Dr. Joanna Bates
Dr. Joanna Bates graduated from McGill University in 1976. She completed a rotating internship at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1977, entered community-based practice, became a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 1983 and a fellow of the College in 1994. In 1997, she was appointed to the Faculty of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She was promoted to Professor in 2008. Dr. Bates has held the roles at UBC of postgraduate program director family medicine; associate dean admissions; senior associate dean, undergraduate medical education; senior associate dean, education; and founding director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship. During her tenure in these roles, Dr. Bates led the doubling of the UBC Undergraduate program, and its distribution to two new campuses in BC using a technology infrastructure. In addition to medical education, she has continued to build a research program in telehealth. Nationally, she has contributed to the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Medical Council of Canada.