Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean Emeritus of Queen’s Health Sciences, has been appointed to the Order of Canada
We are proud to announce that Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean Emeritus of Queen’s Health Sciences, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. We extend to Dr. Reznick our hearty congratulations on this honour.
Dr. Reznick is one of 85 new appointments announced Friday, June 30 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. The Order of Canada recognizes people across all sectors of society who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to our nation. Dr. Reznick’s appointment celebrates his impact as an innovator in medical and surgical education.
From 2010-2020, Dr. Reznick served as Dean, and CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization. In 2020, he received a Queen’s Distinguished Service Award for his leadership in developing innovative educational programming and transformative change across the faculty – including advocating for competency-based medical education across specialty programs. He is also a professor emeritus of Queen’s Department of Surgery.
Dr. Reznick completed his medical degree at McGill University and later graduated from the general surgery training program at the University of Toronto. He completed a Master of Education at Southern Illinois University then did a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston.
Dr. Reznick has had an impressive career as an educator and a physician, including recently serving a term as the 46th President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also the former chair for the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, the former vice president of education at University Health Network, and the founding director of the Wilson Centre, a health professions education research institute.
Dr. Reznick has been previously recognized for his work by numerous organizations such as the Medical Council of Canada, HealthcareCAN, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. McGill also recognized him with the Medicine Alumni Global Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967. Queen’s alumnus and Member of Parliament John Matheson, Arts’40, LLD’80, was a driving force in its development. He said the Tricolour Society at Queen’s served as a model for the Order of Canada. Since its creation in 1967, the Order of Canada has honoured more than 7,600 people whose service has shaped our society, whose innovations have ignited our imaginations, and whose compassion has united our communities.