Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2022 Highlights in Medicine Alumni Conference and Reunion!
The event guide has details on the schedule, speakers, map, silent auction items and more.
8:30-9:30 am: Clara and Frank Gertler Lecture in Medicine
Dr. Malcolm King (PhD) – Reconciliation, research, and healing: Lessons from ethical space
9:30-10:45 am: Dr. Anita Chakravarti Lecture in Wellness
Patty Stewart McCord – Developing a CISM peer support program during a pandemic
11:00 am-12:00 noon Betty-Ann and Wade Heggie Lecture in Integrative Medicine
Dr. Trevor Hancock – Planetary health and One Planet health care: Integrating the ecological determinants of health with medicine
Location: Leslie and Irene Dubé Theatre (Room 1150), E Wing, Health Sciences Building
Please note: As this event takes place indoors on the university campus, USask masking requirements will still be in place.
Honoured Years and Class Representatives
Class of 1952 - 70th reunion - Representation by Alumni Relations
Class of 1957 - 65th reunion - Dr. Norwood Kavanagh
Class of 1962 - 60th reunion - Dr. Heinz Heese, Dr. Zenon Belak and Dr. Lorne Sullivan
Class of 1967 - 55th reunion - Dr. Glenn Veeman
Class of 1972 - 50th reunion - Dr. Ken Stakiw
Class of 1977 - 45th reunion - Dr. Don Stefiuk and Dr. Dennis Lanigan
Class of 1982 - 40th reunion - Dr. Kathryn Bigsby
Class of 1987 - 35th reunion - Dr. Sanjay Dhingra
Class of 1992 - 30th reunion - Dr. Kathy Ferguson and Dr. Kevin Ewanchyna
Class of 1997 - 25th reunion
Class of 2002 - 20th reunion - Dr. Rob Woods and Dr. Anita Dhir
Class of 2007 - 15th reunion - Dr. Breanna Davis and Dr. Tin-Wing Yen
Class of 2012 - 10th reunion
Class of 2017 - 5th reunion - Dr. Jessica Harris
Interested in becoming a class representative? Contact Derek Tiessen for more information.
Speaker: Dr. David Mulder (MD'62)
June 17, 2022
8:30-9:30 am (CST)
A pioneer in trauma surgery in Quebec, Dr. David Mulder has served as the team physician for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens for more than 50 years, was the Chief Surgeon at Montreal General Hospital from 1977 to 1998, and has worked with the McGill University Sports Medicine Centre since 1994.
For his outstanding contributions to healthcare in Canada, Dr. Mulder was inducted as a member of the Order of Canada in 1997. More recently, he has received two of the highest honours bestowed upon alumni by the University of Saskatchewan, including an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in 2021.
Primary purpose: Honours a member of one of the honoured classes invited to reunion. Speaks at conference for about 45 minutes
Who chooses speaker? Scientific (Class Rep) Committee for conference makes a recommendation to Board of Directors
Year of first lecture: 1987
Speaker: Dr. Malcolm King (PhD)
Session title: Reconciliation, research, and healing: lessons from ethical space
June 18, 2022
8:30–9:30 am (CST)
Dr. Malcolm King, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, is an esteemed health researcher and professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also the Scientific Director of the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research.
Dr. King holds a PhD in polymer chemistry and has advanced the study of respiratory medicine, including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive lung disease, and most recently, the aerosol spread of COVID-19. His research areas include the determinants of Indigenous health and wellness, health systems research in relation to Indigenous populations, and promotion and monitoring of Indigenous wellness and resilience.
In 2021, he was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada for outstanding scholarly and scientific achievements.
Speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock
June 18, 2022
Session title: Planetary health and One Planet health care: Integrating the ecological determinants of health with medicine
11 am–12 pm (CST)
Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health advocate and consultant based in Victoria, BC. Until his retirement in 2019, he was a Professor and Senior Scholar at the new School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. His primary areas of interest include public health, healthy communities, environmental impacts on health, and “green” hospitals. Over the past 30 years, he has worked as a consultant for local communities, municipal, provincial and national governments, health care organizations, NGOs, and the World Health Organization.
Dr. Hancock is a pioneer in the healthy community movement, having co-founded several well-known organizations, including the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. In the early 1980s, he became the first leader of the Green Party of Canada.
Nationally, he is a member of the Canadian Council on the Social Determinants of Health, a member of the Board of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, and is on the Advisory Council of the Arts and Health Network Canada.
Primary purpose: To support the cost of lectures, and/or other delivery methods, to provide continuing education opportunities for faculty, residents and practitioners in the field of complementary and alternative medicine.
Who chooses speaker? The Lectureship Committee will be appointed by the Dean, College of Medicine in consultation with the Program Director within Complementary and Alternative Medicine or its successor program
Year of first lecture: 2008
Speaker: Patty Stewart McCord
Session title: Developing a CISM peer support program during a pandemic
June 18, 2022
9:45–10:45 am (CST)
Patty Stewart McCord is an author, instructor and consultant with 30 years of experience in crisis intervention and trauma response in Canada and the United States. She has provided information and resources in program development and training to community, provincial and federal organizations and agencies.
She is currently the Co-Lead for the Saskatchewan Health Authority Healthcare Worker Psychosocial Support Network/CISM Team and the Program Director and founding member of the Saskatchewan CISM Network, providing CISM supports, education and resources for Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Public Safety Personnel. In 2019 the Canadian Institute of Public Safety Research and Treatment named her a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Critical Incident Stress Management.
Class of 1962 Student Bursary
Created by the College of Medicine Class of 1962.
Class of 1972 Student Bursary
Created by the College of Medicine Class of 1972.
Class of 1977 Student Bursary
Created by the College of Medicine Class of 1977.
Class of 2012 Fund
Created by the College of Medicine Class of 2012.
College of Medicine First-Year Award
Gifts from College of Medicine alumni. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to a student in financial need entering the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Saskatchewan. The award is meant to welcome students beginning studies in the College of Medicine.
Reunion Medical Student Bursary (Endowment)
Gifts from the College of Medicine alumni through the Highlights Reunion in Medicine event. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to multiple students in financial need pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Supporting the endowment will allow for capital growth.
Reunion Medical Student Bursary (Spendable)
Gifts from the College of Medicine alumni through the Highlights Reunion in Medicine event. Supporting this bursary provides financial support to multiple students in financial need pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Supporting the spendable will allow the college to provide immediate financial assistance to students.
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