WEM (Women in Emergency Medicine)

This committee will provide support, mentorship and networking opportunities to women in emergency medicine with the goal of helping its members achieve their ideal balance in all areas of their lives.

Our goal is to empower women in emergency medicine through representation,  mentorship,  education and advocacy.

Who We Are

Chair                      Anna Nowacki
Assistant Chair TBD
Member Chau Pham
Member Zoe Piggott
Member Gillian Sheppard
Resident Member Taylor Bischoff
Student Member TBD


If you are interested in joining the executive committee, please contact: Rachelle Tessier

Local Mentorship leads

Winnipeg:         Zoe Piggott

St. John’s:       Gillian Sheppard

Toronto:          Anna Nowacki/Soojin Yi

If you’re interested in becoming your local WEM mentorship lead, please contact: Rachelle Tessier

Get involved:

Wondering how you can get involved?

Spread the word about our advertised events!

Come or call in to our annual meeting!

Please consider joining the committee or become a local mentorship lead! We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to join our committee in the roles of Vice-chair, Student rep and Social Media lead.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact: Rachelle Tessier

Resources & Articles:

BMC Med 2018 The perceived organizational impact of the gender gap across a Canadian department of medicine and proposed strategies to combat it: a qualitative study.


NEJM 2018: Men’s Fear of Mentoring in the #MeToo Era — What’s at Stake for Academic Medicine?


Tackling unconscious bias in academic medicine from AAMC:


EMCRIT 2015, Resuscitation Program and FEMinEM discussion on Women as Conference Speakers and Unconscious Bias:


FemInEM: https://feminem.org/

ACEP // Maximizing the Potential of Women in Emergency Medicine


ACEP // American Association of Women EPs