Carol Ann Courneya is the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Faculty of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences. She holds a UBC Killam Teaching Award and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Her textbook Cardiovascular Physiology, is used in teaching clinically relevant CV physiology.
She founded (2001) and has directed for over a decade “Heartfelt Images”, an annual repository of cardiac artistry by UBC Medical and Dental students. (www.heartfelt.med.ubc.ca)
Dr. Courneya founded and co-directs a National art exhibit called White Coat Warm Art that showcases art created by health sciences students, residents and faculty from across Canada. Drs Courneya and Pamela Brett-McLean (founding director) co-direct the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences in Medicine Special Interest Group for the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME).
Dr. Courneya’s has had a over a decade-long commitment to the development and implementation of the Patan Academy of Health in Kathmandu Nepal (www.pahs.edu.np), where she co-directs the Cardiovascular Block for first year medical students. This is the third year for their Cardio Art Contest, called Meru Mutu Mero Kala (My Heart My Art). teachingcardioinkathmandu.blogspot.com