Biography

Jemy Joseph was born in Kuwait and raised between Kuwait and India for 14 years, before immigrating to Canada in 2000.  She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto, medical school at the University of Ottawa and a residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto. She is currently practicing family and emergency medicine between Northwest Territories and Ontario.

At University of Toronto, Jemy has been a tireless advocate and has strived for change at many levels of university administration and student governance.  She sat on over 20 University committees and has held various executive roles in student governmental organizations. In medical school, Jemy was actively involved with interest groups related to family medicine and health policies. Additionally, Jemy engaged her advocacy interests by working with provincial and national organizations such as the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS). In residency, Jemy served family medicine residents' through leadership roles at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (Section of Residents) and UofT's Department of Family Medicine (Family Medicine Residents' Association of Toronto).

In 2013, Jemy completed an internship with the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Her research was housed in the Department of Patient Safety (African Partnerships for Patient Safety).

Jemy has been recipient of several accolades including the CFPC Medical Student Scholarship (2014), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), New Pioneers Youth Awards (2011) and the John H. Moss Scholarship (2008). She was also selected as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship a few years ago. Jemy has been featured on 'The Agenda with Steve Paikin' and Rogers TV shows in addition to several newspaper and magazine features (links below).  

Jemy’s interests are broad, ranging from clinical medicine, public health, immigration and issues surrounding cultural integration.  Her hobbies include traveling, photography, biking, reading news, long conversations on practically any topic, exploring restaurants and any outdoors activity.




Links to awards / interviews:



2012 Combining Medicine and Advocacy: Jemy Joseph (Interview with Generation Next)
2012 Why I Love Canada: An Immigrant's Perspective (Interview with Huffington Post)

2013 Jemy Joseph - 'Best of Canada' (Article in Generation Next)




Reports


View Jemy Joseph's profile on LinkedIn LINK