Dr. Carol Ann Courneya is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She holds a UBC Killam Teaching Award and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Her textbook Cardiovascular Physiology, is used as a standard for teaching clinically relevant CV physiology.
She founded (2001) and has directed Heartfelt Images for over a decade. In addition Dr. Courneya founded and co-directs a National art exhibit called White Coat Warm Art that show cases art created by health sciences students, residents and faculty from across Canada. Dr. Courneya and Dr. 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 decade long commitment to the development and implementation of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) in Kathmandu Nepal where she currently co-directs the Cardiovascular Block for first year PAHS medical students. This is the second year for their Cardio Art Contest, called Meru Mutu Mero Kala (My Heart My Art).