University of Manitoba - Faculty of Medicine - Alumni -
The College of Medicine Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture in Medicine and Society is pleased to host:

Health Equity & Homelessness: Our Collective Responsibility

Friday, September 28 | Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Frederic Gaspard Theatre

Presented by Jeffrey Turnbull, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Ottawa Inner City Health

Jeffrey Turnbull, MD has held many leadership roles in Canadian medicine and medical education. In 2018, he stepped down as chief of staff of the Ottawa Hospital to devote more time to working with people who experience homelessness.


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 (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.

Past Lectures

September 2017

Presented by Wab Kinew, Author, journalist, activist, politician


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.

October 2015

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


Click to view:  "Medicine & Human Rights"

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 Max Rady College of Medicine alumnus Mark Greene [MD/72]

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