Bonnie Henry

Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia, Canada

Bonnie J. Fraser Henry OBC, FRCPC (born 1965 or 1966) is a Canadian physician who is the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, the first woman in this position. Henry is also a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. She was a family doctor and is a specialist in public health and preventive medicine (also known as community medicine).

Bonnie Henry in 2020


  • "The scientific facts are one thing; the social choices and consequences are another. We need to consider both"
    • [1]On her experience with the 2003 SARS outbreak
  • "I know that is one of the things that builds resilience in us as a community, and that gets us through these times of trauma"
    • [2] Bonnie on kindness
  • "The psychology of what we’re dealing with leads some people to react that way, and I do believe that it is our collective support for each other that helps mitigate the impacts of these things"
    • [3] Henry said during a media conference in February where she acknowledged she has a security system at her house
  • "To be a public face for this long takes its toll, but I’m also I’m very grateful. I have an incredible team of people that I work with … I am so proud and grateful to be the face and the voice of a really strong public health team here"
    • [4] on being a public face
  • "I’ve come to recognize that change is very upsetting for some people and it triggers that feeling that we don’t know anything and that we’re making mistakes, whereas it really is learning as we go about the virus"
    • [5] On the COVID period
  • "So all of that stuff is normal. It’s how we learn. I think most important is not being rigid and sticking to something when we’re learning more of what we need to do. So change is inevitable"
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