Career: Health & Medicine

Jennifer Corcoran

Assistant Prof, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology (Cross Appointee, Dept. of Surgery), Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran says that like many research scientists, she’s interested in how things work. For the past year and a half she’s run her own lab at Dalhousie University, where her team is currently studying virus-induced cancers like Kaposi...

Drew Yamada


Finding a time convenient for Dr Drew Yamada to talk about his career is not the easiest thing. “Sorry I couldn't take your call this evening, was in the middle of dying my daughter’s hair pink for crazy hair day...

John-Alec Tynan

Deputy Medical Director, SOS International, Sydney, Australia

It was Sunday and Dr. John-Alec Tynan was on call as Deputy Medical Director of International SOS in the Sydney, Australia office. SOS provides medical services and advice to companies whose employees are working in remote or developing areas. On that day the calls...

Jaime Wertman

PhD student, Dalhousie University

Ask Jaime Wertman about the things she likes best these days and she might mention working with zebrafish. The transparent ones. The ones in the Berman Lab at Dalhousie University. The ones that are described as “robust models” for studying cancer...

Owen Averill

Physician at Whitehorse Medical Services Ltd.

Owen Averill can look out on his lawn and see deer browsing, maybe a fox slinking by. Out back there are biking trails, but word of a sow grizzly bear and her two cubs hanging around is keeping him off those paths. “Attacks...

Emma Mew

Clinical Research Project Manager, The Hospital for Sick Children

“I wear two hats,” Emma Mew says.  She’s talking about her job as Clinical Research Project Manager at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. “When I wear my epidemiologist hat,” Emma continues, “I work with...

Chelcie Soroka

Associate Chief Resident, Dalhousie Psychiatry Postgraduate Program

Chelcie Soroka has been asked the question probably hundreds of times: Why take a journalism degree and then go to medical school? She has perfected the short answer. “I always knew I was going to go into medicine and become a psychiatrist,”...

Angus Morgan

Family Medicine Resident at University of British Columbia

Growing up, Angus Morgan had always been interested in the sciences. But he hadn’t considered going to King’s until a couple of mentors, friends a few years older than he, gave him some advice. “They said – ‘you...

Lisa Crystal

Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, New York City

Lisa Crystal makes no bones about who her favourite physicist is. “Albert Einstein,” she says without hesitation, adding that she wrote her thesis in her final year in the Contemporary Studies Program (CSP) on Einstein.  “I was always interested in...

Benjamin Langer

Family Doctor in Sioux Lookout

Benjamin Langer takes out a metaphorical pencil and draws a neat line from what he studied at King’s to what he is doing today. Benjamin currently practices comprehensive family medicine in Sioux Lookout, ON. That includes emergency medicine, inpatient medicine and obstetrics....

Loran Morrison

Anesthesiology Resident, Dalhousie University

Loran Morrison doesn’t have a lot of free time. But free time isn’t on her list of priorities. “There are a number of things that are fundamentally important to me,” Loran says. “Community is one. My family...

Joanna Carroll

Chief Operating Officer at Think Research

Joanna Carroll has some advice for graduating King’s students. “Just go for it,” she says. “Take the risks. It’ll open up to things you’d never know.” It’s a philosophy that has taken...


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