A fond farewell to Dr Brian Day, and a warm hello to Dr Michael Schwandt

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 65, No. 2, March 2023, Page 42 Editorials
Dr Brian Day Dr Michael Schwandt
Dr Brian Day Dr Michael Schwandt

After more than 20 years of service to BC doctors as a member of the BCMJ Editorial Board, Dr Brian Day is retiring from the position, with his final editorial appearing in the March 2023 issue. A well-known orthopaedic surgeon, his passion for the state of medical care in Canada has been reflected over the years in his rousing editorials, provocative to some. His thoughtful contributions to the BCMJ have also included scientific articles, physician profiles and interviews, and obituaries, illustrating his deep caring for his colleagues and patients and his talents as a writer. His article reviews at the Editorial Board table were swift and decisive, as one would expect from a surgeon.

We are excited to welcome Dr Michael Schwandt to the Editorial Board as its newest member.

Dr Schwandt is a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health and a clinical assistant professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. He entered practice in 2013, after training at the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, and the Harvard School of Public Health. As a specialist in public health and preventive medicine, Dr Schwandt works to protect and promote health at the population level, providing leadership in areas including emergency preparedness, healthy environments, and climate change adaptation. Committed to promoting health equity, Dr Schwandt works with partners including local governments and community-based organizations to identify and act on root causes of illness and wellness. Dr Schwandt regularly shares public health information through scientific journals and media conversations, and his interest in healthy public spaces extends to pastimes as an avid runner and fan of local music.


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