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PRESS RELEASE: Announcement of the 2019-20 CFMS Board
September 23, 2019


St-John’s, NL  September 22, 2019 - The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is proud to announce the election of the 2019-20 Board of Directors by the membership at our 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).

CFMS congratulates all candidates who stood for nomination. 

The composition of the 2019-20 CFMS Board is:

President: Victor Do, University of Alberta

Past-president & Board Chair: Dr. Stephanie Smith, University of Calgary

Vice-President Communications: Adel Arezki, McGill University

Vice-President Finance: Anson Lee, McGill University

Director of Education: Rishi Sharma, McMaster University

Director of Global Health: Achieng Tago, University of Manitoba

Director of Government Affairs: Helen Teklemariam, University of Manitoba

Director of Student Affairs: Sarah Zahabi, McGill University

Western Regional Directors:  

Henry Li, University of Manitoba

Devon Mitchell, University of British Columbia

Ontario Regional Directors:

Avrilynn Ding, Queen’s University

Felipe Fajardo, McMaster University

Quebec Regional Director: Matin Kerachian, McGill University

Atlantic Regional Director: Clara Long, Dalhousie University


“I am very excited and honoured to serve as the 2019-2020 CFMS President with such an impressive, diverse board. We will be dynamic, tenacious advocates that work hard to support, represent and connect our members. The CFMS has unlimited potential to continue reshaping medical education and Canadian healthcare. We are Tomorrow’s Physicians, Leading for Health Today!

Victor Do, CFMS President

“The new CFMS board is filled with inspiring and motivated medical students from coast to coast. I’m excited to see what we will accomplish over the next year, leading the way in advancing medical leadership, advocacy and wellness!””

Stephanie Smith, CFMS Past-president & Board Chair


Founded in 1977 by Canadian medical students, today 41 years later the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) represents over 8,400 medical students at 15 medical schools across Canada. Under our 2017-2022 Strategic Operations & Human Resources Plan, the CFMS represents medical students to the public, the federal government, and national and international medical organizations. As the national voice of Canadian medical students, the CFMS are tomorrow’s physicians leading for health today with the aim to connect, support, and represent its membership as they learn to serve patients and society.

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Adel Arezki, Vice-President Communications

Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Email: [email protected]

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