SHIMI K. KANG, MD is an award-winning, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, researcher, media expert, bestselling author, and international keynote speaker. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the former Medical Director for Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver community.
Dr. Kang is passionate about providing science based tools that optimize the power of the human mind. She is a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker represented by Speaker’s Spotlight Agency.
Dr. Kang is the founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-Ready Leaders, C-Founder of the Get SPARKY App, and host of “Mental Wealth” on YouTube. She has received numerous honors including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and YWCA Woman of Distinction awards.
Dr. Kang is most proud of receiving the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service and of being the mother of three awesome but exhausting children.
Julia is a Clinical Research Coordinator at HealthTech Connex and holds a Masters in Neuroscience from the University of Bristol, UK.
Julia is fascinated in understanding how the brain works, particularly when it’s affected by disease. She has undertaken research in a variety of topics including Alzheimer’s disease, concussion and brain trauma as well as psychedelic therapy for mental health challenges. She believes that research using innovative technologies can help us achieve a better understanding of our brains and ultimately lead to improved health.
When not at work, Julia can be found up a mountain either biking or skiing. She also enjoys surfing, yoga and is still on the sourdough baking trend.
Dr. Reg Peters is a Trauma and Emergency physician in Abbotsford, BC. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Peters played an integral role in the creation and development of the Abbotsford UBC Family Practice Residency Program and has been involved in teaching medical students and residents since 1997. He received the Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year Award from the UBC Residency Program.
25 years of ER experiences have fueled Reg’s passion for wellness and holistic health. He recognizes there is a need not being met by our current medical system and has obtained training in Functional Medicine, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, and the use of psilocybin in healing.
Reg has a strong desire to work with patients struggling with end-of-life anxiety and is interested in developing communities of support for patients wanting to heal from trauma.
In his personal life, Reg enjoys trail running and connecting to the outdoors.
Anisha joined HealthTech Connex as a Recruiter for the Centre for Neurology Studies (CNS). Currently, she is working as a Research Assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia. Her interest in the brain and her experience working with people living with neurological conditions fueled her passion for further studies in cognitive health and disease prevention. At HealthTech Connex, she looks forward to supporting the CNS team on their clinical trials of neuro-technologies to advance healthcare.
Outside of work, Anisha can be found practicing yoga, trying new recipes, or spending quality time with family and friends.
Amrit graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and minor in Biology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2020. He became a kinesiologist because he has a deep desire to help those who are facing injuries or complications return to their normal lives. After his experience working with multiple clients with stroke and brain injury, Amrit gravitated towards neuro-rehab as he knew he wanted to help those facing neurological challenges and conditions. This led him to join the Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic.
Amrit is super excited to be a part of the health-tech world, as he will be implementing and helping develop cutting-edge technology to make a difference in people’s lives. His current role is to provide rehabilitation services alongside a team of allied health professionals.