• Quality Forum

Shimi Kang – Implementing Lifestyle Changes Towards Positive Health


Dr. Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained physician and one of Canada’s few addiction psychiatrists. She is the only physician trainer in Motivational Interviewing west of Ontario. She is the current Medical Director for Vancouver Community Child and Youth Mental Health Programs. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Kang’s treatment, research, teaching, and media work reflect her expertise in culture, motivation, addictions, and mental health.

Shimi’s presentation experience shined through. Her timing was impeccable and at one point in her presentation, she displayed only a black screen for 40 seconds. This was probably the most dramatic moment of the night. Her hope is for health care workers to motivate and inspire their patients to implement lifestyle changes towards positive health.

Shimi was the second speaker at Health Talks: Bold Ideas to Transform Health Care, where 10 inspiring speakers, comprising a blend of health care providers and the public, shared their hopes for the health care system using the Pecha Kucha-powered 20 x 20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each).

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