Dr. Vern Davis
Victoria, British Columbia
» Appointed to a part-time term of four years on November 29, 2017.
Dr. Davis received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Calgary in 1981. Prior to medical school, he graduated from Royal Military College and served four years at sea with the Royal Canadian Navy as a bridge watchkeeper, navigator and destroyer Communications/Electronic Warfare Officer. After internship and a year of general surgery residency, Dr. Davis served as a flight surgeon in the Royal Canadian Air Force at CFB Cold Lake. He subsequently practiced family medicine in Victoria, B.C. Following seven years in private practice, Dr. Davis joined the federal government as a Civil Aviation Medical Officer in Toronto. At this time, he assisted the Transportation Safety Board in the investigation of over twenty-five fatal aircraft accidents, including the Swiss Air Flight 111 accident, and achieved a diploma in aviation medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand. In 2002, Dr. Davis obtained a Master of Science (Applied) degree in occupational health from McGill University. He then worked in occupational medicine as a plant physician, health manager and as Chief Medical Officer for Alcan and Rio Tinto Alcan. Most recently, Dr. Davis worked as a medical consultant to the B.C. Ministry of Health, providing medical expertise to the Audit and Investigation branch.