Dr. Liana Hwang (she/her) is a family physician who divides her time between community family practice, refugee health, low-risk obstetrics and surgery in Canmore and Calgary, AB. She is currently the suburban delegate for Zone 3 for the Alberta Medical Association's Representative Forum and is a member of the Health Issues Council and Grants Committee. She is a director for Canadian Women in Medicine, a non-profit organization that supports women physicians at all stages of their career through advocacy, mentorship, CME, an annual conference and the annual celebration of Canadian Women Physicians Day.
She wishes to acknowledge that she lives on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising the Siksikaa, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations as well as the Tsuut'ina First Nation and the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. As physicians, may we adopt a "two-eyed seeing" framework as we work to address gaps in health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and journey towards reconciliation.