Honorary Alumni Lecture

Speaker: Dr. David Mulder (MD'62)
June 17, 2022
8:30–9:30 am (CST)
Dr. David MulderA 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.

Clara and Frank Gertler Lectureship in Medicine

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 KingDr. 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.

Betty-Ann and Wade Heggie Lecture in Integrative Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock 
Session title: Planetary health and One Planet health care: Integrating the ecological determinants of health with medicine
June 18, 2022
11 am–12 pm (CST)
Dr, Trevor HancockDr. 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.

Dr. Anita Chakravarti Annual Lectureship in Health and Wellness

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
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 Speakers

Class of 1977 Speaker  

Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Road (MD’77)
Session title: COVID-19: A respirologist’s perspective
June 17, 2022
9:45–10:05 am (CST)
Dr. Jeremy RoadDr. Jeremy Road completed medical school at the College of Medicine in 1977, a residency in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine at the Foothills Medical Center in 1982, before pursuing a research fellowship at the Meakins-Christie Laboratory at McGill University in 1983. He joined the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine as a professor of medicine in 1995; a position he maintains to this day.

Dr. Road has held numerous leadership roles including Medical Director of the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program and Head of the Respiratory Division at the Vancouver General Hospital. His research interests include investigating how the respiratory muscles, especially the diaphragm, contract under various imposed conditions; clinical programs in COPD management; and long-term home mechanical ventilation. 

Despite being in high demand, Dr. Road is currently attempting to slow down and spend more time with family and friends, particularly grandchildren, while sneaking in a few golf games.

Class of 2007 Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Myles Deutscher (MD’07)
Session title: Leadership: A personal journey
June 17, 2022
10:05–10:25 am (CST)
Dr. Myles DeutscherDr. Myles Deutscher took an unconventional journey into medicine, first graduating with a degree in chemical engineering before spending more than five years as an engineer with Shell Canada. After returning to Saskatoon he opted to pursue other career opportunities, leading him to graduate from the College of Medicine in 2007. After completing a family medicine residency in 2009, he has held an active practice in Saskatoon. Since 2020, he has served as President of the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians.

Dr. Deutscher enjoys spending time at his cabin in Meadow Lake Provincial Park, backcountry hiking and camping. He is an avid curler and enjoys running half marathons, completing his 36th half marathon before the pandemic started.

Class of 2002 Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Stuart Skinner(MD’02)
Session title: Virtual care for Indigenous communities during COVID-19 pandemic: Efficacy and expansion moving forward
June 17, 2022
10:25–10:45 am (CST)
Dr. Stuart SkinnerDr. Stuart Skinner received his Medical Degree in 2002 from the University of Saskatchewan. He also received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2005 and Infectious Diseases fellowship from the University of Manitoba in 2007. Currently, he works as an Infectious Disease specialist in Regina, Saskatchewan, with a focus on HIV and Hepatitis C for vulnerable populations and Indigenous communities. He is the Section Lead for the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Regina COVID-19 Pandemic Area Chief of Staff.

Dr. Skinner founded and is the Executive Director for the Wellness Wheel Medical Clinic, which provides a holistic approach to communicable and chronic diseases combining Western and Indigenous approaches in care that is driven and led by people with lived experience and Indigenous communities. Dr. Skinner is also a CIHR-funded researcher and assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan.

Class of 1982 Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Ron Siemens (MD’82)
Session title: Project Frango – Resilience in global health
June 17, 2022
11:00–11:20 am (CST)
Dr. Ron Siemens Following graduation from the College of Medicine in 1982, Dr. Ron Siemens practiced family and pediatric medicine in Charlottetown before returning to Saskatoon in 2004. Since that time, he has worked as a pediatric emergency physician at Royal University Hospital and the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. In 2019, he held the position of interim Provincial Head of Pediatrics for Saskatchewan and is currently an assistant professor in pediatric emergency medicine at the College of Medicine.

Dr. Siemens has been active in global health projects in Nepal, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Haiti, New Zealand, Bermuda, and Mozambique. He held a thirteen-year partnership with the University of Nampula in Mozambique, and was involved in five major research grants, aimed at improving health in international communities while providing educational opportunities for students. 

Class of 1992 Speaker  

Speaker: Dr. Ardyth Milne (MD’92)
Session title: One rheumatologist’s pandemic experience
June 17, 2022
11:20–11:40 am (CST)
Dr. Ardyth MilneDr. Ardyth Milne graduated from the College of Medicine in 1992. She completed core internal medicine training in Manitoba and Saskatchewan followed by residencies in rheumatology at the University of Toronto and the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Milne currently holds positions as an Assistant Professor and Division Head of Rheumatology (Regina) at the USask College of Medicine. She is also active in her private practice based in Regina, Saskatchewan.