On May 13, 2010, my Alma Mater, the University of Manitoba granted me an honorary degree (LLD, honoris causa) at the Faculty of Medicine convocation. You can read a copy of my address to the graduates here. In doing some research for my speech, I discovered that 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Tommy Douglas’s arrival in Canada from Scotland. His family settled in Winnipeg.
Here is a picture of me with my companions at a dinner at the Manitoba Club on May 12th. Grant Mitchell is an old friend and Winnipeg lawyer extraordinaire. Evelyn is one of the world’s most knowledgeable persons on health and social policy for the elderly and was an important mentor to me in medical school. Joel Kettner is Manitoba’s chief public health officer and an old friend from medical school student politics.