With the end of the year just a few page turns away, on behalf of the AHNC team, I would like to wish you, your families, and loved ones a peaceful and happy holiday season. May the New Year ring in much colour, rhythm, and play into your lives.
We also would like to take a moment to express our sincere thanks to Wendy Young, who was on the AHNC board since its early days and until our AGM last month. Wendy contributed much time, effort, thought, and passion into the development of the Networks. Joining our board is Tom Carson. Among his many current and past roles, Tom is Chair of the Manitoba Artists in HealthCare and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Network. He will be AHNC's first board member from outside of BC.
In the New Year, we will continue the further development of our board to include more representation from across Canada. We also look forward to helping facilitate the development of more local AHNC groups and community partners across the country. Please make sure to check out our two first community partners in the Greater Toronto and Ottawa regions and if you are in Ontario, you might want to consider joining one of these groups.
Michiko Maruyama is a third year medical student at the University of British Columbia Northern Medical Program. Prior to starting medical school, Michiko completed a degree in industrial design with a major in engineering at the University of Alberta. Known as the â€œDaily Doodlerâ€ because of her continuous drawing and doodling, Michiko has integrated her unique background in industrial design and passion for the arts into her medical studies.
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