The College of Medicine Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture in Medicine and Society is pleased to host:


naimark lecture 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Basic Medical Sciences Building | 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus

This year's lecture is presented by:

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew was named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large”. He is the author of the Number one national bestseller The Reason You Walk: A Memoir and is an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Previously, he was the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg. In 2012, he hosted the acclaimed documentary series “8th Fire”. His hip-hop music and journalism projects have won numerous awards. Wab is currently the MLA for Fort Rouge in Winnipeg and is running for the leadership of the Manitoba NDP.


This annual lecture, established by the Class of 1972, recognizes and honours Dr. Arnold Naimark’s legacy within the University of Manitoba and the College of Medicine. Dr. Naimark’s remarkable and enduring contributions include serving as Dean of Medicine from 1971-81 and University of Manitoba President and Vice- Chancellor from 1981-96.

Dr. Naimark, President Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, has led transformative change at the University of Manitoba through creating a new department of Family Medicine; and promoting health sciences research and its funding at the national and provincial levels. Today, he is the Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Medicine. In recognition of his leadership and outstanding achievements, Dr. Naimark has been honoured with many awards: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1987); Officer of the Order of Canada i(1991); Order of Manitoba (2003); Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate (2013). His career has been heavily focused on the advancement of scientific research and development, health innovation, institutional transformation and advanced education. 


Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture
September 2016

Presented by Michael B. Decter, Chair of Medavie Blue Cross and Patients Canada


Click to view:  “Sustainability of Canada’s Health Care system.

Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture
October 2015

Presented by Jonathan Cohen, deputy director of the Open Society Public Health Program


Click to view:  "Medicine & Human Rights"

Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture
September 2014

Presented by Kathleen Foley, Medical Director, International Palliative Care Initiative

Click to view:  "Physician-Assisted Suicide: My Choice or Society's?"


Inaugural Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture
September 2013

Presented by College of Medicine alumnus:
Mark Greene [MD/72]

Click to view:
"Targeted Treatment of Human Cancer."