Ray Baker


After 12 years of family practice and then 30 years of Addiction Medicine Ray retired from clinical practice to focus on grandparenting, triathlon competition, bike building and writing a book, Recovery Medicine – Varieties of Recovery Experience.

From 1990-95 Ray developed and directed the UBC Addiction Medicine program for which he won both the UBC Killam Prize and a national teaching award.  In 2003 he won the Nyswander Dole Award from the Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.  He wrote a chapter on Alcoholism for Conn’s Current Therapy and has served on the editorial board of The Journal of Addictive Disorders for 25 years. 

As a member of the National Recovery Advisory Committee on behalf of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use he helped design and report on Canada’s first Life in Recovery Survey.

 He currently holds the silver medal for the Long Course Triathlon, 70-74 year old division, from the International Triathlon Union (ITU)

A recovering survivor of both burnout and addiction and now a person in successful retirement, Ray spends his time improving and maintaining his levels of Recovery Capital.