A graduate of the McGill School of Medicine, and Dalhousie University where he studied history, Ewan Affleck has worked and lived in northern Canada since 1992. He currently serving as the Senior Medical Advisor – Health Informatics, for the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.
Prior, he has held positions as the Medical Director of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority, Clinical Director of Family Medicine at Stanton Territorial Hospital and Chief Medical Information Officer of the Northwest Territories. Ewan’s passion is developing sustainable health services for northern communities. A digital health information systems expert, he pioneered the implementation of an enterprise electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories that is unprecedented in Canada in its level of integration.
Ewan serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Medical Association and is a faculty member for the University of Calgary. He maintains an active clinical practice, teaches and provides both hospital-based and community services. Ewan is an avid adventurer, a musician, a husband and a father. In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contribution to northern health care.