Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Endowment Fund

The College and the medical profession lost an extraordinary man and a fine physician when former CPSA Deputy Registrar Dr. Bryan Ward passed away in May 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

A graduate of the University of Calgary’s medical school, Bryan worked in rural family practice for 15 years before moving into administrative medicine. He was elected to College Council in 1991 and named Assistant Registrar in 1993. During his time at the College, Bryan led development of the PAR program and the Infection Prevention and Control program, and introduced mandatory continuing professional development for Alberta physicians.

To recognize Bryan’s many contributions to the medical profession, the College and University of Calgary created the Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Endowment Fund. This fund supports an annual award to a medical student/resident who shares Bryan’s interests in rural family practice and professionalism.

How to donate

Contribute to Dr. Ward’s legacy and help support a medical student or resident committed to rural medicine.  All donations receive a tax-receipt.

Donate online hereOR   Complete a pledge form

Dr. Celina Horn receives the Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Award

Practising rural medicine makes me a better doctor. Resources like continuing education initiatives and locum coverage help me work rurally and keep a healthy work-life balance.

Dr. Jenna Haugen receives the Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Award

I chose rural medicine because I want to use medicine as a tool to meet the needs of people with limited access to care or significant social barriers to health.


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