Remembering Dr. Bruce Mohr

It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Bruce Mohr after a long and courageous battle with depression. He was a dedicated and exceptional emergency physician, educator, mentor and healthcare leader, as well as a beloved family man and friend.

Dr. Mohr was a passionate teacher in his role as Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. He was also an accomplished emergency physician at Whistler Health Care Centre, where he recently served as Medical Director during the pandemic and had previously served as Head of the Emergency Department.

Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and raised in Brighton, Ontario, Dr. Mohr had a full life, rich in experiences, friends and family. He graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa, and went on to complete his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Mohr joined the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine as a clinical faculty member in December 2004. In addition to teaching through UBC, he regularly presented at local, provincial and national conferences in the specialty area of acute orthopedic injuries. He was also a valued member of the CASTED team, where he taught over 25 courses. He was selected to be a member of this team based on his teaching and clinical excellence.

An obituary for Dr. Mohr, as well as a tribute wall, can be found here.

In honour of Dr. Mohr’s passion for emergency medicine, his friends, family and colleagues have created the Dr. Bruce Mohr Memorial Fund. Gifts will pay tribute to his Dr. Mohr’s life and career by supporting awards for M.D. students focused on emergency medicine at UBC. For more information or to give in memory of Dr. Mohr, visit

Our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Mohr’s family and friends. He will be dearly missed.