Announcing the 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards recipients | YWCA Metro Vancouver Blog
Health & Wellness
Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, award-winning academic and best-selling author.
As Vancouver Coastal Health’s Medical Lead for Child and Youth Mental Health, a Clinical Associate
Professor at the University of British Columbia and the founder of the Provincial Youth
Concurrent Disorders Program at BC Children’s Hospital, Shimi has helped thousands
of children, adolescents and adults move towards better health and more positive lives.
Shimi wrote the Self Motivated Kid (2015) and The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy,
and Self-Motivated Kids (2014), a national #1 bestseller that won the US News International Book Award.
In 2012, Shimi received theQueen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service.