Dr. Melissa Lem

Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician who also works in rural and remote communities across Canada. Director of Parks Prescriptions for the BC Parks Foundation, she is a longtime advocate for the health benefits of time spent in nature. Currently 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. Her writings on the environment and human well-being have also been published by national media including the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, National Observer, and Alternatives Journal. She was the inaugural winner of University College’s Young Alumni of Influence Award at the University of Toronto, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.