BCMJ Editorial Board transitions

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 64, No. 8, October 2022, Page 341 News
Drs David Richardson, Caitlin Dunne, David Chapman, and Terri Aldred
Left to right: Drs David Richardson, Caitlin Dunne, David Chapman, and Terri Aldred

After 14 years of service at the helm of the BCMJ Editorial Board, Dr David Richardson retired from the position in May 2022. Dr Richardson joined the Board in 2006 and became editor in 2008, and the journal has thrived under his leadership. He will be missed by staff, Board members, and readers of his editorials alike.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Caitlin Dunne has been confirmed as the new editor of the journal. Dr Dunne joined the Editorial Board as a member in 2019 and has contributed her enthusiasm and valuable expertise both to her work on the Board and as an author in the journal over the years. She practises in Burnaby as a subspecialist in infertility, egg freezing, and women’s reproductive health and is also co-director at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine and a clinical associate professor at UBC.

Many thanks to Editorial Board member Dr David Chapman, who stepped into the role of interim acting editor while selection of the new editor took place. His calm and thoughtful approach was the steady hand at the tiller that the BCMJ needed during this time of transition.

We also warmly welcome Dr Terri Aldred, who is joining the Editorial Board as its newest member. Dr Aldred is Carrier from the Tl'azt'en territory located north of Fort St. James. She is a member of the Lysiloo (Frog) Clan, who are traditionally known as the voice of the people. She follows her mother’s and great-grandmother’s line, Cecilia Pierre (Prince). Dr Aldred grew up in both the inner city of Prince George and on the Tachet reserve (in Lake Babine territory) and these experiences helped motivate her to go to medical school so she could give back to her community. She has a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Alberta and completed the Indigenous family medicine residency program through the University of British Columbia. At present, Dr Aldred is the medical director for primary care for BC’s First Nations Health Authority, the site director for the UBC Indigenous family medicine program, a clinical instructor with UBC and UNBC, a family physician for the Carrier Sekani Family Services primary care team, which serves 12 communities in north-central BC, and the Indigenous lead for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC. For the past 3 years, Dr Aldred sat as an elected board member for the BC College of Family Physicians. Through her various roles she sits on a number of committees and leads several initiatives on cultural safety and humility. She is also an avid speaker about Indigenous health, cultural safety and humility, and anti-Indigenous racism, and has co-authored articles on diverse topics related to Indigenous health.


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