Dr. Shimi Kang

The Power of Play

    An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of adaptability, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement. With 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research into the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Dr. Kang’s unique approach applies contemporary concepts in neuroscience and brain health to today’s most pressing issues.

    Dr. Kang is a practising psychiatrist and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. As a thought leader, she has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including BBC World News, NPR, Al Jazeera, CBC, and The Washington Post. Her featured blogs can be found in numerous publications such as The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and Time magazine. Her 2016 TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed millions of times.

    Dr. Kang is the author of The Tech Solution: Creating Healthy Habits for a Digital World, which provides neuroscience-based strategies to optimize technology’s incredible benefits while minimizing its many drawbacks. She is also the author of The Self-Motivated Kid and the critically acclaimed The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids.

    In addition, Dr. Kang is the founder of Future-ready Minds, CEO of the Get Sparky digital platform, and host of the YouTube series Mental Wealth. Through these media, she provides practical tools for wellness, connection, and innovation to countless people around the world.

    In recognition of her work, Dr. Kang has been honoured with five national awards in mental health and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. She is also the proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service, the WXN 100 Most Powerful Women Award, and the prestigious Governor General’s Award for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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