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History

Past Presidents

Term Name
2014-2016 Daniel B. Gregson
2012-2014 A. Mark Joffe
2010-2012 B. Lynn Johnston
2008-2010 Gerald Evans
2006-2008 Michel Laverdière
2004-2006 Susan Richardson

 


Term CIDS President Year CAMM President
2002-2004 Coleman Rotstein 2001-2003 Susan Richardsdon
2000-2002 Mark Miller 1999-2001 Giles Delage
1998-2000 Kevin Forward 1997-1999 Mary Vearncombe
1996-1998 John Conly 1995-1997 David Colby
1995-1996 Gary Garber 1991-1992 H Richardson
1994-1995 Stephen Shafran 1989-1990 M.G. Bergeron
1993-1994 Donald Low 1987-1988 J.L. Whitby
1992-1993 Mary Gribble 1985-1986 R. Morisset
1991-1992 Gregory Hammond 1983-1984 R.H. Elder
1990-1991 Giles Delage 1981-1982 E.V. Haldane
1989-1990 Walter Schlech III 1979-1980 G. Dempster
1988-1990 Lionel Mandell 1977-1978 L. Gayvreau
1987-1988 Lindsay E. Nicolle 1975-1976 Ian B.R. Duncan
1986-1987 Elaine Mills 1973-1974 E.J. Bowmer
1985-1986 William R. Bowie 1971-1972 J.M.S. Dixon
1984-1985 Godfrey Harding 1969-1970 G.G. Kalz
1983-1984 Thomas Marrie 1967-1968 N.A. Hinton
1982-1983 William Albritton 1965-1966 C.E. Dolman
1981-1982 Grant Stiver 1963-1964 C.E. VanRooyen
1980-1981 Michel Bergeron 1962-1963 M. Saint-Martin
1979-1980 Hillar Vellend 1961-1962 Phil H. Grey
1978-1979 George Goldsand
1977-1978 Hugh Robson

 

Order of Canada Recipients

AMMI Canada wishes to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our members, many of whom have been inducted as members of the Order of Canada. This achievement is given to individuals for their “outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.”[1]

Dr. Thomas Marrie, Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University, was named a Member of the Order of Canada in November 2014. Members are recognized for “outstanding contributions at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity.”[2] Dr. Marrie was honoured “for his contributions as an expert in infectious diseases, as a medical educator, and as Dean of Medicine for both Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta.”[3]

Dr. Marrie joins other AMMI Canada members in the esteemed ranks as recipients of the Order of Canada:

Dr. Thomas Marrie

Dr. Thomas Marrie, Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University

In December 2012, Dr. David Scheifele was honoured as a Member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Scheifele was recognized for his work improving healthcare and reducing infectious diseases in children. Dr. Scheifele was honoured for his “leadership and collaborative research,” which has “positioned Canada at the leading edge of vaccine use and safety.”[4] Dr. Scheifele, a longstanding AMMI Canada member, holds many roles as Senior Clinician Scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI), Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at CFRI, Professor in the Division of Infectious and Immunological Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Michel G. Bergeron was honoured as a Member of the Order of Canada in May 2010 in recognition “for his contributions to the area of microbiology, especially for his for research on infectious diseases and for his development of ultra-fast diagnostic testing for bacterial infections.”[5] Dr. Bergeron is described as a “mentor and role model for young scientists.”[6] Dr. Bergeron is a founding member and former President of the Canadian Association of Medical Microbiology (CAMM) and former President of the Canadian Infectious Diseases Society (CIDS) – both of which are the predecessors to AMMI Canada. He currently holds the roles of Director and Founder of the Centre de recherche en infectiologie de l’Université Laval.

Dr. David Scheifele

Dr. David Scheifele

Dr. Michel G. Bergeron

Dr. Michel G. Bergeron

Dr. Anne Fanning

Dr. Anne Fanning

In recognition of her work in the field of tuberculosis, Dr. Anne Fanning was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in July 2006. [7] She was honoured by her service with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Stop TB partnership and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. In addition, Dr. Fanning was heralded for her dedication to patient care as a “touchstone for excellence.”[8]

Described as bringing Canada “to the forefront of medical research,” Dr. Lorne Tyrrell was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in May 2002. [9] An Officer is the second-highest of the three levels in the Order of Canada. Dr. Tyrrell is noted as a “world-renowned Virologist” whose work has “brought hope to millions of patients.” Furthermore, Dr. Tyrrell is known for his “dedication to patients” and students as a teacher.

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell

Dr. Mark Wainberg

Dr. Mark Wainberg

Dr. Allan Ronald

Dr. Allan Ronald

Honoured for his contributions to the field of research in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Mark Wainberg was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in May 2001. [10] Dr. Wainberg was recognized for his ground-breaking research, particularly his work in HIV resistance and recognizing the anti-HIV properties of the drug 3TC. Dr. Wainberg is also the Former President of the International AIDS Society and is recognized for his instrumental role in founding of the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR).

Appointed in April 1994 as an Officer of the Order of Canada, Dr. Allan Ronald was recognized as one of Canada’s “leading microbiologists”.[11] Dr. Ronald was recognized for his work establishing infectious diseases as a specialty in Canada. As one of the founding fathers of CAMM, Dr. Ronald’s work made the Infectious Diseases specialty what it is today.


AMMI Canada sought to identify all recipients of the Order of Canada. However, if we have omitted someone, we apologize for the error. Please contact us regarding omissions or corrections.


References

[1]Order of Canada,” The Governor General of Canada, 11 Feb. 2015, 29 Apr. 2015.

[2] “Order of Canada.”

[3]Order of Canada: Thomas J. Marrie, C.M.,” The Governor General of Canada, 29 Apr. 2015.

[4]Order of Canada: David W. Scheifele, O.C., MD, FRCP(C),” The Governor General of Canada, 29 Apr. 2015.

[5]Order of Canada: Michel G. Bergeron, C.M., O.Q.,” The Governor General of Canada, 20 Apr. 2009, 29 Apr. 2015.

[6]Governor General to Invest 43 Recipients into the Order of Canada,” The Governor General of Canada, 25 May 2011, 29 Apr. 2015.

[7]Governor General announces new appointments to the Order of Canada,” Governor General of Canada, 24 Jul. 2006, 2 Jun. 2015.

[8]Governor General to invest 37 recipients into the Order of Canada,” Governor General of Canada, 5 Feb. 2007, 1 Jun. 2015.

[9]D. Lorne J. Tyrrell, O.C., A.O.E., M.D., F.R.C.P.,” Governor General of Canada, 30 Apr. 2009, 1 Jun. 2015.

[10]Mark A. Wainberg, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D.,” Governor General of Canada, 30 Apr. 2009, 5 Jun. 2015.

[11]Allan Ross Ronald, O.C., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C).,” The Governor General of Canada, 12 May 2015.

 




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