Gem M. Anis, the Filipino Journal “Travel” columnist, has been appointed by the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Province of Manitoba, for a term of three years as a public representative for the Peer Review Board of the Manitoba Dental Association under the Manitoba Dental Association Act. The Rooster of the Peer Review Committee includes also Dr. Rashid Ahmed and Nimmi Ramgotra, both from Winnipeg, Kevin Sweryd from East St. Paul, and Jean Oliver from the town of Selkirk.
Mandated by the provincial government as the voice of the dentistry profession, the Manitoba Dental Association is the legislated self-governing body with the dual responsibilities to the public and oral health care for Manitobans. The Peer Review Board participates at all levels of complaints, investigations, mediation, and court of inquiry into unprofessional conduct that may arise during dental treatment.
Formerly a residential property assessor of the City of Winnipeg and an Elite Master Builder Financial Advisor of Manulife Financial, Gem is a retired political science professor of the Lyceum of the Philippines University and the University of East, Manila, Philippines. A knight of Rizal and once the President of the Province of Batangas Association of Manitoba, Gem has been writing for the Filipino Journal for more than a decade. He had also served for three years as board director and chairman of the fundraising committee of the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba.