2019 HALL LAUREATE - Dr. SteveN G. Morgan

The Hall Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Morgan is the 2019 Hall Laureate.

Dr. Morgan is a tenured Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. He is Canada’s leading expert on universal pharmacare whose research has sparked national debate about how to achieve access to appropriately prescribed, affordably priced, and equitably financed prescription drugs for all Canadians. A regular media commentator on health policy, Dr. Morgan has published more than 150 peer-reviewed research papers. He also regularly provides policy advice to governments and has twice represented Canada on high-level committees of the World Health Organization. Dr. Morgan has won numerous awards for his work, including the Bruce Squires Award, the top research award from the Canadian Medical Association Journal, as well as awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Commonwealth Fund, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and others. Dr. Morgan received degrees in economics from the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University, and the University of British Columbia, and post-doctoral training in health policy at McMaster University.

Dr. Morgan’s Emmett Hall Memorial Lecture:

At long last? Fulfilling Justice Hall’s vision for universal pharmacare in Canada

Universal pharmacare has been recommended by government reports and commissions dating back to the 1940s, but to no avail. It is now “back on the table” as the leading health care agenda item in the 2019 federal election. In his Emmett Hall Memorial Lecture, Dr. Morgan will review the evidence-base for universal pharmacare, lessons from our past and from comparable countries, and challenges Canada will face moving forward. Please join us at the CAHSPR conference in Halifax at the end of May 2019 for Dr. Morgan’s Hall Lecture.



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The Hall Foundation was saddened to learn of Dr. Jack Boan’s passing (see Jack’s obituary here). Jack was a pillar of the health services and policy community in Canada, and played an instrumental role in helping create Canada’s Medicare program. Jack was the Honorary President of the Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation and we are proud to have named our annual student essay competition after him. We offer our deepest condolences to Jack’s family and collectively cherish our many memories of working with him.



2018 Hall Laureate

The Hall Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Robyn Tamblyn is the 2018 Hall Laureate.   Dr. Tamblyn is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University. She is a James McGill Chair, a Medical Scientist at the McGill University Health Center Research Institute, and the Scientific Director of the Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group at McGill University.  Since 2011, she has also held the position of Scientific Director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Dr. Tamblyn has made many contributions to the health ideals articulated by Justice Hall.  Dr. Tamblyn will deliver the Hall Lectureship at the upcoming CAHSPR meeting in Montreal at the end of May 2018.

Dr Tamblyn's ground-breaking research on educational outcomes has elucidated important relationships between health professional training, licensure and practice that have subsequently guided credentialing policies. Her work on prescription drug use, its determinants, and computerized interventions to improve drug safety (MOXXI) have been recognized internationally. She leads a CIHR-funded team to investigate the use of e-health technologies to support integrated care for chronic disease, and co-leads a Canadian Foundation for Innovation Informatics Laboratory to create advanced technologies to monitor adverse events in populations and create new tools to improve the safety and effectiveness of health care. Her work is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the British Medical Journal, Medical Care, and Health Services Research among others. She has been awarded the CHSRF KT award for her research in improving the use of medication as well as the ACFAS Bombardier award for innovation in the development of a computerized drug management system.


The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees


LONDON, ON, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Bryce Taylor, Chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced today that Dr. Michel G. Bergeron, Dr. Michel Chrétien, Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom, the late Justice Emmett Hall, Dr. Michael R. Hayden and Dr. F. Estelle R. Simons have been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

"The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these six individuals whose outstanding contributions to health have made Canada, and the world, a better place," said Dr. Taylor. "Their impact is well documented and they have earned their place alongside the current 119 Laureates of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame."

These Canadian and international leaders will celebrate this important recognition at a ceremony held in association with Université Laval, Faculty of Medicine on May 4, 2017 at Centre des congrès de Québec in Québec City.

It is a tremendous honour for Université Laval and our Faculty of Medicine to be hosting such a prestigious ceremony in Québec City," said Dr. Rénald Bergeron, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval. "We look forward to paying a lively tribute to these health science heroes, who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of health care in Canada and the world, and who are an inspiration to our future health leaders."

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are individuals whose contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments. Pioneers in their field, they are role models for Canadians and an inspiration to our youth to pursue careers in the health sciences.    

Dr. Michel G. Bergeron, CM OQ MD FRCPC FCAHS FIDSA (Québec, QC)

Dr. Michel Chrétien, OC OQ OLH MD FRS (Montréal, QC)

Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom, OC MDCM FRCPC(Halifax, NS)

The late Justice Emmett Hall, CC QC LLB (Saskatoon, SK)

Dr. Michael R. Hayden, CM OBC MB ChB PhD FRCP(C) FRSC (Vancouver, BC)



Established in 1994, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) is a national charitable organization that fosters future generations of health professionals through the celebration of our country's rich medical history, scholarship program, award program for medical students and the delivery of both local and nationwide education programs for youth.  Each year, up to six individuals are recognized for their extraordinary contribution to improving the health of Canadians and people world-wide. The stories of the laureates are showcased on the web and in a portrait gallery, exhibit hall and media theatre located in downtown London, ON.

Laval University, located in the world heritage city of Québec, is the first French-language university in North America. It is one of Canada's top research universities, ranking 6th among the country's institutions of higher learning with a research budget of $325 millionlast year. Laval University boasts more than 42,500 students, more than a quarter of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. In 2015 Laval University became Canada's first voluntarily carbon neutral university. The university currently has more than 277,000 alumni. The Faculty of Medicine of Laval University graduates more than 900 health professionals annually and offers nearly 100 training programs, including 47 specialized medicine programs. It has the largest clinical teaching network in Québec and, built on an interprofessional forward thinking approach, it is focused on social responsibility and sustainable health.

SOURCE Canadian Medical Hall of Fame