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Media advisory/Interview opportunity – 100th laureate to be inducted into Medical Hall of Fame

Halifax, April 29, 2013 – On Thursday, May 2, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame will be hosting its annual induction ceremony, honoring laureates whose medical accomplishments have contributed significantly to the advancement of health care and health research in Canada and around the world.

This year will mark Canada’s 100th laureate to be inducted into the Medical Hall of Fame.

WHO The 2013 inductees who will be honored are:

Dr. Antoine Hakim, OC (Ontario)
Dr. David H. MacLennan, OC, OOnt (Ontario)
Dr. Arnold Naimark, OC, OM (Manitoba)
Dr. Claude Roy, OC (Quebec)
The Late Dr. Ian Rusted, OC (Newfoundland)
Dr. Bette Stephenson, OC, OOnt (Ontario)

WHAT The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame’s 15th Induction Ceremony
Presented by BMO Harris Private Banking

WHEN Thursday, May 2, 2013
Media interview opportunities and photos from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. AT
The ceremony to commence at 5:30p.m. AT (by invitation only)

WHERE Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Available Resources

  1. Laureate bios are available anytime at
  2. Hi-resolution photos of the ceremony and short documentaries of the laureates will be available on Friday, May 3 at8:30 a.m. AT at

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Established in 1994 and located in London, Ontario, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is the only national Hall of Fame in the world dedicated to celebrating medical heroes. By creating an enduring tribute to those men and women who through discovery and innovation have contributed to better health in Canada and the world, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inspires the pursuit of careers in the health sciences fostering future innovators and leaders.

About BMO Harris Private Banking
BMO Harris Private Banking is a team of remarkably talented and passionate professionals with diverse expertise who are dedicated to creating a profound impact on the lives of their clients. Backed by the heritage, stability and resources of BMO Financial Group, professionals at BMO Harris Private Banking are responsible for the successful management of wealth by providing expert advice and highly personalized services in banking, investment management, estate, trust, succession planning and philanthropic services – all in a coordinated and confident approach. BMO Harris Private Banking challenges successful Canadian families to take action on what’s important to drive exceptional outcomes and make the most of the opportunities wealth provides.

For further information:

or to arrange an interview with an inductee, please contact: 

Janet Tufts
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
[email protected]