Rabbi Arthur Norman Bielfeld, C.M.
Arthur Bielfeld is a steadfast proponent of social justice. Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Toronto for 33 years, he is best known for his tireless community involvement in interfaith projects addressing issues related to hunger, poverty and the environment. Among the charities he helped to create are the Leo Baeck Day School, Mazon Canada and the Campaign against Child Poverty. Through his faith and outreach work, he has touched the lives of those in need and has served as an inspiration to many.
Roger Bland, C.M.
Roger Bland has been instrumental in advancing public policy changes to mental health care. As executive director of Alberta Mental Health Services, he promoted a community-based approach that integrated mental health care with primary health care services. As a professor at the University of Alberta, he has researched the epidemiology and long-term outcomes of psychiatric disorders, increasing our understanding of mental illness and how to support those affected by it. He is an inspiration to his colleagues and to advocates working in this field.
Warren T. Blume, C.M.
Warren Blume has enhanced our treatment and management of epilepsy. A professor emeritus of neurology at Western University, he is regarded internationally as a leading authority on electroencephalography, a key technique for diagnosing epilepsy. His text Blume's Atlas of Pediatric and Adult Electroencephalography is a critical resource for practitioners and neurology trainees. He also co-founded one of Canada's largest epilepsy units at London Health Sciences Centre and has provided guidance to several professional associations in his field.
Stephen Chatman, C.M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
A well-respected educator and versatile composer, Stephen Chatman has made lasting contributions to Canadian cultural life. He has produced a remarkable body of work including choral, orchestral and piano compositions that are described as evocative, compelling and eclectic. His music has been widely performed, recorded and published both nationally and internationally. As a professor and head of the composition division at the University of British Columbia's School of Music, he has had a tremendous influence on a generation of prominent composers.
Dennis Covill, C.M.
Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia
A technology entrepreneur, Dennis Covill is highly regarded for his vision and innovation. In the 1970s, he founded Nautel Limited to develop the first-ever, solid-state, high-powered radio beacon. He then built his company, based in rural Nova Scotia, into a world leader, especially in radio broadcasting, by extending this same breakthrough technology to other product areas. Also known for his philanthropy, he has made significant contributions to health care and educational organizations throughout the Maritimes.
Murray W. Enkin, C.M.
Murray Enkin has influenced the development of maternity care in Canada. An obstetrician since the 1950s, he introduced childbirth practices that have since become the standard of care, including teaching prenatal preparation courses and bringing fathers into the delivery room. A long-time professor at McMaster University, he has also been a champion of the field of midwifery, contributing to the formal recognition of the profession, as well as supporting the creation of the first midwifery degree program in Canada.
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