Queen's University

Walter Rosser to receive Order of Canada

 
2010-11-17
Walter Rosser helped with the idea of creating family health teams, which now serve two million patients.

The former head of Queen’s family medicine department will be officially inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada later this morning.

Walter Rosser, Meds’67, is being honoured for his leadership in the discipline of family medicine and primary care research, and for his contributions to the establishment of practice-based research networks in Canada.

“I don’t think there is a higher award you can get in the country,” he says.

In 1994, Dr. Rosser helped with the idea of creating family health teams, which now serve two million patients. He also helped established practice-based research networks across Canada. While most illnesses are addressed and dealt with at family practices, data about those ailments wasn't being recorded or shared until four years ago.

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) will broadcast the investiture ceremony beginning at 10:28 am. The ceremony can also be seen online.
 

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