Canadian Medical Association

Medical Student Backpack Program

A first-year medical school tradition for over 25 years

Every year, CMA hands out colourful backpacks during orientation to help medical students recognize and connect with each other on campus and abroad.

Female student wearing backpack
Male student wearing backpack Male student wearing backpack

A look at the CMA backpack colours
through the years 

2014 CMA green backpack


2015 CMA purple backpack


2016 CMA light blue backpack


2017 CMA dark blue backpack


2018 CMA red backpack


2019 CMA green backpack


2020 CMA yellow backpack


2021 CMA orange backpack


2022 CMA teal backpack


2022 CMA medium dark shade of cyan-blue backpack


Backpack warranty

High Sierra bags have a limited lifetime warranty which covers defects in materials or workmanship under normal recreational use. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, accidents, normal fading, abuse, negligence and misuse or airline damage.

Warranty requests can be sent by email to [email protected]. When submitting your claim, be sure to include your full address, your phone number, and an image of the area in question on the bag. It may take up to 10 days to receive a response from the supplier after submitting your request. We thank you for your patience.

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