McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

First physicians graduate from Waterloo campus

Published: May 21, 2010
Michael Gent
Michael Gent, a professor emeritus of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

McMaster University’s largest ever class of doctors was among 394 health sciences graduates at the Faculty of Health Sciences spring convocation at Hamilton Place on Friday, May 21.

This year’s graduating class of 155 from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine includes the first group of students to train at the Waterloo Regional Campus of the medical school, located in downtown Kitchener.

At the convocation, baccalaureate degrees were awarded to 13 students of the midwifery program and 159 in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. There were 67 diplomas, master’s degrees and doctorates conferred on students who pursued studies in a variety of health sciences disciplines.

An honorary Doctor of Sciences degree was awarded to Michael Gent, a professor emeritus of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster.

Michael Gent is renowned as one of the world’s leading biostatisticians and a builder of McMaster University’s exemplary global reputation in health sciences, specifically in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

During his McMaster career, beginning in 1969 as one of the first members of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dr. Gent worked on a broad spectrum of collaborative research in both laboratory and clinical settings, and contributed significantly to the advance of the general methodology and organization of clinical trials.

He is also a philanthropist in support of his field.  His generosity established a professorship and a subsequent gift endowed a full research chair, the Michael Gent Chair in Healthcare Research.

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