Honour: Dr. William Clark honoured with the Order of Canada

img-bill-clark_300x363.jpgDr. William Clark, a nephrologist who researched the long-term health consequences of Canada’s worst-ever E. coli contamination – in Walkerton, in 2000 – is among those named to the Order of Canada by Governor General Mary Simon.

The Order of Canada is considered one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, celebrating excellence in merit, service, and achievement across all sectors of society.

Dr. Clark is a professor emeritus at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. His research focuses on a broad range of areas, including myeloma kidney disease, timing of initiation of dialysis, water contamination, and screening strategies for kidney disease.

He was a founding member of the Kidney Clinical Research Unit and has mentored many researchers. He has been consistently funded for decades by peer reviewed agencies, including the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Clark’s contributions have influenced the practice of nephrology within Canada and internationally.