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November 15, 2018
Presentation at 2018 Family Medicine Forum

Wither The Office Plant Family Medicine Conference Research Poster
Dr. O'Connor hands out lemons grown at the medical office in front of research poster
Dr. O'Connor attended the 2018 Family Medicine Forum in Toronto, with research poster entitled Wither the Office Plant: Growing plant-based foods inside the family practice office.



July 15, 2018
Sixth office anniversary at Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Sixth office anniversary at Beach Boys Brian Wilson
The medical team at Brian Wilson's concert in Victoria
Working on to the beach everyday made it a natural fit for the team to attend Brian Wilson (main songwriter and front man of the Beach Boys) at his Victoria Rock The Shores concert, to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the medical office. Good vibrations were had by all.



June 1, 2018
Dr. Ravalia appointed to the Senate of Canada

Dr. Ravalia receives Order of Canada
Dr. Ravalia (at left) collecting the Order of Canada in Ottawa from the Governor General
Dr. Ravalia, Dr. O'Connor's family physician colleague during his years in Twillingate, is Canada's newest senator.

He will sit as an Independent senator for Newfoundland and Labrador. He was recommended for the new post through the Senate appointments's independent advisory board.

He was previously awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions.

Congratulations Dr. Ravalia!

Coverage on CBC



March 11, 2018
Fruit greenhouse online

Fruit greenhouse
Looking inside the new plant-based whole-food greenhouse, with blooms and fresh fruit on the branches of lemons, limes, and Chilean guavas
Spring has sprung. To help encourage consideration of implementing a plant-based whole-food diet to reduce some burden of chronic diseases, there is a new greenhouse next to the patient parking lot. The initial crop is lemons, limes, Chilean guavas, as well as some starter plants.



March 12, 2017
Office fifth anniversary at Elton John

Office fifth anniversary at Elton John
The office team at Elton John concert at Victoria's main arena
The medical office celebrated its fifth year anniversary. To help mark the event, the team attended the Elton John concert in Victoria.



November 10, 2016
Presenting at national family physician conference

Research poster presented at national family medicine national conference
Dr. Pete Hobza, Jazlin Mayhue, BSc, and Dr. Robert O'Connor next to the presented research poster at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver
Dr. Robert O'Connor, Dr. Pete Hobza and Jazlin Mayhue attended and presented their research at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver. The Family Medicine Forum is the annual National conference for Canadian family physicians.



October 23, 2016
Kody joins the team

Kody the Kodiak
Kody the Kodiak welcoming people to the medical office
Kody the Kodiak has joined the team. Hand-carved in Metchosin, he welcomes young and old on the way to the office. Many thanks to sculptor Dave for the kind addition.



May 13, 2016
Dr. Ravalia receives Order of Canada

Dr. Ravalia receives Order of Canada
Dr. Ravalia (at left) collecting the Order of Canada in Ottawa from the Governor General
Dr. Ravalia, Dr. O'Connor's colleague during his years in Twillingate, received the Order of Canada.

The award was in recognition of his many years of contributions to community and rural medicine.

Congratulations Dr. Ravalia!

More coverage at The National Post