Yipeng Ge is a Chinese-Canadian, first-generation immigrant, and a humble and grateful guest of this land. He grew up in Waterloo, Ontario and completed his undergraduate studies at McMaster University in Health Sciences (Honours) with a specialization in Global Health. He received his MD from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He is a resident physician in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (including family medicine) in Ottawa. He is Canada’s official youth delegate to the 73rd World Health Assembly and the 58th Pan American Health Organization Directing Council – the highest decision-making bodies for the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization, respectively.
Currently, in his first year of residency training (postgraduate year 1, PGY1) in public health and preventive medicine, he is also an elected PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) General Council representative from Ottawa and sits on the CFPC SoR (College of Family Physicians of Canada Section of Residents) as an elected PGY1 representative and as Chair-Elect.
Yipeng is passionate and interested in tackling health and social inequities through addressing the social and broader determinants of health. Much of his academic and medical career has been guided by these values.
Yipeng has worked for various global health organizations including the World Health Organization (Headquarters) in Geneva, Switzerland and the Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario. He has also been involved in various student-led initiatives including, co-founding the McMaster Indigenous Health Conference in 2016 and chairing the Canadian Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit in 2018. He was the first student/young professional co-chair for the 25th annual Canadian Conference on Global Health in 2019.
He is was previously the Director/Vice-President of Government Affairs for the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), leading national advocacy efforts with medical students between 2017-2019. He previously served on the board for the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) and as a student representative for the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). He currently serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF).
Yipeng has artwork featured in Murmurs: the Journal of Art and Healing, on the cover of an issue of Canadian Family Physician (CFP), and Chrysalis: a collection of art by University of Ottawa medical students.
He is passionate about health equity, community-engaged initiatives, and health advocacy work and enjoys running and bicycling along the Rideau canal, and spending time with family and friends.