Dr. Brian Postl's five-year term as Professor and Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine, began July 1, 2010. Dr. Postl was additionally appointed Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Vice-Provost (Health Sciences) effective February 1, 2014, and his term was extended by two years to 2017.
On June 23, 2016 Dr. Postl was re-appointed as Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine for an additional five-year term to June 30, 2021. He will concurrently continue to hold the position of Vice-Provost (Health Sciences).
Dr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), a position he held for 10 years.
Dr. Postl has served as head of Pediatrics and Child Health and as head of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit, a division of community and northern medicine, and as director of the Faculty of Medicine’s community medical residency program.
His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre’s Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.
Dr. Postl serves on a number of committees and boards of provincial and national associations, foundations, institutes and other organizations.
He was inducted as a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2011 and invested in the Order of Manitoba in 2012.
On June 19, 2014 he was appointed Inaugural Chair of Research Manitoba Board of Directors; a new research funding organization that will bring existing research funding sources into a single, coordinated organization.