction and professional practice including Tele-
Medicine. We also saw the beginning of the end of this historical unprecedented pandemic
This year, we will continue to maintain and strengthen our members' connections. We will
continue to support CMEs and health education events. We are also planning to create a platform
for all of our members to share, exchange practice-related information, so we can connect and
help each other more closely. I believe the challenges and the opportunities always co-exist. At
this special beginning of the Chinese New Year 2021, may the lucky Ox bring everyone the luck,
prosperity, health and peace!
President of CCMSBC
Dr Francis Chung Wai Ho, one of our CCMSBC Honorary Members, passed away peacefully in his home on February 5, 2021. Dr. Ho is a well-known physician, pioneer, leader, educator, and fund-raiser in our community. For 56 years, Dr.Ho practiced as a family physician in Vancouver office , and both Saint Paul's and Mount St Joseph Hospitals. In addition to the care of his patients, he was passionate about his community, volunteering at every level. He participated in, directed and hosted many health forums, both in person and through radio and television, educating audiences beyond his patients.
Dr. Ho’s passing is a huge loss for our Chinese Medical Community, but his professionalism, dedication and love will be remembered.
Dr. Charles Jiang
Please read Dr. Kendal Ho's letter below (Faculty of Medicine, UBC)