Canadian Medical Association

Kingston, Ont.; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1951; physical medicine and rehabilitation; professor emeritus, Queen’s University. Died May 27, 2020, aged 91. Survived by 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “He was recruited by Queen’s in 1966 to establish the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was the founding professor and head of that department, and founding director of the Regional Rehabilitation Centre for Eastern Ontario. During this time, he initiated and established teaching programs at Queen’s in occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Throughout his career he was involved in numerous committees locally, provincially, nationally and internationally, and served as a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Rehabilitation, and of the National Research Council of Canada. He was invited as a visiting professor, lecturer and keynote speaker by numerous universities and hospitals across Canada and the United States, and numerous other countries. His publications include 1 book, 19 journal articles, and over 50 briefs and monographs. He was a leader in vocational rehabilitation services and strongly believed in and advocated for giving people with disabilities support in returning to independence and community living. ‘People with disabilities need a hand up, not a handout,’ was his common refrain.”

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