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35th Annual H. Garfield Kelly Lecture




Ellis Hall Auditorium
58 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, K7L3N6, Canada
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4:30 PM: Reception | Ellis Hall Foyer
5:00 PM: Public Lecture | Ellis Hall Auditorium

Ellis Hall - 58 University Ave

The Queen’s University Aesculapian Medical Undergraduate Society invites you to a special presentation on:

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Leadership"

 by Dr. F. Gigi Osler

BScMed, MD, FRCSC, Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President 2018-2019 

In her lecture, CMA Past President Dr. Gigi Osler will explore different types of leaders, with a focus on the non-traditional, examine diversity in health care leadership as an enabler of improved patient outcomes, highlight social media as a tool for advancing one’s message, and call on physicians and medical learners across Canada to consider a leadership role within our health care system.


Dr. Osler graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1992. Following this, she completed a rotating internship at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital from 1992 to 1993. 

She began studying Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba in 1993 and graduated from the residency program in 1997. This was followed by a Rhinology fellowship at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She has been in practice in Winnipeg since 1998. 

Dr. Osler is the Head of the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba. When working at St. Boniface Hospital, she is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. 

She volunteers with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is on the Royal College’s Professional Learning and Development Committee to support the lifelong learning of physicians and surgeons. 

Dr. Osler is a dedicated supporter of global surgery and volunteers annually on surgical missions to low and lower-middle-income countries; her volunteer work inspires her to work harder for patients and health care systems. For the last several years Dr. Osler has been volunteering in Uganda with the ENT Department of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology; the collaboration’s goal is to improve the quality of local health care through education, training, and mentorship for African surgeons, residents and medical students. 

A passionate advocate for physician health, Dr. Osler co-chaired the 2015 Canadian Conference on Physician Health and served as the inaugural chair of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee for Doctors Manitoba. In 2017, she was awarded the Doctors Manitoba Health or Safety Promotion Award in recognition of her efforts to develop and implement programs to support the health and well-being of doctors. 

During her time as 2018-19 president, Dr. Osler is proud of the CMA’s work to support the profession through advocacy on physician well-being and diversity in the medical profession. 

Dr. Osler lives in Winnipeg with her wonderful husband and is the proud mother of two incredible children. 

About the H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship

The H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship supports visits from distinguished members of a society renowned for their contribution to medical or biological science, ethics and other fields related to medical education and practice. The lectureship was established in honour of Dr. H.G. Kelly, a distinguished graduate of Queen’s Medicine 1940.

After service in the RCAF and postgraduate training, Dr. Kelly joined the Queen’s Department of Medicine in 1949. Until his retirement in 1983 as Vice-Principal of Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Kelly served Queen’s, the teaching hospitals and the Kingston community with distinction, loyalty, and devotion to excellence as a teacher, physician, researcher, and administrator. Dr. Kelly died in 1994. He is missed by his family, his colleagues, his patients, and his Alma Mater.