I'm Medical Director of the Beaufort-Delta Health and Social Services Authority. Since July 2010 I work in Inuvik 6 months of the year and spend the rest of the time on Vancouver Island.
Originally from Stellenbosch, South Africa, my family and I have lived and worked in the Canadian Arctic (Inuvik, Northwest Territories) since June 1990. In 2007 we acquired a daughter-in-law and in 2010 another one. All the kids live on Vancouver Island, BC.
Surgery, Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Remote Medicine.
C- Section in the old hospital - we lost our window in the new hospital!
Laparoscopy - old style! Peter Kuhnert doing the anesthesia.
Myringotomy time with dr. McArthur
Campsite in Sossusvlei, Namibia,2005. Note my South African based VW Syncro 4 wheeldrive
Twin Lakes with Mount Monolith in the background, August 2006. Emily next to the single skin Bibler tent which stayed dry through heavy rain and snow. Tombstone mountains, Yukon.
Temples of the Sun and Moon in Lower Cathedral valley, Capitol Reef National Park, good ol' US of A. Landrover D110 Defender NAS.
Self built Billie and Paraglow II amplifiers, also Basie tube pre amp and Bent Audio S&B pre amp plus Linn Sondek. Hammer Dynamics self built speakers not visible.
Router bits in homemade cupboard.
Rebuilding a recalcitrant MSR Whisperlite stove on the Dempster "highway".Bombproof Moss tent in background.