Sunny Johal

Member, Honorary Governors' Council

Sunny Johal is an Emergency Physician in Vancouver, BC. His interests span health tech, genomics, AI in medicine, and healthcare policy. He serves as an advisor to start-ups across North America and is a policy advisor for the federal government on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association. He is also a board member at HaloHealth, Canada’s first physician-focused angel investing group.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been working on the frontlines in the ER and ICU. During this time, he also co-founded Mask a Hero BC and Ontario, an initiative focused on facilitating donations of PPE from the community to BC and Ontario hospitals resulting in thousands of donations including 10,000+ N95 masks, early on in the pandemic when supplies were low. He has also served as a mentor to students participating in the MIT COVID-19 Challenge Competitions throughout the year, helping them find unique solutions to pandemic-related healthcare and socioeconomic issues.

Sunny has previously worked in a medical setting in many provinces across Canada and internationally including the UK, South Africa, and in Brazil during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic games.