An award-winning, medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience behind innovation, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement at home, work, and in the classroom. She draws on 20 years of clinical experience, and extensive research into the science behind optimizing human intelligence, to show audiences how to cultivate key 21st century skills, including resilience, connection, adaptability, creativity, and more.
Kang is a practicing psychiatrist and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. She is also the founder of Future-ready Minds; co-founder of the digital platform, Get Sparky; and the principal investigator for Canada’s first research study on psychedelics for treating addiction, depression, and PTSD. Kang is helping to usher in a new era of plant-based medicine.
As a thought leader, Kang has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including BBC World News, US News & World Report, TIME, NPR, CBC, and The Washington Post. She is author of The Self-Motivated Kid; the #1 national bestseller, The Dolphin Parent; and The Tech Solution: Creating Healthy Habits for a Digital World. Kang is also the host of the YouTube series, “Mental Wealth”.
An entertaining and experienced speaker, Kang has presented at events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups. She has shared the stage with cutting edge scientists, movie stars, CEOs, professional athletes, and global leaders. Her 2016 TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed millions of times.
In recognition of her work, Kang has been honoured with five national awards in mental health and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Health. She is also the proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service, and a member of the International Women’s Forum.