McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

2017 Call for nominations to the Community of Distinction

Published: April 18, 2017

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 two to five contributors to be inducted into the Community of Distinction in 2017.

The Community began in 2003, and now has 51 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.


Deadline for nominations: Friday, June 9, 2017


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 3, 2017.

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.

Click here to send email to Betty Chung
with nominations for Community of Distinction 2017

Betty Chung
Telephone: (905) 525-9140, extension 20914


Members of the Community of Distinction

  • James Anderson
  • Oded Bar-Or
  • Howard Barrows
  • John Basmajian
  • John Bienenstock
  • Arthur N. Bourns
  • Moran Campbell
  • May Cohen
  • Barbara Cooper
  • Edwin Daniel
  • Peter Dent
  • Alba DiCenso
  • Jerry Dolovich
  • Murray Enkin
  • Nathan Epstein
  • John Evans
  • Barbara Ferrier
  • Susan French
  • Jack Gauldie
  • Michael Gent
  • Peter George
  • Gerhard Gerber
  • Frank Graham
  • Freddy Hargreave
  • Jack Hirsh
  • Richard Hunt
  • Norman Jones
  • Karyn Kaufman
  • Mary Law
  • Jonathan Lomas
  • Alan McComas
  • Ludmila (Niky) Melichar
  • Barber Mueller
  • J. Fraser Mustard
  • Bernie O’Brien
  • Dan Offord
  • Raelene Rathbone
  • 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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