Dr. John Evans honoured at Global Health Symposium

On November 1,┬áTim Evans (Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh) presented a tribute to his father, John Evans (Chair Emeritus of MaRS Discovery District), outlining with insight and humour a few of John’s many remarkable contributions to medical education and global health.

Presented at the 9th annual Global Health Symposium on Global Health and Global Health Ethics, the event was hosted by the University of Toronto ‘s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Joint Centre for Bioethics and the Faculty of Medicine.

As the founding Dean of McMaster University’s School of Medicine, Dr. John Evans was a pioneer of the much-acclaimed “problem-based” model of medical education. It was not long, however, before he decided to broaden the scope of his work from the clinic, out to the community and eventually to world at large.

Tim’s tribute highlighted the importance of Dr. Evans’ work on the links between development, equity and global health. This poignant account of a legacy of leadership was met with a standing ovation from the audience, which included Dr. Evans’ wife, Gay, and daughter, Gill.

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