Dr. Melissa Lem

Dr. Melissa Lem

Physician and CBC commentator on nature, health & wellness

Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician who also works in rural and remote communities across Canada. A board member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and strategic advisor to the BC Parks Foundation, she is a passionate advocate for the health benefits of time spent in nature. Her writings on the environment and human well-being have been published by national media including the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, National Observer and Alternatives Journal.

A senior writer for the CBC, she was the resident medical expert on CBC TV’s hit lifestyle show Steven and Chris for four seasons and continues to educate diverse audiences on air. She was the inaugural winner of University College’s Young Alumni of Influence Award at the University of Toronto, and is currently a clinical faculty member at the University of British Columbia.

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