Award: Alumni receive recognition from College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine honoured Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni Drs. Rick Glazier, MD’79 and Jane Philpott, MD’84 with awards of recognition.

Glazier was named the recipient of the 2021 CFPC Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research. He is a Toronto-based physician, and renowned for his research in the area of primary health care service delivery. Throughout his career, Glazier has made significant contributions to population health and health care equity research.

Through his work as Scientific Director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and as a professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, Glazier has helped foster family medicine research through developing new research training and grant programs, as well as mentorship of young clinician-scientists and graduate students.

As the 2021 W. Victor Johnston Award recipient, Philpott is recognized for her achievements as a leader in family medicine. Throughout her 30-year career as a family physician, Philpott has been an advocate for Indigenous health, equity-informed medical education and global health.

In 2015, she was elected as a member of Parliament representing the Markham–Stouffville riding and was the first medical doctor to be appointed as the Minister of Health. She later served as the president of the Treasury Board. Currently, Philpott is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University.