Founder and Director of Park Prescriptions (PaRx)
Dr. Lem is Founder and Director of Park Prescriptions (PaRx) for the BC Parks Foundation and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. Her work as a family physician spans urban and rural practice within British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. She is also President-elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and is a long-time advocate for the health benefits of time spent in nature, and for urban greening and ecosystem conservation.
A senior writer for the CBC, her work has been widely published by media including the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, The Narwhal, National Observer and Alternatives Journal. She was the resident medical expert on CBC TV’s hit lifestyle show Steven and Chris for four seasons and continues to appear on air as a regular contributor to CBC Radio and CTV News.