Greg Marchildon (R) at the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) annual general meeting accepting his honour. Photo: University of Regina External Relations
Greg Marchildon, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History and Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, has been elected Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences at an annual general meeting of the academy in Ottawa, ON. This is the highest recognition for health scientists and health system scholars in Canada.
Marchildon is well-known in the field of health policy for his pioneering work on health system performance and health policy. Through his work as Executive Director of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada and as author of the Health Systems in Transition: Canada study for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy, Marchildon has earned an international reputation as one of the leading figures in health systems and policy.
“It is an enormous honour to have my work recognized by the Academy in this way”, said Marchildon. “I also think that this is also a recognition of the importance of research in health systems and health policy by the members of the academy, the majority of whom are biomedical and clinical scientists rather than social scientists”.
In addition to his national and international work, Marchildon also maintains an active teaching and research schedule, working to train the next generation of health researchers through the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. “Dr. Marchildon is one the leading scholars at the University of Regina, and indeed, in Canada”, said Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor. “He has dedicated his life’s work to improving health care systems in Canada and beyond, and it is fitting that he is being recognized for that commitment”.
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences is one of the three national academies that comprise the Council of Canadian Academies, along with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. As a Fellow, Marchildon will be part of a national team of leading health scholars providing informed assessment of urgent issues affecting the health of Canadians.
By: Rebecca Berthiaume, Awards Facilitator, President's Office, University of Regina