Mon, 2020/01/06 - 1:45pm
University of Guelph and Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) alumnus, Dr. Duncan G. Sinclair, OVC DVM 1958, has been named a Member of the Order of Canada.
Sinclair, professor emeritus at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, is being recognized “for his contributions to the Canadian health care system as a teacher, university administrator and adviser, and for his leadership in health care reform in Ontario.”
An internationally recognized leader in health-care reform, Sinclair was the first non-MD to be dean of medicine and vice-principal health sciences in Canada at Queen’s University. He led the creation of North America’s first alternative funding program for academic medicine, viewed as a gold standard in Canada.
He has also contributed widely outside of academia, heading the governance subcommittee of the Steering Committee for Review of the Public Hospitals Act in Ontario and was a member of the National Forum on Health, as well as Chair of Ontario's Health Services Restructuring Commission.
Sinclair also was founding chair and acting CEO of Canada Health Infoway/ Inforoute Santé du Canada, an organization designed to foster the development of a national capacity for health information management. He completed his term as founding Chair in 2001.
In 1989 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
In 2015, Sinclair was inducted as a Laureate into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Inductees are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences.
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, recognizing people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation. Since its creation in Canada’s centennial year, more than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order of Canada.
The Member of the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding contributions at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity.