Canadian Federation of
Medical Students

CFMS Board

  • President
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Cumming School of Medicine - University of Calgary
  • Stephanie 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. Stephanie also serves as the spokesperson for the organization to the public, the media, the government, and national medical organizations.
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  • President-Elect
  • Victor Do
  • University of Alberta
  • Victor also serves as President-Elect from April to September until his installation as President at AGM. In this role, he will work alongside the CFMS President to understand the responsibilities of President, to develop his strategic vision for the organization, and to begin to connect with our partners and stakeholders.
  • [email protected]
  • Past-President
  • Dr. Henry Annan
  • Dalhousie University
  • Henry advises the President and the Board in addition to serving as Chief Returning Officer and Parliamentarian.
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  • Vice-President Communications
  • Victoria Januszkiewicz
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Victoria guides the internal and external communication of the CFMS. She manages the public profile of the CFMS, including website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles, and engaging with news media. Victoria 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. Victoria is the contact person for any news media requests. 
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  • Director Education
  • Maylynn Ding
  • McMaster University
  • Maylynn 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. Maylynn also undertakes initiatives to enhance the educational experience of members of the Federation
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  • Vice-President Finance
  • Odell Tan
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Odell 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 Government Affairs
  • Yipeng Ge
  • University of Ottawa
  • Yipeng addresses the organization's commitment to representation through political advocacy initiatives at a local and national level. He 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.
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  • Director Student Affairs  and President-elect
  • Victor Do
  • University of Alberta
  • Victor 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. Victor 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.
    Victor also serves as President-Elect from April to September until his installation as President at AGM. In this role, he will work alongside the CFMS President to understand the responsibilities of President, to develop his strategic vision for the organization, and to begin to connect with our partners and stakeholders.
  • [email protected]
  • Director Global Health
  • Michelle Quaye
  • Schulich School of Medicine - Western University
  • Michelle 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.
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  • 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.
  • Western Regional Director
  • Fatemeh Bakhtiari
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Western Regional Director
  • Wendy Yao
  • Cumming School of Medicine - University of Calgary
  • [email protected]
  • Ontario Regional Director
  • Debbie Brace
  • McMaster University
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  • Ontario Regional Director
  • Rishi Sharma 
  • McMaster University
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  • Quebec Regional Director
  • Adel Arezki
  • McGill University
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  • Atlantic Regional Director
  • Dax Bourcier
  • Le Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau- Brunswick 
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  • National Officers

    CFMS

  • Alumni Liaison
  • Dr. Jesse Kancir
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Blood DRIVE
  • Simran Parmar
  • University of British Columbia
  • [email protected]
  • Education
  • Nathan Rider
  • University of Calgary
  • [email protected]
  • Health Policy
  • David Wiercigroch
  • University of Toronto
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology (Sr)
  • Adel Arezki
  • McGill University
  • [email protected]
  • Information Technology (Jr)
  • Jack Luo
  • McGill University
  • Jason Yao
  • University of Ottawa
  • [email protected]
  • Political Advocacy
  • Linda Lam
  • University of Manitoba
  • [email protected]
  • Research (Sr)
  • Raechelle Gibson
  • McMaster University
  • [email protected]
  • Research (Jr)
  • Lia Huo
  • University of Toronto
  • [email protected]
  • Services
  • Sarah Zahabi
  • McGill University
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  • Wellness
  • Misha Virdee
  • McMaster
  • [email protected]
  • Global Health

  • Partnerships (NOP)
  • Emily Fong
  • University of Alberta
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  • Exchanges Incoming (NOE)
  • Hillary Pearson
  • University of British Columbia
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  • Exchanges Outgoing (NOE)
  • Charlotte Coleman
  • Queens University
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  • Global Health Education (NOGHE)
  • Julia Sawatzky
  • University of Alberta
  • [email protected]
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health (NORSH)
  • Michaela Ryan
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
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  • Human Rights and Peace (NORP)
  • Asha Behdinan
  • University of Toronto
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  • Indigenous Health (NOIH)
  • Joshua Nash
  • University of Calgary
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