Members in the News
Dr. Andre G. Buret to become a member of The Order of The University of Calgary
April 22, 2013 - The Order of the University of Calgary honours worthy recipients who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the University. Dr. Andre Buret will become a member of The Order of The University of Calgary during the 2013 June convocation ceremonies. Congratulations to Dr. Buret!
Dr. John L. Wallace to receive the Heymans Foundation Memorial Medal
April 4, 2013 - Dr. John L. Wallace will receive the Heymans Foundation Memorial Medal in November in Ghent, Belgium. This prestigious award is named after 1938 Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology winner Corneille Heymans. Congratulations to Dr. Wallace.
Congratulations to Dr. Claude Roy: 2013 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee
December 20, 2012 - INMD congratulates Dr. Claude Roy, who is among the six medical heroes named to Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame. Considered one of the early pioneers in pediatric gastroenterology, Claude is a man of science and humanism who always puts the child first. An outstanding researcher, teacher, and clinician, Dr. Roy played a leading role in the transformation of Ste-Justine University Hospital in Montreal, an internationally-respected child health centre. His research, including infant nutrition, chronic liver disease in children and gastrointestinal and hepatobilliary manifestations of Cystic Fybrosis, has had a major impact on the health of children. Dr. Roy’s ongoing worry that today’s clinicians are becoming increasingly disengaged from scientific research has prompted him to take action at both a national level and with local investigators. Not one to sit back, Dr. Roy continues to work tirelessly to create training programs that are more effective in developing the Clinician Scientist – a key issue for the future of the science and practice of medicine.
Dr. Richard H. Hunt - Master of the American College of Gastroenterology
October 24, 2012 – Because of their recognized stature and achievement in clinical gastroenterology and/or teaching, and/or because of his contribution to the College in service, leadership, and education, Dr. Richard Hunt, MD, MACG has been recommended by the Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees for designation as Masters.
Dr. Claude Roy, Named 2013 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee
October 18, 2012 - Six medical heroes named Canada's 2013 Hall of Fame inductees
Canada has an enduring culture of health care excellence – an achievement worth celebrating yet something we don’t do often enough. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – the only one of its kind in the world – aims to change that.
Every year, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame elevates a select few of our country’s most brilliant minds to laureate status. Laureates are those who have pushed the boundaries of discovery and innovation beyond the realm of possibility to make the world a better place.
This year’s inductees, like the 95 laureates who have been similarly recognized since 1994, truly stand out. All are Officers of the Order of Canada, a fitting honour as they embody the good Canadian spirit of grit, perseverance and an overarching sense of humility.
Worthy of the world’s recognition, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2013 inductees:Dr. Antoine Hakim (ON)Dr. Arnold Naimark (MB)Dr. David MacLennan (ON)Dr. Bette Stephenson (ON)Dr. Claude Roy (QC)The Late Dr. Ian Rusted (NL)
2013 CAG Awards
October 1, 2012 - We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 CAG Research and Education Awards:
- Research Excellence: Nathalie Rivard (Université de Sherbrooke)
- Education Excellence: Sylvain Coderre (University of Calgary)
- Young Investigator: Gilaad Kaplan (University of Calgary)
- Young Educator: Kevin Waschke (McGill University)
- Visiting Research Professor: Paul Beck (University of Calgary)
- Visiting Clinical Professor: Robert Enns (University of British Columbia)
CAG Receives RCPSC Innovation Award
September 20, 2012 - CAG was selected to receive a 2012 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for its educational portal “CAG Educational Portal (ePortal)”. On behalf of the CAG and the Education Affairs, Dr. Kevin Waschke received the award at the Royal College’s CPD Accreditation meeting on September 20, 2012. The award is a tribute to the work of many from the CAG Education Affairs and the ePortal Committee over the last few years. Details of the award may be found on the Royal College website at the following link.
Dr. Jon Meddings Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
March 22, 2012 - Congratulations to Dr. Jon Meddings on his appointment to Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 2012. For more information, please visit the following link.