Canadian Federation of
Medical Students

CFMS Board

  • President
  • Henry Li
  • University of Manitoba
  • Henry is responsible for the general supervision and direction of the business of the CFMS. Overall goal-setting and vision fall under the President’s responsibilities. Henry also serves as the spokesperson for the organization to the public, the media, the government, and national medical organizations.
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  • Past-President
  • Dr. Victor Do
  • University of Toronto
  • Victor advises the President and the Board through his role as Board Chair. Additionally, he is the Governance Committee Chair and serves as Chief Returning Officer and Parliamentarian, actively involved with elections conducted at AGM and SGM. Victor also serves as the student representative on the Canadian Medical Association board.
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  • Vice-President Communications
  • Vivian Tan
  • Dalhousie University
  • Vivian guides the internal and external communication of the CFMS. She manages the public profile of the CFMS, including the website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles, and engages with news media. Vivian promotes the activities of the CFMS, as well as the successes and advocacy efforts of medical students across Canada. She is responsible for maintaining regular contact with medical school representatives, engaging individual members of the CFMS, and communication with external organizations when this responsibility falls outside of the duties of the President. Vivian is the contact person for any news media requests. 
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  • Vice-President Finance
  • Anson Lee
  • McGill University
  • Anson guides the overall fiscal management of the CFMS, and acts as the Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for managing the CFMS bank accounts, investments, expenses, revenue, and payroll. He is also actively involved in broadening the financial resource base of the CFMS by seeking alternative sources of revenue through grants, advertising, donations and sponsorship.
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  • Director Education
  • Avrilynn Ding
  • Queen's University
  • Avrilynn is responsible for directing the representation, analysis and policy of the CFMS on educational issues. She represents the Federation at such forums where concerns of a primarily educational nature are discussed. Avrilynn also undertakes initiatives to enhance the educational experience of members of the Federation.
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  • Director Global Health
  • Yotakahron Jonathan
  • McMaster University
  • Yotakahron is responsible for coordinating the CFMS Global Health Program. She forms and maintains dynamic partnerships with Canadian and international organizations, to support the interests of medical students studying in Canada with respect to global health, international development, and public health.
  • [email protected]
  • Director Government Affairs
  • Sehjal Bhargava
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Sehjal addresses the organization's commitment to representation through political advocacy initiatives at a local and national level. She serves as the chair of the Government Affairs & Advocacy Committee (GAAC), organizes the CFMS Federal Lobby Day, coordinates position papers, and represents the CFMS on all issues of a political nature.
  • [email protected]
  • Director Student Affairs
  • Lucas King
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Lucas is responsible for overseeing the CFMS Student Wellness portfolio, the CFMS Leadership Awards and for coordinating the CFMS member benefits and services. This position requires collaboration with the National Wellness Officer, Wellness Representatives, and various external partners to promote wellness and resilience. Lucas advocates for and supports members through the development of resources, including the launch of the Longitudinal Wellness Strategy and the STRIVE Resiliency course to promote wellness of medical students across the country.
  • [email protected]
  • Regional Directors

    Regional Directors are fully functioning and voting members of the Board and have the specialized role of ensuring that the board is kept abreast of up-to-the-moment developments at all of the member schools. Regional Directors serve as liaisons between the Board and the medical society representatives and presidents. They work closely with all VPs and other Directors under the direction of the President to ensure communication between the Board and medical societies. They are also expected to take on national projects and responsibilities on behalf of the Board.
  • Atlantic Regional Director
  • Kathleen MacMillan
  • Dalhousie University New Brunswick
  • [email protected]
  • Quebec Regional Director
  • Yseult Gibert
  • McGill University
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  • Ontario Regional Director
  • Mary Boulos
  • McMaster University
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  • Ontario Regional Director
  • Jessica Garabon
  • Western University
  • [email protected]
  • Western Regional Director
  • Khaldon Abbas
  • University of British Columbia
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  • Western Regional Director
  • Taylor Heinzlmeir
  • University of Alberta
  • [email protected]
  • National Officers

    CFMS

  • Alumni Liaison
  • Dr. Henry Annan
  • Dalhousie University
  • [email protected]
  • Blood DRIVE
  • Marissa Absi
  • University of Ottawa
  • [email protected]
  • Education
  • Alexandra Cohen
  • McGill University
  • [email protected]
  • Health Policy
  • Takhliq Amir
  • McMaster University
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology (Sr)
  • Adel Arezki
  • McGill University
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology (Jr)
  • Kay Wu
  • McMaster University
  • [email protected]
  • Political Advocacy
  • Jessica Froehlich
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • [email protected]
  • Research (Sr)
  • Eagan Peters
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Research (Jr)
  • Margaret Sun
  • Dalhousie University
  • [email protected]
  • Services
  • Zachary Chuang
  • Western University
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  • Wellness
  • Jack Yuan
  • University of British Columbia
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  • Global Health

  • Partnerships (NOP)
  • Kathy Huang
  • McMaster University
  • [email protected]
  • Exchanges Incoming (NEO)
  • Emre Islam
  • University of Saskatchewan
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  • Exchanges Outgoing (NEO)
  • Angela Woodbury
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Global Health Education (NOGHE)
  • Khalidha Nasiri
  • Western University
  • [email protected]
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health (NORSH)
  • Tracy Pham
  • University of Alberta
  • [email protected]
  • Human Rights and Peace (NORP)
  • Kelan Wu
  • McGill University
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  • Indigenous Health (NOIH)
  • Santanna Hernandez
  • University of Calgary
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