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Morgan Young-Speirs

Morgan Young-Speirs

University of Calgary

My name is Morgan and I’m a medical student at the University of Calgary (class of 2022). My undergraduate degree was in Health and Society (Bachelor of Health Sciences) at the University of Calgary. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to medical school after my 3rd year of university, prior to the completion of my degree. I grew up in Southwestern, Ontario before coming out west for school. Athletics have always been an important aspects of my life, being an avid horseback rider in high school and member of the University of Calgary Rowing Team in undergrad. In terms of other extra-circulars, I was member of several clubs in undergrad, including co-founding the University of Calgary Baking Club. In medical school, I was involved in a student led fundraiser raising money for kids cancer, as well as initiatives aimed at working with vulnerable populations and increasing student engagement. I also have research experience, including both quantitative and qualitative, as well as wet lab. My favourite research experience was during my internship at the Smithsonian in Washington DC where my project focused on assessing the health and wellness of Smithsonian employees and understanding the barriers employees face when accessing care.  Outside of medicine, I love hiking, skiing, baking and spending time with friends and family.

Areas of Expertise

  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Medical advisory


  • Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary (Class of 2022)
  • Health and Society, Bachelor of Health Science, University of Calgary (degree incomplete, accepted to medical school after 3rd year)

  • Happy to provide advice on undergrad course selection, application process, application editing, Casper and interview prep!

  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Strides for Stability
    • Initiated and coordinated the annual Strides for Stability Horse Show, raising $85,000+.
  • Co-President, Students for Health Innovation and Education (SHINE) (2019-2020)
    • Facilitated a team of 20 executive members to promote student engagement and community change
  • Fundraising Coordinator, Cumming School of Medicine Big Brave Shave (2019-2020)
    • Fundraised over $20,000 for Kids Cancer Care
  • Co-President and Co-Founder, University of Calgary Baking Club (2017-2019)
    • Connected over 350 baking enthusiatists, while promoting positive community change by hosting workshops to raise money for local charities.

  • Tarola, C., Young-Speirs, M., Speirs, J., Iannicello, C. (2021). Remote endarterectomy to remove infected Viabahn stent-graft. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2021.04.020.
  • Young-Speirs, M., Forbes, C., Reynolds, K., Schulte, F. (2021). Patterns and predictors of perceived health among long-term childhood cancer survivors. Current Oncology. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28010080.
  • Young-Speirs, M., Drouin, D., Araujo Cavalcante, P., Barkema, H., Cobo, E. (2018). Host defense cathelicidins in cattle: types, production, bioactive functions and potential therapeutic and diagnostic applications. International Journal of Antimicrobial. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2018.02.006.
  • Boucher, E., Marin, M., Holani, R., Young-Speirs, M., Moore, D., Cobo, E. (2017). Characteristic pro-inflammatory cytokines and host defence cathelicidin peptide produced by human monocyte-derived macrophages infected with Neospora caninum. Parasitology, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S0031182017002104.


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