Dr. jason marr, naturopathic doctor

"I help (empower) people to do the things they want to do - with passion - so that they (we, collectively) can change the world.

I work exclusively with urban professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and high-functioning students to manage and overcome stress, fatigue and burnout. Taking an evidence-based and functional approach to medicine, we’ll work together to optimize your body and brain function so that you can get out there and do the things that you want to, balance your life, and be successful in everything that you do."


HISTORY

Dr. Jason Marr graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), in Toronto, ON.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Marr has always complemented his medical education with experiences in competitive sport, politics, and leadership opportunities. Serving two years for the Naturopathic Students’ Association (NSA) at CCNM, Dr. Marr held the post of President of the NSA in his final year. During his internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), he played an integral role in the Sports Medicine & Pain Management Team under the tutelage of Dr. Aubrey Rickford, ND, and Dr. Leslie Solomonian, ND, and volunteered his time at RSNC’s satellite clinic in an underserviced Parkdale clinic in downtown Toronto.

Dr. Marr is a proud alumnus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, where he graduated with Honours from StFX’s Bachelor of Science program in Human Kinetics with a major in Kinesiology. His Honours thesis studied the effects of imagery training in elite athletes, which he completed under the supervision of Dr. Lou Bilek, Pae.D.

Known for his charisma and enthusiasm, Dr. Marr maintains devoted to all the communities that have touched him in his life, which stretch across Canada: Dr. Marr is a native of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, but he was transplanted to suburban Toronto (Oakville, ON) early in life. Beginning his academic career at the University of Waterloo, he eventually sought out a broader undergraduate education and experience in Nova Scotia. He returned to live downtown Toronto for 6 years while attending CCNM, and finally home to Vancouver to begin his medical career, where he makes his home in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. Dr. Marr’s partner, Dr. Kristin Marr, MD, FRCPC, is a Paediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, currently completing a Masters degree in Epidemiology.

Dr. Marr is the Founder and Director of Evoke Integrative Medicine Ltd., a multi-disciplinary and integrative medical clinic in downtown Vancouver, BC.  He has been a public face for the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), has been seen and published in such media outlets as Huffington Post, Alive Magazine, Sage Magazine and is active in the community promoting integrative medicines and the collaboration of all medical professions. Dr.Marr also consults for Twist Performance and Wellness and see clients in North Vancouver.

 

Philosophy & family

Dr. Marr believes that optimal health is dependent on individual balance in life, and that there are no absolute truths – in health, or otherwise. He views optimal health, and disease, as two ends of the same spectrum. No matter where you are now on that spectrum, he believes in inspiring and empowering you towards optimal wellbeing. His goal in life and practice, and his mantra, is to “change the world – one person at a time”.

When Dr. Marr is not out enjoying the lifestyle that Vancouver and British Columbia afford him with his 2-year old son Connor, or with his family and friends, he enjoys reading about how trends capture our societies, about emerging technology, learning about changes in interpersonal communication, and the evolution of the psychology of motivation. Dr. Marr is a lifelong, devoted fanatic of the Vancouver Canucks, and an amateur photographer.  

 

Athletics

A former varsity volleyball athlete for the University of Waterloo Warriors, and a provincial soccer champion, Dr. Marr also served for three years as the Assistant Coach for the StFX Women’s Volleyball program. Today, Dr. Marr continues to play volleyball, soccer and ultimate frisbee at both recreational and competitive levels, at all times of the year, and snowboards recreationally.