McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Call for nominations to the Community of Distinction 2013

Published: January 22, 2013

The Faculty of Health Sciences is looking to honour former faculty, staff or alumni whose accomplishments in health sciences have brought worldwide renown to the Faculty and McMaster University.

Nominations are sought for a group of three to five contributors to be inducted into the Community of Distinction in 2013.

The Community began in 2003, and now has 40 members. Their portraits, along with brief descriptions of their outstanding accomplishments, are in a gallery in the lobby of the Ewart Angus Centre of McMaster’s Health Sciences Centre.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 30, 2013.

Individuals chosen will be notified by the Dean and Vice-President and invited to attend the announcement and induction at a ceremony on Friday, November 8, 2013.

The criterion is distinguished contribution in scholarship or in the science or delivery of health care, or demonstrated outstanding leadership that is recognized by peers.  Those eligible include former full-time and part-time faculty, staff and alumni of the Faculty of Health Sciences.  Candidates cannot be currently employed or hold a contract with the Faculty of Health Sciences.  For an outline of requirements, please review the Community of Distinction Nomination Criteria.

Community of Distinction nominations for 2013 should be sent via e-mail to Ruth Mullin. She may be reached by telephone at (905) 525-9140, extension 22162.


Members of the Community of Distinction

  • James Anderson
  • Oded Bar-Or
  • Howard Barrows
  • John Basmajian
  • Arthur N. Bourns
  • Moran Campbell
  • May Cohen
  • Edwin Daniel
  • Jerry Dolovich
  • Murray Enkin
  • Nathan Epstein
  • John Evans
  • Barbara Ferrier
  • Susan French
  • Michael Gent
  • Gerhard Gerber
  • Frank Graham
  • Freddy Hargreave
  • Jack Hirsh
  • Norman Jones
  • Karyn Kaufman
  • Ludmila (Niky) Melichar
  • Barber Mueller
  • J. Fraser Mustard
  • Bernie O’Brien
  • Dan Offord
  • Alma Reid
  • Beatrix Robinow
  • Helen Saarinen-Rahikka
  • David Sackett
  • Karin von Schilling
  • John Sellors
  • Jack Sinclair
  • Ruth Snider
  • Bill Spaulding
  • Harry Thode
  • John Thomas
  • George Torrance
  • William Walsh
  • Alvin Zipursky
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