2007 National Magazine Gold Award winner

When you're feeling lousy, all you care about is how to get the best care. The good news is that the system, for all its flaws and foibles, does have a lot to offer, especially in this city.... Read more

Read articles by Vincent Lam:

Vincent Lam reviews ‘Ultra Processed People’ by Chris Van Tulleken
The Star, Jun 14, 2023

Opioids and the elephant in the room
The Globe and Mail, February 3, 2023

The Song of the Cell asks us to ponder the huge implications of microscopic biology
The Globe and Mail, December 16, 2022

Gabor Maté explores the toll of trauma on our physical health in The Myth of Normal
The Globe and Mail, October 5, 2022

Canada’s health care system is making clear that it still cares about the unvaccinated
The Globe and Mail, January 14, 2022

As a doctor, I was taught ‘first do no harm.’ That’s why I have concerns with the so-called ‘safe supply’ of drugs
The Globe and Mail, November 20, 2021

I saw hope at the Scotiabank Arena’s record-smashing vaccination drive
The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2021

One shot at a time: What it’s like working on the front lines of the COVID-19 vaccination drive
The Globe and Mail, April 24, 2021

André Picard’s new book Neglected No More examines the disorganization of eldercare in Canada
The Globe and Mail, March 3, 2021

Family doctors are key to Canada’s vaccine rollout. We must include them in this vital process
The Globe and Mail, January 21, 2021

A COVID-19 love letter: This is why we can’t get together this holiday
The Globe and Mail, December 21, 2020

Canada must invoke the Emergencies Act now
The Globe and Mail, November 27, 2020

To help combat COVID-19, we need a preplanned lockdown. I’m calling for a ‘Covatical’
The Globe and Mail, September 18, 2020

Physical distancing is our only hope. We must all adhere to it faithfully
The Globe and Mail, March 27, 2020

Our coronavirus response requires good risk communication – leave the ghouls out of it
The Globe and Mail, January 31, 2020

Plan transportation with good health in mind: Vincent Lam’s Big Idea
The Star, February 8, 2014

Save your city: support Toronto’s public libraries
The Star, November 18, 2013

What to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam
Fodor's, Travel Intelligence, September 21, 2012

Memories of my Grandfather
Wattpad, August 12, 2012

The Writer's Visa
August 10, 2012

How To Write a Novel About Your Family
Publishers Weekly, August 10, 2012

Vincent Lam on His Debut Novel The Headmaster‘s Wager
Crown Publishing, July 26, 2012

Modern citizens know a library's worth
The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2011

Imperfect Heroes
New York Times, March 9, 2008

Church with a warranty
Toronto Star, September 3, 2006

The Best Medicine
Toronto Life, March 2006
(Gold Award winner at 2007 National Magazine Awards.
Category: Service: health and family)

In The ER: Fatal Overcrowding
National Post, June 1, 2005

SARS From Behind The Mask
National Post, April 19, 2003

An Arctic Trip   View photo gallery
Globe and Mail, August 25, 2002