Dr. Hal Irvine, MD '77, has received a 2013 Canada's Family Physician of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding patient care and his contributions to health and wellbeing of his community. Dr. Irvine received his MD from the University of Calgary in 1977. He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Family Medicine from 1995 to 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000.
Since 1972, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has honoured family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine. Since 2002, ten family physicians are recognized annually – one representing each CFPC Provincial Chapter. Read more about Dr. Irvine.
GW’s Medical Team Hosts Canadian Army Officer
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Devenberg
The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosts Canadian Army Maj. Richard Hannah, resident in Aerospace Medicine, 26 May-21 June.
Hannah’s visit to the ship is part of the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute’s (NAMI) capstone rotation to train and observe medical operations with a senior medical officer prior to assuming a similar position.
“I’ve been working with the U.S. Navy for two years in the residency training program at NAMI,” said Hannah. “It’s amazing to be able to come out here and work with [Capt. Russell Hays, George Washington’s senior medical officer], who completed the same program and see how he’s taken that knowledge and put it into practice.” Read more...
Welcome to the Menagerie AyeAyes!
At each spring convocation, the Faculty of Medicine adds another animal to its MD Alumni Menagerie. This year the Aye-Ayes, medical school class of 2013, joins the menagerie.
The Faculty of Medicine began naming its medical school classes after animals in 1975 when a professor became frustrated with his class and called them “a bunch of turkeys.” The name stuck and so did the tradition, with each medical class naming the class behind them. For obvious reasons, the inaugural medical class, the Class of 1973, identify themselves as the Guinea Pigs. Read more...
Menagerie TShirt Now on Sale!
The UofC Faculty of Medicine has partnered with the Medical Bookstore to offer TShirts showcasing the MD Menagerie. The Bookstore will contribute 10% of the proceeds to the Faculty of Medicine Alumni Bursary. Stay tuned for information about purchasing the t-shirt on line.
Alumni Time Capsule
In celebration of the Faculty of Medicine's 40th Anniversary, the Faculty of Medicine Alumni Association installed a MD Menagerie time capsule to preserve each graduating classes' mementos. Read more here.
More Benefits of Being a UofC Alumni
Congratulations! As a U of C grad, you've earned a free, lifelong membership into the Alumni Association and are part of a strong alumni family of 140,000. The various benefits that come with your membership will give you access to services and save you money throughout your life. Click here to read more about ways you can
Dr. Roxanne Goldade -
2013 Alumna of Distinction
Dr. Roxanne Goldade, MD ’90, a Panda, has been practicing Community Paediatrics in Calgary since 1995. Her practice focuses on Developmental, Behavioural, Psychiatric and Social Paediatrics. She is also the Physician Lead for P-KIC (Pediatrics for Kids in Care) and the new Social Paediatrics Unit.
Dr. Goldade’s passion is Advocacy and Communication. Roxanne will state that “so much can be solved if people would/could just dialogue. We ARE the leaders and need to help our society (and children) move forward to achieve its (their) full potential.”
When not busy with Medicine, Roxanne can be found singing with two Juno nominations, running, spending time at her cabin in Whitefish, and enjoying her Architect husband and her two teenagers.
Beaver Named to Order of the University
Dr. Cyril Frank, MD '76, has been a faculty member at the University of Calgary for almost 30 years, achieving national and international stature as a clinician-scientist. He has been a champion for improving patient care, and had a wide-reaching impact in health care policy and delivery both locally and provincially. Dr. Frank was awarded the Order of The University of Calgary during the 2013 May convocation ceremony. Individuals who are recognized with The Order of The University of Calgary have a history of distinguished service to the university.
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On the Move
Dr. Lara Cooke, (MD'99, a Dugong) has been appointed UofC Faculty of Medicine, associate dean, CME. More...
Dr. Todd Anderson (MD '85, a Wombat) had been appointed as Zone Clinical Department Head and Faculty Department Head for the Department of Cardiac Sciences, and the Director of the Libin Cardiovascular Insitute of Alberta. Read more here...
Dr. Bill Ghali (MD '90, a Panda) has been named director of the Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health. More...
Dr. Cy Frank, (MD '76, a beaver) is named president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA). Read More...
Dik - Dik, Dr. Gurdeep Parhar (MD '92), is appointed Associate Dean, Equity and Professionalism at UBC. Read more...
Bonobo, Dr. Jeff Veale, MD 2000, won the 2009 University of Calgary GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade Award). More...