National Development Team
Founder and National Recruitment Officer
Joan Tu is a medical student at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine. She is interested in maternal care, pediatrics, masculinities, mental health, and the effects of social factors on health. Prior to starting medical school, she was a stay-at-home mom with two young children and an activist, raising awareness to advance knowledge on interpersonal violence.
National VP Communications
Kedra Peterson is a third-year medical student at the Cumming School of Medicine. She is the enthusiastic voice behind creative endeavors at MSAIV. Her unique interests include acute care, fostering inclusivity in medicine and the positive impact that effective communication can have on patients as well as the health care team.
Crystal Liu is a third-year medical student at the University of Calgary. She has a passion for promoting health equity, advocate for the vulnerable population, and improving medical education. She co-organized a novel Intimate Partner Violence workshop through the use of standardized patients that provided a stimulating environment to help medical students to learn how to best provide care for those who have been impacted by violence.
Calgary Executive Team
Megg Wylie is a first year medical student at the University of Calgary. Within MSAIV, Megg’s goals include raising the profile of interpersonal violence in medical studies and medical service provision. Megg has a commitment to serving the Calgary inner-city community and as such Megg’s particular research and advocacy interests include: older adult/age-friendly service provision, experiences of addiction and homelessness, and harm reduction.
Jade Park is a first-year medical student at the University of Calgary. She has completed a Master of Public Health in Global Health and aims to continue pursuing her interests in preventative health, women’s health, and the health of marginalized populations with MSAIV. More specifically, Jade hopes to promote the medical community's awareness of and action against interpersonal violence.
Hannah Byles is a student of the University of Calgary Medical Class of 2022 (also known as the Tanukis!). She studied health sciences with a specialization in child health at McMaster University. Through various opportunities at McMaster, she developed an interest in understanding the impact of interpersonal violence and the importance of trauma informed care. She is very excited to continue this passion through MSAIV as well as her future learning and work in the health care field.
National VP Technology
Murphy Watson is a second year medical student at the Cumming School of Medicine. She is passionate about rural medicine, women's health, methods of harm reduction, and LGBTQ2S+ health. She hopes to expand the reach of MSAIV through the creation of unique and engaging forms of media.