President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

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

Remembering Dr. Francis Ho

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

CCMSBC President

Please read Dr. Kendal Ho's letter below (Faculty of Medicine, UBC)