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2011 Canada Awards and Induction Report

Posted August 05, 2011

On August 5th, 2011 the Canadian Section held its annual Awards and Induction Ceremony in beautifull Halifax, Nova Scotia. The event was hosted by Dr Alfred Dean, the PFA Atlantic Provinces Chair, and was attended by over 85 people and included the following past Canadian Dental Association Presidents: Dr Ralph Crawford, Dr Toby Gushue, Dr Bernie Dolansky, Dr Barry Dolman (PFA Canada Chair), Dr George Sweetnam, Dr Alf Dean, Dr Burton Conrod, Dr Deborah Stymiest, and Dr Tom Breneman (PFA Canada Region 6 Trustee). The emcee was Dr Tom Breneman, invocation was given by the current CDA President Dr Rob McGregor.

The 2011 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr Mary McNally for her work and research in the fields of ethics, care for seniors, aboriginals and other underprivileged groups.

The 2011 Special Appreciation Awards were presented to Mr Stuart Humphrey who is a certified dental technician and currently the Vice President of Production with Aurum Ceramic Laboratories. Stuart is very involved with promoting Aurum sponsored golf tournaments across Canada that have resulted in over $350,000.00 being donated to dental charities through the years.

Mr Greg Teckles was presented with a Special Appreciation Award for his skills as a photographer. He has many national clients, among which one is the Canadian Dental Association, which he has served since 1984. He has photographed each National President, their installation and national conventions since then.

With the support of the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy we provided scholarships to a student leader from each dental faculty in Canada. The list of dental schools and students are: University of Western Ontario, Erin Mcdonald; University Of Toronto, Mike Lashuk; University Of Saskatchewan, Jill Kulyk and Eric Knouse, University Of Montreal, Simon Jean; Mcgill University, Jennifer Seidler and Layal Kysabi; University Of Manitoba, Katherine Davidson; University of Laval, Sandrine Gosselin; Dalhousie University, Natasha Chishti; University of British Columbia, Micheal Ho, and the University of Alberta, Jenny Shim.

We welcomed 23 new Fellows into our Academy this year. The following were present at our Induction Ceremony: Dr Daniel Albert, Dr Paul Cameron, Dr Peter Jackson, Dr Mary Mcnally, Dr Gerald Smith, Dr Drew Smith, Dr Amelie Prevost, Dr Claude Monnette, Dr Micheal Patrician, and Dr Jean Louis Patement. Our Western Provinces chair Dr Mitch Taillon was present and provided support. He is the host for next year's Awards and Induction Ceremony in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Friday, September 14th, 2012.

- Region 6 Trustee Tom Breneman