Major Supporting Partners

During the past and to date, the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program has been generously funded by the Hannah Foundation/Associated Medical Services, Inc. (Toronto, Ontario) and the Alberta Medical Foundation (Edmonton, Alberta), while financial support for outreach functions and public events has been provided by the Canada-wide Situating Science Cluster (SSHRC). Important funding has also been provided by the UofC Cumming School of Medicine and the University of Calgary. Please see the links below:

Associated Medical Services (AMS/Hannah Foundation) Toronto, Ontario:

Associated Medical Services, Inc. (AMS) was established in 1936 by Dr. Jason Hannah as a pioneer, prepaid, not-for-profit health care organization in Ontario. With the advent of Medicare, AMS became a charitable organization supporting innovations in academic medicine and health services, specifically the history of medicine and health care, as well as innovations in health professional education and bioethics. AMS has generously supported the annual and Canada-wide History of Medicine Days (HMDs) student conferences as well as student research projects through the award of Hannah Studentships in the History of Medicine. Link

Alberta Medical Foundation (AMF), Edmonton, Alberta:

The Alberta Medical Foundation (AMF) is the only registered charitable foundation that promotes the research, study and appreciation of the history of medicine in Alberta. The AMF was established by the Alberta Medical Association in 1987 through a bequest from Dr. Margaret Hutton. She was the first female physician specializing in obstetrics and gynaecology to practise in Edmonton. Foundation objectives include encouragement of teaching and research, particularly of the history of medical practice and practitioners in Alberta. AMF has funded the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care program (HMHCP) through the provision of HMDs conference and course support as well as through History of Medicine Library Grants towards the UofC Health Sciences Library. Link

Situating Science Cluster (SSHRC), Halifax, Nova Scotia:

The Situating Science Cluster - Science in Human Contexts was created in 2007 with the generous funding of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant. Situating Science is a seven-year project promoting communication and collaboration among humanists and social scientists that are engaged in the study of science and technology. Support from the cluster has enabled the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program (HMHCP), in conjunction with the Calgary Colloquium in Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine Studies (S.T.E.M.S.), to organize a number of public outreach events for the UofC academic community as well as the wider interested public in the City of Calgary and in Southern Alberta. Link

Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), University of Calgary

The mission of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) is to be a centre of excellence in neuroscience and mental health research, translating discoveries into innovative health care solutions. This mission aims to support and conduct research on the healthy and diseased brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves to assess, understand and disseminate knowledge about the diseases affecting the nervous system. Financial support through the Hotchkiss Brain Institute has enabled the University of Calgary to acquire the Mackie Family Collection in the History of Neuroscience as an important research and educational resource for both the local community as well as international scholars and students of the history of neuroscience. It has also supported a major digitization project of the comprised objects in the collection. In addition, various HBI grants have enabled to bring in external speakers, provide funding for summer students in history of neuroscience and support Calgary workshops as well as the establishment of the History of Neuroscience Interest Group (HONIG). Link.

Institute for Public Health (IPH), University of Calgary

First established in 2009 as the Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health (CIPPH), the Institute is the seventh and newest University of Calgary research institute within the Cumming School of Medicine. While the Institute's original name was created to represent the scope of work and to identify the home-base of the Institute, the evolution of the Institute over the past two years required a careful examination of where it is going and how it wants to position itself. The name, Institute for Public Health, was chosen to encompass the core themes of health services and population and public health included within the Institute's mandate. The new logo (which depicts a 'speech bubble') reflects the institute's commitment to inform and engage in dialogue with members, key stakeholders, and collaborators. The instiute's new name and logo reflects its commitment to engage with a diverse community and the new tagline emphasizes a collective aim - to innovate for health and health care. The History of Medicine and Health Care program (HOMHCP) and members of the History of Neuroscience Interest Group (HONIG) are actively involved in research activities of the research sub-group "Mind and Brain: Public Health Perspectives" within the Institute for Public Health (IPH). Link.

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary (UofC):

Created in 1967 with the first students admitted in 1970, the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine is one of the youngest medical schools in Canada. Primarily created to train family physicians, at a time when there was a perceived shortage, it has moved beyond this, evolving into a school that educates physicians for a spectrum of activities: from primary care to specialty care; to careers in education, management, and research. The advent of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) in the early 1980s brought with it an expansion of the Cumming School of Medicine with a continuing increase in research expertise. Throughout the years, the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine has grown and developed into an internationally recognized education and research facility. It takes pride in its multidisciplinary approach to medical research, education and patient care. The University of Calgary Medical Faculty has been a major partner in continuously supporting the annual History of Medicine Days conferences, which have developed into a landmark event in the educational realm of History of Medicine and Medical Humanities in Canada. Link

The University of Calgary (UofC), Calgary, Alberta:

The University of Calgary is a non-denominational institution of higher education, founded in 1966, when the existing Calgary branch of the University of Alberta (UofA) assumed its full autonomy as a university. The UofC is a research-intensive public university in Southern Alberta and currently comprises of nearly 24,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. It is organized in 17 faculties including a teachers' college, law school, medical school, and most recently Canada's fifth veterinary medicine program. The University of Calgary is one of the top research-intensive universities in Canada with seventh most Canada Research Chairs. It is a member of the "Group of Thirteen", Association of Commonwealth Universities, International Association of Universities, and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Various units of the University of Calgary have provided support for workshops, conferences and lecture series in Calgary. Grant awards through the University Research Grants Committee have provided research and operational support for the History of Medicine and Health Care program. Link